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.
For this week's Friday Finds we want to introduce community curation. Our homepage is where we highlight models we love, now we're opening it up for you to show us your favorites! As of next week, our homepage is going to be YOUR space. So we want to see your finds! See below for instructions.
One of the coolest things about 3D printing in full color sandstone is the ability to create colorful figurines, so for this edition of Friday Finds, here are some little friends I found on Shapeways...
Jep the classy hedgehog joined Lukaz and some of his friends outside a bar one evening, and he was so taken by the well mannered creature that he created a permanent reminder.
Inspired to have my own little friend, I played with our latest app Monster Me, a collaboration with the Creators Project that lets you turn your Facebook data into a unique creature. Look at these little guys! Have you made yours yet?
To help get in the Valentine's Day mood, we are featuring 3D printed products from the Shapeways community that are a bit more lovey dovey than the average 3D printed item. In preparation for Valentines Day, don't forget to tag your products using "valentine"! Tags relating to themes and
occasions will help
your products get found in search.
Take a look at some of these 3D printed products, fresh for 2013 from the Shapeways community. We are looking forward to seeing what 2013 brings, new designs, new materials, new colors, new resolutions....
Let Us Know What Models You Would Like to See in Friday Finds Using @Mentions
Usually for Friday Finds we trawl the Shapeways site, check the It Arrived and Feature This threads in the Shapeways forums, search Flickr, YouTube and even Pinterest. This week we are asking you to use our new @mentions feature to let us know which 3D printed products YOU think should be featured in this weeks Friday Finds.
To suggest a product, simply mention @ElisaRichardson and tell her why we should feature the product on Friday Finds.
Happy Friday everyone! And what a Friday it is...we're thrilled to be back online. For this week's Friday Finds, we have a selection of planetary 3D printed finds to remind us that some things still remain outside our control.
Orrery by Whystler, who explains that this orrery is a fully functional model of the 4 terrestrial planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. He notes, "Ideal for planning your next interplanetary voyage on your star-galleon."