We have become closely acquainted with the phrase "April Showers Bring May Flowers" the past few rainy days here at Shapeways. This week's Friday Finds is an ode to Mother Nature and those good old spring showers.
We're so excited to (finally) hang up our winter coats and enjoy this beautiful season. In this week's Friday Finds, we give a warm welcome to the new creatures and colors popping up in our sunny surroundings.
In celebration of the Spring Equinox, take a que from fashion icons Liz Tyler and Theda Bara and indulge your inner Isis with our round up of Egyptian-inspired jewelry. 3D printing has caused something of a new Egyptian Revival at the Factory of the Future, from entangled serpents to evocative amulets. Here are a few of our favorites.
This Friday, we make an ode to the potential leaders of our future -- robots. Since the thought of them taking over is a little frightening, we turned to our community's creations to remind us that robots aren't all that bad. In fact, sometimes they're pretty darn cute.
According to Chinese mythology, the legend of the Snake is not one steeped in honor. The story is told that the reason for the order of the 12 animals in the 12 year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac. In ancient times a race was held to cross a great river, and the order of the animals in the cycle was based upon their order in finishing the race. The snake compensated for not being the best swimmer by hitching a hidden ride on the horses hoof, and when the horse was just about to cross the finish line, jumping out, scaring the horse, and thus edging it out for sixth place. Because after all, who wants to be seventh?
Despite the dubious sixth place honor, we will celebrate the year of the snake in the best way we know how, by 3D printing them.