…Describing themselves as a “marketplace for designers and followers to create their own customized accessories and watches”, one of the company’s most reliable target customer appears to be the young adult who craves expressive accessory features (think backpacks, sneakers, ringtones, smart phone cases and you are on the right track). Tenvas has brilliantly cornered the market on 3D printed watches, but a cursory view of the company’s wide selection (with over 120 designs currently) shows that it won’t be just young people designing and/or purchasing these watches.
Tenvas’ vision to provide a “global web based platform to incubate personal time pieces” has far-reaching potential: think specialized watches to reflect the significance of unique once in a lifetime occasion and you are on the right track . (Your sister would love a watch design featuring her favorite colors and flowers for her 16th birthday!) You are also on the right track when you consider the functional and fungible elements of the Tenvas watch design, which provides customers the option of frequent design changes….
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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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