Sylph

The 10 year old has a project to come up with a 3D representation of a specific vocabulary word: sylph. Scouring various model sites, and this resampled version of a statue scan from the Stanford 3D Scanning Repository seemed like a good fit. We’re using a modified, and much simplified, version of Lucy that’s been pre-processed…

Space Ship Tokens

It’s unsurprising that the 10 year old’s open ended school projects often result in building a new board game. This round, the game called for a series of Space Ship tokens: The old-school/1960’s futurist vibe of the original model fit perfectly, and is captured surprisingly well even scaled down 25%. Source: Spaceship Pudge11 Maker: cerberus333 Model: spaceschippudge11.stl…

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. This bell predates the time period they’re studying by a few hundred years, dating…

Terracotta Army – Horse

The Warrior 4 from the Terracotta Army has a companion: The Warrior and Horse we’re well received when the 10 year old brought them to class for a group project working session. Also printed in Red Copper PLA, the horse took significantly longer, particularly because of the significant support structures needed. The scans of the horse and…

Wordmasters

The 10 year old is building a vault full of gems, coins, and gold bars as part of a project to come up with a 3D representation of the word skinflint. An hour or so in TinkerCad, and he was ready to print. After about 5 print failures laying down the brim and base layer for the…