Erin Robotgrrl: 3Dx2013 Year In Review #AdafruitTopTen #3DThursday #3DPrinting #3DScanning #3D

We reached out to a handful of 3D printing pioneers and designers featured on the Adafruit blog this past year for their thoughts on the year-in-review — and what we have to look forward to for 3D printing in 2014!Pasted Image 1 2 14 7 28 AM

RobotGrrl‘s passion for making and sharing open source robots has lately lead her into an exploration of desktop 3D printing and CAD tools. One of the projects to come out of these new experiments is the Buddy 4000 Chassis: A classy 3D printed robot chassis designed to express robot emotions with an artistic flair.


Q: Top three printing moments from 2013?

Disney Research Computational Design of Actuated Deformable Characters 2
Disney Research – Computational Design of Actuated Deformable Characters


Silk Pavillion


Custom game controllers by Caleb Kraft (also, talk at OHS2013)


Kinematics by nervous system


Q: What’s a project you shared this year?

Botbait- a tentacle mechanism animatronic robot!

Its tail is made out of these little sugru moulded pieces called ‘flexible links.’


Q: What are you most looking forward to for 3D Printing in 2014?

I’m looking forward to more multi-material experiments on hobbyist 3DPs. With Botbait, it was neat to see how well the flexible+structural elements work together. I want to make an easier way to prototype flexible creations. Just some pieces you can put throw in a shoebox, take out, and then create something that is flexible. No idea how on earth to make it yet, but that’s the fun part.

I liked the photo ladyada posted of a flexible gemma watch, eager to see what it’s all about (thin layer PLA? ninjaflex?).


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