Todd Blatt – “3D Printing and the Replica Prop Community” Presentation #3DThursday #3DPrinting
Check out designer and replica prop fabricator Todd Blatt’s half-hour speed talk through dozens of past replica prop projects he has created, with behind the scenes details about how he solved many of these tricky builds as well as a great introduction to what it is like to participate in TheRPF – the Replica Prop community!
A world exists where talented makers create replicas of props seen in film and television. Let Todd Blatt walk you through the creation of over a dozen prop replicas in all made possible by 3D printing. This talk focuses on the recreation of the Sonix Victory 75 radio for the Star Wars SandTrooper Backback, miniature replicas of Han Solo in Carbonite, Green Lantern rings, and many others. Come for a glimpse at how 3D printing is actually used by makers, and the details that people go into when creating movie prop replicas
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!
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