As high fashion accommodates itself to the use of 3D printing as a useful production route for clothing and accessories, we will see more examples like this shoe collection where the printed element plays a specific role (executing a complex shape in a chosen material) within an overall design that involves other elements produced using other methods, contributing complementary material properties to better accommodate the human who will wear it.
In this collection high-tech meets crafts, Chris sought out the expertise of technicians to help him with 3d scanning and printing. Pelser-hartman did the 3d scanning and Peggy Bannenberg helped put together the 3d model and printed the models at iFabrica in Amsterdam, an open workspace for makers.
The platform wedge of the shoe is designed as one piece and can be printed with an Ultimaker 3d printer using colorFabb woodFill. Further more the shoe features calf leather upper and a acrylic/copper heel insert…
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! We also offer the LulzBot TAZ – Open source 3D Printer and the Printrbot Simple Metal 3D Printer in our store. 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!