Archive for May, 2016

25th May

3D printing – a new obsession

written by Mark Wheadon

I acquired a 3D printer a couple of years ago – I backed the M3D Micro on KickStarter. For me at least that was a very successful KickStarter and I learned a lot from my Micro.

Once I grew out of the micro I built a Mini Kossel from Think3DPrint3D and I’m having loads of fun with it. But the greatest satisfaction is thinking of an idea and then being able to make it real.

For example, I thought it would be cool to make a real, tangible version of the classic Victorian illusion: a goblet with a face in the negative space. A few hours (quite a few hours!) in Rhinoceros 3D and eventually I produced this. (To give you a sense of scale, it’s 120mm / 4.7″ tall.)


How cool is that?  It’s up on Etsy should anyone wish to posses their own.