In continuation with our coverage of Maker Faire New York, check out the photos below! Maker Faire is always a good time, and this year's festival in New York was no exception. Tinkercad, Instructables, 123D Circuits, and more attracted new makers, long time designers, families, and guests from all over the place to the Autodesk booth. It was wonderful to meet such diverse groups of people all delighting in the joys of 3D printing and making things.
Our troop of Peter the Penguins were especially popular!
Community Manager Andy Taylor showed some awesome live demos of Tinkercad, going with the theme of DC Comics - below you can see Peter the Penguin being transformed into The Flash!
Thanks to everyone for another great year! It was wonderful getting to meet so many of you, from educators to long time Autodesk users, and we can't wait to see you again next year.
Maker Faires are special places where people gather to push the limits of creative expression and get hands-on with new technology. Friendships are forged and collaborations between makers strengthen the growing movement. Last weekend's Maker Faire in New York only reinforced this.
In the next days and weeks keep reading our posts about cool stuff we saw at Maker Faire New York and the upcoming Maker Faire in Rome.
We wanted to start by showing the combined technology of 123D Circuits' new Circuit Scribe simulator (screen shot below), Electronink's conductive-silver pens, and Cricut's newest machine: the Explore. The result was a working electrical circuit – in just five minutes. (video below)
Check out the screen shot of the new Circuit Scribe virtual editor below – it's the first step in the process.
And here it is in action. You can even hear Maker Faire in the background!
We'll keep collaborating and experimenting until we're ready to release the whole process as an export feature of 123D Circuits to Cricut. We encourage you to try new things too.
You're reading about electronics but have you tried our FREE app that converts photographs into 3D models? It's called 123D Catch and it's available for iOS, Android, PC, and in-browser if you're a Mac user.
iMaterialise have just launched a new contest with our very own Meshmixer! Remix or create an original monster and you might snag a 3D print and a Premium Membership with 123D. Check out the rules from iMaterialise's blog:
For this challenge we’d like you to create your own crossbreed or hybrid using Autodesk Meshmixer software and i.materialise’s 3D printing service.
We will select 3 winning creations. Winners will receive a 3D print of their figurine and an Autodesk 123D Premium Membership. All participants will get 10% discount when printing their design.
Note that the jury selects upon the 3D renders you put online, so make sure to make a very clear, visible render.
WHO CAN ENTER
This challenge is open to all designers, professional and amateur, regardless of sex, age or nationality.
Submissions will be accepted up to 23:59 Central European Time, October 29, 2014.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
There is no limit on the number of entries per contestant. To enter,upload your creation(s) below and provide a short description of your monster or crossbreed animal in the ‘description’ box. Be sure to use a screenshot from your creation in Meshmixer as your uploaded image. Entries without this screenshot are automatically disqualified. (Preferred size: 845x450 pixels)
For anyone who follows Anouk Wipprecht or is just hearing about her infamous, interactive 3D printed dresses - This is a chance to add YOUR design sensibility to one of her couture-creations... Anouk x Polaire will be assembling 3D printed "Particles" made by people all over the world - into a complete "Open Source Dress". There is still time to send your particle.
On the left: some of the smaller prototype dress. On the right: a particle sent in by a contributor.
Anouk added LED rings to some of her own particles, using them as examples.
Here's more... check out what people are making on Tinkercad by filtering for #ParticleDress:
To participate is quite simple if you or a friend have a 3D printer. The easiest way is to simply 3D print this existing part in Tinkercad or if you're the creative type : change that 3D model in Tinkercad so it has your own personal style - then send the print to:
THE OPEN SOURCE ELEMENT DRESS Anouk Wipprecht x Polaire Schottenfeldgasse 72/8c 1070 Wien, Austria
*** For all the details --- Check out Anouk's Instructable ***
We took a little time out of our day and designed / 3D printed a couple particles. Have a look:
Below left is our version of their base model, it will easily print on a Makerbot or similar 3D printer (click to Tinker-it). Below middle is the "spikey" particle you see above, and below right is the "balloon" particle" you see above in white.
You can start with the base model (might require support material) or our blue/orange version of the base model (you can change the colors) that will require no support material.
If you don't have a 3D printer you're not out of luck. There are several professional companies eager to perfectly-print your models and we've got them lined up on our 3D-Print page.
Hope to see your particles on the Open Source Dress! -123D