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avatar rjmehra  is currently offline rjmehra
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Hi

The Science Museum in London is producing an exhibition on 3D printing.
We intend to feature as part of it's introduction a wall of 3D printed items, of all shapes, sizes, colours and materials.
To highlight the open and social aspect of the 3D printing community I would like to invite you, members of the Shapeways community, to donate an object to this introductory display.
Your name would be added to a panel thanking all contributors.

If you have created a physical 3D printed object you can freely send us, please message me.

My regards

Rohan Mehra
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Science Museum

[Updated on: Tue, 02 July 2013 14:20 UTC]

Re: Would you like to see your creation in the Science Museum? [message #70873 is a reply to message #70830 ] Wed, 03 July 2013 09:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Rohan,

I love the idea, thanks for the invitation! You'll find though that many products, especially when they're larger or using metal or ceramics, can get quite costly. As such, people may be reluctant to donate their products.

Is this a permanent exhibition, or a temporary one? Is it an option to return them to their owners afterwards?

Thanks!

Bart


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Re: Would you like to see your creation in the Science Museum? [message #70878 is a reply to message #70873 ] Wed, 03 July 2013 11:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Bart.

Thanks for getting back to me so fast.
It's true that some things are a lot more than others, and I am also approaching companies of all shapes and sizes to get some of the more 'exotic' type of 3D prints that individuals may not be able to donate.

The exhibition will run from October 2013 for 9 months.

Unfortunately the introductory wall this call out is trying to populate, will be on open display to the public, so objects will not be guaranteed in any way. And given the amount of them (I'm expecting between 300 - 500 in total), we are not making promises about returning things, except in special circumstances.

But I hope this doesn't deter. It will be a great showcase for budding designers. And I should probably drop this great stat I've been boasting to my friends about, but last year the museum got over 3 million visitors, that's presumably around 6 million eyes to look at your creations! Shocked

Best

Rohan
Re: Would you like to see your creation in the Science Museum? [message #70881 is a reply to message #70878 ] Wed, 03 July 2013 12:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What kind of creations are you looking for? Objects that show all the new possibilities of additive manufacturing? Or more normal day objects so people can see how useful and normal it could be? Or doesn't it really matter?

What will be the distance between the objects and the visitors? So how big does an object need to be in order to still be visible? Are visitors allowed to touch the objects?

And one more question, when is the deadline?

[Updated on: Wed, 03 July 2013 12:39 UTC]

Re: Would you like to see your creation in the Science Museum? [message #70891 is a reply to message #70881 ] Wed, 03 July 2013 13:49 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Daphne

Thanks for your questions.
We're open to almost anything regarding objects (so long as it's family safe). As in there is no specific type of thing we are looking for, in fact I'm hoping people surprise me with things I wouldn't have expected ideally!
A mixture of abstract arty things to show off the capabilities to practical things, toys, tools, literally anything.

The objects will be displayed on the wall above the main exhibits in the 3D printing exhibition, so the lowest (and smallest) will be around adult head-height, larger ones will be placed higher. The public technically aren't allowed to touch the objects, but they are on open display so... you know, they might!
(This is (and the fact I have no budget for this) are why we are only accepting kind donations of objects and not temporary loans, as we can't ensure items safe return, I hope that the chance to put something on display at the museum and be credited for it is reward enough for some Smile).

Good point about the deadline, I should have made some indication of that earlier. If people could send me things before August it would be ideal!

Many thanks

Rohan
Re: Would you like to see your creation in the Science Museum? [message #70975 is a reply to message #70891 ] Thu, 04 July 2013 15:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Can I submit a 3D printed robotic arm that reaches out and grabs people and shakes their money out of them?

HAHAHA!!! Just kidding! Laughing

Hmmmm... 3 million visitors per year? That's BIG! Very Happy

One question, how much effort will be made to connect the objects displayed to their respective creators?

If not much effort, then could I submit designs with their own display platforms that included my name? Such as, something that was spherical that could roll off a table, could be displayed on a pedestal that included an inscription like, by James William Kincaid III.

Also, what is the procedure for making submissions?






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Re: Would you like to see your creation in the Science Museum? [message #70978 is a reply to message #70878 ] Thu, 04 July 2013 16:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The exhibition will run ... for 9 months.

... last year the museum got over 3 million visitors, that's presumably around 6 million eyes to look at your creations!


No, that's 9/12 x 6 million, i.e. 4.5 million assuming that all visitors see this particular exhibit, which is a very large assumption. And little people will see less of the exhibit than tall people.
Re: Would you like to see your creation in the Science Museum? [message #70979 is a reply to message #70975 ] Thu, 04 July 2013 16:17 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi

The panel of thanks to our donors will list all the names of people and companies, so each object will not have it's own label.
So yes, we would welcome people to put their names on things, in fact it highlights how customisable 3D printing makes things, so that's a really nice idea!

If you could PM me your email address I will provide details on where to send things to. Though I wouldn't mind knowing roughly what/how many objects we are talking about.

Best regards

Rohan
Re: Would you like to see your creation in the Science Museum? [message #71058 is a reply to message #70830 ] Fri, 05 July 2013 21:17 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Great opportunity, Rohan, just one small kink; unless the designer has a model sitting around (a lot do) then the "by August" deadline could be a problem. If I have to order a piece, get it shipped to me and then ship it to you across the Pond, August will be cutting it close. Is there any way you could give an absolutely latest date?


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Re: Would you like to see your creation in the Science Museum? [message #71163 is a reply to message #71058 ] Mon, 08 July 2013 10:37 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi

Thanks for the question. Another good point.
I'd assumed it would mainly be people in the UK that took me up on this, but I'm ecstatic that makers around the world would like to participate.
If we have all pieces in the museum by Monday 12th August then I think we're happy.
Should you wish to go ahead let me know and I'll PM you specific details etc...

Best!

Rohan
Re: Would you like to see your creation in the Science Museum? [message #71171 is a reply to message #70830 ] Mon, 08 July 2013 13:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yeah, I wish I was closer (British ex-pat now in Canada) because the piece I'd like to submit would cost me $50 to print and probably another $35 to mail... little too steep to simply give away, I'm afraid.

It was something I made for a relative who served on Minesweepers in the Second World War...

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Re: Would you like to see your creation in the Science Museum? [message #71184 is a reply to message #71171 ] Mon, 08 July 2013 16:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Wow! That is a shame as that piece is lovely. Such a nice story too.
I totally understand that it's unreasonably expensive to just give us that under the circumstances.

Thanks

Rohan

Re: Would you like to see your creation in the Science Museum? [message #71186 is a reply to message #70830 ] Mon, 08 July 2013 16:44 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Is this the link to the museum?

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/

Perhaps people would like to check it out to get a better feel for the museum ambiance.



ETA:

I was looking through the object archive on the site and ran across this item from 1976.

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/objects/metallurgy/1978-175. aspx

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/images/object_images/535x535/10304522.jpg

What goes around comes around!

[Updated on: Mon, 08 July 2013 17:07 UTC]

Re: Would you like to see your creation in the Science Museum? [message #71187 is a reply to message #71186 ] Mon, 08 July 2013 17:17 UTC Go to previous message
avatar rjmehra  is currently offline rjmehra
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Haha! Wow, good find!

Thanks for posting the museum link as well. Hadn't thought to do that.

Best

Rohan

 
   
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