Two artists covertly 3D scan the bust of queen Nefertiti and release the CAD file for free.
According to the pair, although the museum has scanned Nefertiti’s bust, it will not make the information public — a choice that increasingly seems backwards as more and more museums around the world are encouraging the public to access their collections, often through digitization projects. Notably, the British Museum has hosted a “scanathon” where visitors scanned objects on display with their smartphones to crowdsource the creation of a digital archive — an event that contrasts starkly with Al-Badri and Nelles’s covert deed.
Download the CAD file and 3D print one yourself:
Read the article from Hyperallergic:
More information about the 3D scanning process:
Read an article from Fabbaloo:
We went ahead and downloaded the model to check it out. We’re amazed how much detailed is in the model! We imported into meshmesh, reduced the mesh and applied a hollow feature and opened up the top – we plan to make the bust into a planter 🙂
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!