Prints in the Wild
First print by Jimmy Maidens
As we gear up for World Maker Faire NYC, we’ve been admiring all of the spectacular prints that the first 700-odd Form 1s have built. Want to have a look? Browse through the forums to check out some of the fantastic prints our users have shared online. Our first roundup featured some early highlights.
With more Form 1s going out every day, the forum galleries could see some rapid expansion. We expect to see some action out of Europe pretty soon!
Ron Woodward’s very first print on the Form 1 was a pair of 1/12-scale Adirondack chairs for his wife’s miniature fairy garden. Sweet - and, importantly for an outdoor miniature installation, waterproof!
Sometimes, you can be surprised by your own prints, like what happened with Stephen Schirle’s first fractured faces and busts. They have their own surreal beauty - especially with a bit of post-processing spray paint. This bust sculpt, meanwhile, came out exactly as planned.
At the intersection of mini figures, optics, and photography lies this awesome photo of Jimmy Maidens’ first print, lit by laser light.
Greenlaw, of the adorable unboxing video with his daughter Sienna at the end of our last roundup, broke in his Form 1 with a model he repurposed from a 3D-animated short film. Sparklepus, shown here in the middle of post-processing, is looking none the worse for wear for her transition from CGI to painted plastic!
This toroidal Mobius Voronoi network (that’s an afternoon in Wikipedia right there), designed by Bathsheba Grossman for fabrication in SLS powdered metal printers, came out great in Jeannine Woyansky’s build. A coating of Krylon metallic spray paint makes it shine.
Last but certainly not least, a utilitarian Form 1 print with some great documentation: Brent O’Neill’s broken glasses are broken no more. Brent, did you ever find that US quarter?
Thanks for sharing your prints, everyone! To the all-star posters featured here, we'll be dropping something in the mail for you soon. To see what we’ve been cooking, come visit us at MakerFaire NYC this weekend. We’ll be displaying some amazing prints from Robert Vignone (more on that later this week!).