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(Slate)   The Smithsonian now has detailed digital models available online of some of the most iconic artifacts in history, including the Wright Flyer and Amelia Earhart's flight suit. Bonus: 3-D printable   (slate.com ) divider line
    More: Cool, airmen, Smithsonian, Amelia Earhart, flight suits, printmakings, history  
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2013-11-20 08:27:14 PM  
That is f*cking awesome
 
2013-11-20 08:50:04 PM  
Now people will be printing there own Wright Flyers at home and proceed to cause countless deaths when people who should never fly a modern plane will crash in a printed copy of the first.
 
2013-11-20 08:55:32 PM  

Nefarious: Now people will be printing there own Wright Flyers at home and proceed to cause countless deaths when people who should never fly a modern plane will crash in a printed copy of the first.


And end up lost wearing a printed copy of the second.
 
2013-11-20 10:47:56 PM  
Preferably the bulk of NASM's collection in 1/144, 1/300, and 1/900 scale.
 
2013-11-20 10:51:32 PM  
Wait, Amelia Earhart had a flight suit? Why didn't she escape from that attic?
 
2013-11-20 10:54:43 PM  
I eagerly await to see Farker's examples of what they 3D print at home. You all have a 3D printer, right?
 
2013-11-20 11:03:01 PM  
Neat.
 
2013-11-20 11:06:17 PM  
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What a 3D-printed candle might look like.
 
2013-11-20 11:08:54 PM  

jaytkay: Wait, Amelia Earhart had a flight suit? Why didn't she escape from that attic?


Dude, she was blind. Kinda hard to run away from Hitler when you're blind.
 
2013-11-20 11:11:57 PM  
When will the Earhart smell file be available, to properly complete her flight suit?
 
2013-11-20 11:21:12 PM  
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-11-20 11:22:29 PM  
Can I print Archie Bunkers chair?
 
2013-11-20 11:37:35 PM  
Can I 3D print a whole Me-262?
 
2013-11-20 11:39:26 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: I eagerly await to see Farker's examples of what they 3D print at home. You all have a 3D printer, right?


You would need over ten billion 1961 IBMs working together at an inflation adjusted cost in the neighborhood of a quadrillion dollars to rival the computational power of a single PlayStation 4.  Imagine someone 50 years ago telling their friend "I eagerly await your examples of what a billion computers can do.  You have those at home, right?".
 
2013-11-20 11:54:27 PM  

omnimancer28: Imagine someone 50 years ago telling their friend "I eagerly await your examples of what a billion computers can do. You have those at home, right?".


Are you telling me you can 3D print a Playstation 4?

*snort*
 
2013-11-21 12:25:08 AM  
I 3D-printed Fonzie's jacket and now all I do is hang out in men's rooms all day offering dating advice to high school boys.
 
2013-11-21 12:45:08 AM  

omnimancer28: Quantum Apostrophe: I eagerly await to see Farker's examples of what they 3D print at home. You all have a 3D printer, right?

You would need over ten billion 1961 IBMs working together at an inflation adjusted cost in the neighborhood of a quadrillion dollars to rival the computational power of a single PlayStation 4.  Imagine someone 50 years ago telling their friend "I eagerly await your examples of what a billion computers can do.  You have those at home, right?".


Except I could buy a 3D printer right now and it would work perfectly fine.
 
2013-11-21 01:01:00 AM  

Begoggle: omnimancer28: Quantum Apostrophe: I eagerly await to see Farker's examples of what they 3D print at home. You all have a 3D printer, right?

You would need over ten billion 1961 IBMs working together at an inflation adjusted cost in the neighborhood of a quadrillion dollars to rival the computational power of a single PlayStation 4.  Imagine someone 50 years ago telling their friend "I eagerly await your examples of what a billion computers can do.  You have those at home, right?".

Except I could buy a 3D printer right now and it would work perfectly fine.


Eh, there's number of them that still run into issues and fark shiat up. There's still work to be done to get them to work better and cheap enough for regular home use. But Omninamcer has a point, despite QA's silly belief, it's not like the technology won't be improved upon.
 
2013-11-21 02:36:20 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: I eagerly await to see Farker's examples of what they 3D print at home. You all have a 3D printer, right?


Yes.Yes I do and it makes nice prints.
 
2013-11-21 03:03:52 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: I eagerly await to see Farker's examples of what they 3D print at home. You all have a 3D printer, right?


Nah, I use my friend's. So far all he's been able to print are some 40k insignia's, but that's due to a poor working knowledge of CAD. I'm working on the CAD problem. Soon, counterfeit 40k models for all.
 
2013-11-21 05:28:04 AM  
Use a 3-D printer to print a 3-D printer.

/Woah.
 
2013-11-21 06:56:00 AM  
That was vaguely interesting, but not nearly as hilarious as the Dear Prudence link below the Smithsonian article: Help! My husband secretly corresponded with prison inmates for years
 
2013-11-21 07:48:34 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I 3D-printed Fonzie's jacket and now all I do is hang out in men's rooms all day offering dating advice to high school boys.


Can you come over, my jukebox won't work.
 
2013-11-21 07:54:30 AM  
*Sniff, sniff*

Is that thread-shiat I smell?
 
2013-11-21 08:11:57 AM  
I'm ok with this!

www.sfs-cn.comthe-frat-pack.com
 
2013-11-21 08:26:01 AM  

perigee: [encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 340x148]


There's a huge miniature community on Shapeways, and they're pretty adept at avoiding copyright/C&D jackals.  I've picked up a ton of Star Fleet Battles, Star Wars, and naval minis in the last year.
 
2013-11-21 08:29:07 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: I eagerly await to see Farker's examples of what they 3D print at home. You all have a 3D printer, right?


No, but I will be on a conference call with Stratasys this afternoon to discuss purchasing a production 3D printer for our engineering department.
 
2013-11-21 01:42:41 PM  
 
2013-11-21 09:17:36 PM  

turboke: I'm ok with this!


Yup - as soon as we can 3-D print our own home Amy Adams, count me in!
 
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