“Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.” –Niels Bohr
One of the most amazing recent technological innovations is the advent of 3D Printing, where any shaped or textured object can be accurately reproduced with the right software and printing materials. The things that I’ve seen made so far have been so creative that I thought the right song to take you through what I’m about to show you is Ween’s upbeat (and amusing) song,
A huge number of brilliant entries have been submitted, and they’ve already got their list of finalists selected. There are some great projects and videos to check out there, which showcase the power and creativity of 3D printers.
But perhaps the coolest demonstration of 3D printing that I’ve seen was how the integrated lego-into-the-sandstone, at the top of this page, was created. Greg Petchkovsky is the creator of that piece, and here’s the bit that he designed and 3D printed himself.
How did he do it, and how did he create a piece to integrate so seamlessly in with the natural stone base materials? It’s really amazing what computers in the hands of the right, skilled people can do these days, and so without further ado, I present Greg’s video, “A sandstone block built from lego, blending real objects with 3D prints.” (I think his choice of music is lousy, so feel free to mute his and listen to Ween instead.)