|3-D printers made this stuff!|
The Main Library has added a maker space/artist studio/creative hotspot that is open for everyone. It is equipped with sewing machines, 3-D printers, a weaving loom, craft books, a laser cutter, and really helpful library volunteers. Behold, IdeaBox. What's a compulsively creative girl to do?
At the advice of one volunteer I started exploring the Thingiverse . Here anyone can browse "digital designs for physical objects." I found a design that resonated with me. Actually, it resonated with me because it completely suited a friend. I could make something for her and give it to her as a surcee. See Blog Day 20 for reference.
A volunteer loaded it on a flash drive, changed the filament in the 3-D printer to red, my color of choice and boom- we were off!
|The mighty mighty Makerbot.|
|The studio is calling to me.|
|Of course I dragged the kids there after rehearsal. They were actually impressed. Here, Esther hangs outside the library with her homie.|
Voila- Mayan lotus pendant, made by a machine.
Above, time lapse video of the pendant being made!!!