There are scores and scores and scores of great Android figurines out there on sites such as Thingiverse and YouMagine. Choosing my favorites proved difficult.
Early CupCake CNC operator Winter’s figure (above) from 2010 stands out to me because he created it in high school at age 14, and the experience sharing it with the world gave him one of his first tastes feeling a part of a world community of makers, seeing his model printed out near and far. The magnet model below it by casinho below are an excellent example of how to layout the deceptively tricky Android character for easy printing on any desktop printer in the world. And at the very bottom, WindoAC’s Android figure holder — 3D printing as a means of displaying all of the many Android figures that enter your life along the way.
I’ve noticed that there are alot of Google Android related stuff on Thingiverse (G1 docks and such) so I have 3D modeled the lovable Google Android so that all of you Google fans may print and display your commitment to the open source smartphone movement! (Or print it just for kicks… I’m actually a Iphone user *Sigh*.) Anywho, here it is!
PS: If you haven’t figured it out, the Google Android Guy is a logo created and shared by Google. My 3D model is a 3D reproduction of the logo and is shared with the world according to the terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License as defined by Google. creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ (read more)
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