Mini Great Buddha at Kamakura

I loved printing the Great Buddha at Kamakura, and we found ourselves in need of a quick, but meaningful, birthday present. A scaled down version of Buddha to the rescue: View this post on Instagram A half scale print of the Great Buddha at Kamakura, from Scan the World. This is the highest resolution print I’ve…

The Great Buddha at Kamakura

I had just acquired some Red Copper Tianse PLA, had recently begun seriously perusing the Scan the World collection on MyMiniFactory, and the house felt like it needed a decent Buddha statue – lucky for me I found a scan of the Great Buddha at Kamakura, Japan. This Buddha is shaped such that minimal supports were required during…

Charging Bull

We spent a few years working on Wall Street when we lived in New York City, and would occasionally walk through Bowling Green and see Charging Bull. I find this statue interesting for a few reasons: the financial mindset that drove early Wall Street, and the corruption (or logical conclusion) of that mindset into a one of profit-at-all-costs,…

High Detail Printing – Great Buddha

The Scan the World collection on MyMiniFactory has some great pieces spanning world history. For a number of reasons, this scan of the Great Buddha at Kamakura caught my eye. View this post on Instagram A half scale print of the Great Buddha at Kamakura, from Scan the World. This is the highest resolution print I’ve…

Chinese Bo – Warring States Period

High quality bell making started in China somewhere around 400-300 BCE, more than a thousand years before bellfounding became well understood in western Europe. As an example of ancient Chinese technologies, it fits well into the 10 year old’s group project at school. View this post on Instagram A Chinese bell from the Warring States period, printed…

Terracotta Army – Horse

The Warrior 4 from the Terracotta Army has a companion: View this post on Instagram A horse from the Xi’an Warriors joins the kneeling warrior for the 10 year old’s project on ancient China. Model by Scan the World on MyMiniFactory. #3dprinting #myminifactory #xianwarriors #terracottawarriors #scantheworld A post shared by Dwyer Devices (@dwyerdevices) on Jan…

Terracotta Army – Warrior 4

The 10 year old has a group project (we’ve already begun to teach him to despise group projects) at school researching technology in ancient China. Fortuitously we recently visited the Terracotta Army traveling exhibit at the Virgina Museum of Fine Arts, so the topic was fresh in our minds. As luck would have it, some items from…