Category Archive: Art

3DP Inking Einstein

Quick timelapse video of the process of inking a 3D Print of Cosmo Wenman’s scan of  Albert Einstein sculpture by Jacob Epstein, 1933. The 3D model can be found at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:51501 Learn more about… Continue reading

Ink Your 3D Prints

Add color to your 3D prints using alcohol based inks. This simple technique quickly turns a plain plastic print into a colorful piece of art. There are a number of techniques for adding color to 3D… Continue reading

3D Printing Easter Eggs

Holidays are a great opportunity for makers to challenge themselves to create new designs and try new techniques and then share them with the world. Every holiday is an evergreen design challenge that… Continue reading

Remixing Classic Art

The heist of a priceless bust of Nefertiti at the Neues Museum in Berlin by means of 3D scanning and 3D printing has been in the new recently and sparked debate and controversy. Articles by… Continue reading

Lithophane Test Card

Lithophane Test Cards are designed to help users determine the optimal print settings for 3D printed lithophanes. Variables such as filament color, opacity, slicer settings and lighting display conditions can have a dramatic… Continue reading

Outsider Art Fair 2016 Submissions

A few weeks ago, I saw a tweet mentioning a 3D design contest. “Wide Open Arts will host a curated booth of imaginary towers in the upcoming Outsider Art Fair | NYC (Jan 21-24… Continue reading

Experimenting with Stainless Steel Filament

Experiments with Stainless Steel filament from Proto-Pasta.  Find out more about this metal infused filament here. http://www.proto-pasta.com/pages/stainless-steel-pla Be aware that the filament is highly abrasive and can wear out your nozzle quickly. See my polishing… Continue reading

Help Feature Hispanic Heritage on Thingiverse Front Page!

Help! Thingiverse is interested in featuring the National Hispanic Heritage Month collection on the front page! http://www.thingiverse.com/DesignMakeTeach/collections/national-hispanic-heritage-month But there is a problem. The name of the collection is too long. The title of the collection… Continue reading

National Hispanic Heritage Month Begins

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month! (September 15-October 15) Managed to make quite a bit of progress on the National Hispanic Heritage Month Maker Challenge. Catch the initial brainstorm for the challenge here. https://designmaketeach.com/2015/09/10/brainstorm-hispanic-heritage-month-maker-challenge/ I’ve recruited ELL,… Continue reading

Update #1: The Incredible 3D Printing Gumball Gallery

Thank you for the strong support for The Incredible 3D Printing Gumball Gallery. I’ve received some great responses on the blog, Twitter and Instagram. The story was even picked up by the 3D printing media.… Continue reading

Brainstorming: The Incredible 3D Printing Gumball Gallery

My latest project idea is The Incredible 3D Printing Gumball Gallery. The idea has been burning away in my head for the past week and I’m publishing it now to ask for help from… Continue reading

Proof of Concept: Interactive Art Synthesizer