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September 18, 2014 AT 4:00 am

3D Printed, Crowdsourced Ben Franklinstein Complete! #3DThursday #3DPrinting

3D Printed, Crowdsourced Ben Franklinstein Complete!

It took about a month, including the scanning, slicing, uploading, distributing, checking in pieces, tracking down missing ones for reprints, and the final assembly.  I’ll be giving a talk about the process and the platform on Thursday this week at Ignite Baltimore.  Thanks to all of you who helped by printing pieces, to Marty McGuire who helped glue and did website admin, Direct Dimensions for the scan, and Tinkerine Studios who sponsored some of the shipping costs.  If you’ve got a printer or know someone who does, head over to WeTheBuilders and sign up for alerts for our next project!

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