The 3D printing movement behind the computerized creation of everything from human organs to weapons is the subject of Netflix original documentary Print The Legend, which Netflix will release in theaters and via streaming this month. Co-directors Luiz Lopez and J. Clay Tweel and producer Seth Gordon (King of Kong, Horrible Bosses, The Identity Thief) nabbed a SXSW Special Jury Recognition Award for Editing & Storytelling this year for Print The Legend, which examines the visionaries spearheading the 21st century manufacturing movement, from start-ups like MakerBot and Formlabs to industry big leaguers Stratasys and 3D Systems. It also profiles controversial figures like Cody Wilson, the tech anarchist who was named “one of the most dangerous people in the world” when he released plans for 3D printing guns online last year.
Print The Legend is produced by Steven Klein and Chad Troutwine. Executive producers are Walter Kortschak and Mary Rohlich, and Andrew Kortschak is co-producer. Netflix, which acquired the film out of SXSW this March, will release the film theatrically in New York and LA with a simultaneous streaming release via Netflix on September 26
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!