Yvonne Carts-Powell

Thingiverse and ridiculous iPhone accessories

In beautiful, hilarious, technology on March 29, 2012 at 9:23 am

By Acen. 3D print of Apple logo. See http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:19802

I’ve been having a great time perusing thingiverse, a website for sharing digital designs, for people with 3D printers. I don’t own one, but it is still a fascinating site to page through.

Some of the objects are useful, some whimsical (teacup dragons!), and some go beyond whimsical straight into art, acting as commentary on the absurdities of modern life. The latter is where the iPhone accessories enter the picture.

Product design blog/podcast site EngineerVsDesigner teamed up with 3D printer company Makerbot to run the Absurd iPhone Accessory Design Contest. (Podcast also available on iTunes.) Go check the iFlail and iPooperscooper.

Geek/Maker life doesn’t get much better than this.


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