You can now download and 3D print your very own (non functional) Honda concept car to 3D print and hold in your hands (depending upon scale at which you 3D print).
Whether it is the FSR Concept from 1994 or the Kiwami from 2003 you can own a very small piece of automotive history for the price of a 3D print.
There are 5 models available to download from Honda-3D and while this is not exactly a game changer for the automotive industry, it is indicative that 3D printing is front and center in their imagination (super ultra daydreams), if not their practice, yet.
Game week continues and todays 3D Printed game of the week is dice. Whether you're playing Monopoly, Magic The Gathering, or Dungeons & Dragons; dice play a essential role to the experience. Did you know that this week marked the 40th anniversary of the popular RPG game Dungeons & Dragons? Lets commemorate 40 Years of D&D with 40 3D Printed dice!
Here are just a few examples of awesome 3D Printed dice to help you take your gaming to the next level. To see more check out our Pinterest board or Dice featured page.
It's the week of the big game. THE SUPER BOWL, the most popular sporting event in America. The Super Bowl will also be broadcast across the world and while everyone is preparing for the big game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, there will be those engaging in non-sport gaming / recreational activities.
This week we're having a game week of our own and will be surfacing popular game inspired 3D prints from traditional board games to classic computer games. Today's 3D Printed game of the day is Chess! Take gaming and chess to the next level with these 3D Printed Chess sets.
The class will teach you:
How to set up an AWS instance with OAuth to Shapeways API
How to build a custom iPhone case using ShapeJS
How to create a user interface for simplifying input into ShapeJS scripts
Best practices for creating manufacturable geometry
Overview of Shapeways’ marketplace and manufacturing
Examples of apps built on ShapeJS:
2D to 3D Creator - converts black-and-white images into 3D objects.
Holiday Ornament Creator - converts black-and-white images into holiday ornaments.
Memoring - 2nd place winner of HackNY, turns GPS tracked-path into wearable 3D ring.
For more info and to get your ticket, head to Eventbrite.
This weeks Designer Spotlight focuses on Zach Tsiakalis-Brown, a young Shapie from the northwest, with a shop full of imaginative, original prints that remind us how fun 3D printing really can be.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? My name is Zach, and I am (possibly) the youngest Shapie ever. I am 13 years old and live in Seattle, Washington, where I am in eighth grade. I have experience in 3D modeling, basic game design, digital art, and movie making.
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the debut of the Macintosh. The Mac has revolutionized the technology world and has inspired a generation of innovation and innovators. It can be safe to say that everyone on Shapeways has either used or know someone who uses a Mac product. 3D printing in a way is experiencing its "Mac moment" as 3D printing technology is becoming more mainstream and accessible to the mass consumer. For the Shapies who have been inspired by Mac and Apple throughout the years, check out these Mac inspired 3D Prints.
Rock these 3D printed Mac inspired cufflinks at your next tech meetup or company party.
We hope that Shapeways serves as a platform for innovation and creation the same way Mac has for computers and software. We're interested in hearing how has the Mac enabled or inspired you to get involved with 3D printing or modeling? Do you believe that 3D printing is experiencing its "Mac moment" by disrupting the manufacturing industry?
So you design awesome stuff to 3D print with Shapeways, you understand the quirky Dutch sensibilities of practical solutions with a tinge of humor, you like orange, you want to visit New York City. Then we have the opportunity for you.
DIY is so 2010, why do everything yourself when all you really need to do is Design Your Own and the 3D printers will do the rest.
DYO is the latest customizable jewelry project from the good people at Matter Labs, behind Matter.IO.
Starting with five simple yet beautiful templates by entering you can customize the designs by entering text, a location, or a date to create a unique piece of jewelry for yourself or a loved one to be 3D printed on demand.
Buying gifts, especially for people you care about, is such a personal thing,” says co-founder and CEO Dylan Reid “but for the most part you’re stuck choosing between pretty generic, mass produced things.” You can buy handmade jewelry and crafts on sites like Etsy, “but what you really want to do is play a role in the design, even it’s small -- like leaving a little bit of yourself in the object.” says Reid.
So if you are looking to give a unique gift this Valentine's Day (or any day) but don't have the 3D modeling skills (yet) to make something truly awesome DYO may be the perfect way to win hearts this year.
And like all good things 3D printed DYO is powered by the Shapeways API.
What’s really cool is that you don’t have to wait until it arrives in the mail to see what it will look like. You can make changes as you go and you’re able to preview them right away. It’s easy to get started, and no design experience is needed! Just pick from a variety of hairstyles, facial expressions, and shirt graphics. Or even upload your own if you want to be wearing your favorite t-shirt.
Make Narcissus proud and get one for yourself. If you do, take a photo and upload mini you to Twitter or Facebook with hashtag #3Dselfies so we can check it out.
Admit it. You've taken a Selfie. Or 127 according to Instagram. And you probably liked it. Maybe you've even mastered how to avoid blurry big upper arms and awkward closeups. Looking to take it to the next level in time for next year's #SelfieOlympics? Meet the #3DSelfie by Shapeways, and welcome to the future.
It's snowy outside, so what better way to spend an evening than talking 3D printing with artists at the Museum of Arts and Design?
Shapeways is managing an interactive space at MAD in conjunction with the Museum's exhibition Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital. The show investigates the many ways technology has enabled artists and designers to create in the 20th century—including of course, 3D printing.
Come and join Sophie Kahn, Lucas Goossens, and the Laser Girls as they talk about how they use 3D printing to make innovative fine art, modern jewelry, and extreme nails. The talks will start shortly after 6:30pm on the second floor and there will be time for questions.
Take your time to check out the incredible exhibition, and come play in the Shapeways interactive space afterwards. We'll be running our army of Formlabs 3D printers and we will be 3D scanning people so you can get your very own "3D selfie"!
Head over to meetup.com to RSVP and for more details. And if you can't join us on Friday, the exhibition runs through June 2014.
This weeks Designer Spotlight focuses on Iza Grun, the jewelry artist with wanderlust and a serious eye for capturing natural forms and translating them into wearable art.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? Hi, I'm Iza and half a year ago I founded IZ4 fine art jewellery. Right after graduating as an architect in Bucharest, I started working in Brussels, Antwerp, and then in Ghent, for 4 years - as a designer for the Wim Delvoye studio. Currently based in Berlin, I plan a future move to a hot sunny place somewhere in South Asia. I love the fact that Shapeways makes it possible for people like me to live and work wherever they choose, while being able to run their business and make their ideas come to life.
Searching for that particular camera accessory but you can't seem to find it anywhere? That's probably because it doesn't exist. Enter Shapeways and 3D printing where items as simple as a camera lens accessory can be designed and printed specifically for your camera model. There are many photographers out there looking for particular lens components for their camera but not all of them are mass produced. Here are some custom 3D printed camera lens accessories on Shapeways.