So, there is this magical co-working office space called Hacker Dojo. It’s the best kept ‘secret’ in the Silicon Valley. It’s in Mountain View (close to Castro St.), it has all the amanitas a startup needs and the rent is super affordable (very unusual for the Mountain View/Palo Alto area).
In this magical place there is a magical room called the pink room (or the Maker Space ;). Where magical things happen! (3D printing, laser cutting, robot making).
I’ve been fascinated with 3D printing for a while now, and when the opportunity came to participate in a 3D project, I didn’t think twice.
The project was to learn about the 3D printing process and test a 3D printing machine from Formlabs.
First, we were given instructions on how to use it. Then came the scanning and printing. We were a group of 3 people from team VentureOut; Helena, Adonis, Sean.
Here is the story told by pictures:
Welcome to the pink room
Let’s show you around
Now it’s time to get scanned
You can even increase or decrease the size of a character
Then you put the liquid material (resin) in the printer
3D printer in action! (kinda reminds a scene from the Terminator :))
Anddddd, it’s alive!
Now we gotta clean it up and cut the courts (the spikes support)
Next is to solidify the characters under a UV light
And that’s it! We have our own 3D minimes!