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Friday Finds from the Shapeways Community

This week the Shapeways community turned up the 3D printed awesome another notch… Check out this cool desktop gift.

I respect one of the most experienced software
engineers on our project. He is very humble, attempting to divert
recognition and point out the accomplishments of others. Despite his
protestations, I believe he has saved our company a fair amount of money
over the course of this project (I think he’s been on this project for
5+ years now). So, I wanted to honor him with a desk sculpture. The
whole team chipped in for the cost of the print. I am going to attempt
to get this painted by Monday, since we’re doing an important test event
this week.

This piece is intended to be in the “steampunk” style – a sort of retro
future where things are powered by steam and mechanical means, and the
style is roughly Victorian / Industrial Revolution. The little plaque on
the front says <his name> and “Chief Engineer”. The strange
machine one which he leans is meant to be an imitation of the sort of
product my company produces, since I can’t represent software itself
tangibly.


Thirty Interweaved Hexagons by fdecomite is, 30 interweaved, hexagons…

Pixel Charcters by fpad77

The Seed of Yggdrasil by Joabalwin

The design is based on the classic Celtic-style knot symbol for the World Tree from Norse mythology, Yggdrasil.

Inside the leaves you can see a small sphere of blue. If you look
reaaally carefully, you could notice that the continents in the blue
ball are in the shape of Pangea and not our current distribution.

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