iMakr, a vendor-agnostic 3D printer retailer with two locations so far — New York and London — has partnered with a range of local designers and vendors in each market to create special programming and activities to attract customers. One of these projects, a partnership with Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, is to produce 3D scanned candle portraits. From the Scandles, the Candle Mini-You press release:
3D printing pioneers – iMakr, in partnership with Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche – The Paris Luxury Department Store, is launching “Scandles” – The Candle Mini-You. Using 3D Scanning and 3D Printing technology, iMakr will be creating bespoke, one-of-a-kind candles from a 3D printed version of you.
From the 1st of November 2014, customers will be able enter into a custom built, highly specialised scanning booth located at Le Bon Marche Store in Central Paris, where their likeness will be digitally captured in 3 dimensions.
This digital file will be sent to the iMakr Store in London where a specialised 3D printer will print the subject in question. A silicone mould will then be cast from the printed model and premium quality, all natural candle wax will be used to create the final product from this mould – with options available for different colours and scents (the scents currently available are Lavander, Rose and Lemongrass, but other scents will soon be added!)….
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!