A Showcase of Influential 3D Print Artists from Fabbaloo #3DThursday #3DPrinting
Check out this great guest post written by Chris Waldo at Fabbaloo last year that shares a number of notable cutting edge 3DP artists. While the presence of cg artists in online 3DP communities is on the rise, this line-up of artists approached the 3D printer as a tool from another perspective and produce results that are still as interesting this year as last year. And I could resist starting with the deeply talented George Hart, pictured above (with some of his work below):
Throughout all emerging markets & technologies, there are always a select few leading the pack. Whether it is through innovation, business, or science – someone has to take the lead. In the world of 3D printing, artists have been pushing the envelope for this technology. Listed below are some of the most influential artists within the field of 3D printing, in no particular order.
George W. Hart
George is a geometer with an extensive academic career. He is a research professor in the State University of New York, and has been found in multiple publications such as The New York Times and Science Magazine. This artist has set the bar for full color 3D printed sculptures through his various exhibits featuring very complex centers, curves, and full color models. He has changed the face of 3D printed full color displays and sculptures – no one can create designs like him! …
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!
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