…Michelangelo never completely finished the original painting, but did create a complete cartoon of the composition. That cartoon, however, also no longer survives, as it was destroyed by a man named Bartolommeo Bandinelli because of his resentment toward Michelangelo for the painting’s fame. Today there are some of the original preparatory drawings still surviving, as well as copies of the cartoon, done by other less notable artists.
Now, one artist/3D sculptor, who goes by the name Mushogenshin, is transposing Michelangelo’s “Battle of Cascina” into individual digital sculptures which he has already begun 3D printing….
…he uses the specially developed turntable along with individuals who pose for him, to create high quality 3D data needed for the development of these 3D printable models….
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!