geekgirl (r)osiex aka the metal cupcake publishing about interesting things for a really long time!
  • “Here be 3D printed dragons” [#geekgirl]

    [From the CSIRO]: “Earlier this week we received a letter from Sophie, a 7-year-old girl, asking if we could make her a dragon. Here is Toothless, a female dragon (Species Seadragonus Giganticus Maximus) 3D printed out of Titanium.”

  • Building a Book Scanner (time lapse) [#geekgirl]

  • #3D Printing Architecture [#geekgirl]

    Digital Grotesque . Printing Architecture from Digital Grotesque on Vimeo.

  • When #3D printing meets the Fine Arts

    Tomato Paint Soup

    “Tomato Paint Soup” via maketank

    “It’s clear that there is art in it. If there were no challenge involved in designing for 3D printing, Materialise and the curator would not have had much upon which to judge their contest. 3D printing is not, in any way, about eliminating the artist or his or her hand. By the contrary, especially with desktop printers, a lot of individual personality shows through, even in the simplest of designs, like in the Block Light – designer Stefano Giovacchini says he deliberately works with the marks of the low resolution printer. We at MakeTank emphasize the role of the Maker in every product, for it’s not just the object but the story behind it that is important. The iconic pop art of Andy Warhol will forever be associated with that artist’s name, eccentric character and unique creativity, despite attempts to erase himself from the multiple using technology. Had Warhol had a 3D printer, the result would be the same.” [via maketank]

  • Have Your 3D designs Made Into a Full-Colour Paper 3D Print [#geekgirl]

    Fab Lab Adelaide

    “Calling all artists and designers who are interested in having your 3D designs made into a full-colour paper 3D print! Fab Lab Adelaide are partnering with DGS 3D (the Australian distributor for Mcor IRIS 3D printers), for the launch of the IRIS 3D printer. These printers use Selective Deposition Lamination, a simple and innovative process of full colour paper 3D printing.

    Your 3D printed model will be exhibited in the gallery at the launch of the IRIS in Sydney, Rydes Hotel, Parramatta on Thursday 25th July, and a copy of the model will also be mailed to you.

    If you are interested in taking part you will need to submit your designs in OBJ, STL or VRML formats by Friday June 21st. Here are a few guidelines for the models…”

  • Google Glass Privacy Cover [#geekgirl]

    Google Glass Privacy Cover

    Google Glass Privacy Cover [via Thingiverse]

    “This is made to cover the camera and display in a glass device. You can still see the display through the back.”

  • Talk About #Joy[ful]…. [#geekgirl]

    "Unknown Pleasures" using 3D printing.

    “Unknown Pleasures” using 3D printing
    [Image Credit: Michael Zoellner via 3ders.org]

    this 3D printed version of  Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures” album cover is the absolute antithesis of appallingsauce [which would make it "awesomesauce", but if I acknowledged that I'd then have to instead type that rampantly-misappropriated-word-that-used-to-be-employed-by-a-particular-game-sector-slash-Internet-subculture-but-has-now-been-rampantly-incorporated-into-horrifically-stagnant-"bro"lingo. And yes, I'm aware I just did exactly that *sticks out tongue at you*. So there].

  • 3D Printing Geometric #Sculptures Using Sugar [#geekgirl]

    Yum Sculptures

    [Image Via 3ders.org]

    “Now the process of 3D printing sugar has been perfected and Kyle and Liz have started their micro-design firm Sugar Lab for custom 3D printed sugar. With their background in architecture and their love for complex geometry, they took advantage of 3D printing to bring custom sugar to the genre of mega-cool cakes. “3D printing represents a paradigm shift for confections, transforming sugar into a dimensional, structural medium.” said Sugar Lab.”