Here is a rundown of some amazing 3D printed items from World Maker Faire in New York. This year we saw an diverse array of 3D prints – from complex humanoid robots to wearable designs.
3D Printed Robots
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The Adventure Ball by Michael Curry, also known on Thingiverse as “Skimbal”, is a 3D printed robotic pet that transforms from a ball to a four legged robot.
InMoov Humanoid Robot
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InMoov is an Open Source 3D printable animatronic robot. It was designed by Gael Langevin, but this particular build by Chuck Fletcher integrated eye tracking, Kinect and Leap Motion control. The video shows the InMoov using eyetracking to follow the movements of a piece of paper.
BoB the Biped
Jimmy the Robot
Jimmy the Robot made his debut at the Make: Hardware Innovation Workshop during a talk by Intel’s Futurist Brian David Johnson. In his current form he is the 3D printed exoskeleton that will contain a 21st Century robot that is easy to build, completely open source, and filled with humanity. Designed by Wayne Losey of Modibot, Jimmy has been printed both on a MakerBot Replicator 2 and in laser sintered nylon via Shapeways.
Scanning and Printing
Great Fredini’s Coney Island Scan-A-Rama
Coney Island Scan-A-Rama was a huge hit at World Maker Faire, creating a Microsoft Kinect to create full body 3D scanned portraits onsite for Faire attendees.
ThreeForm is a design company and service that uses the latest 3D imaging and production technologies to create customized apparel and wearable designs.
3D-printed jet turbine on display at the Kraftwurks booth, which will be installed in a hobby aircraft.
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