Minime in 3D

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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

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Let’s show you around

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Now it’s time to get scanned

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You can even increase or decrease the size of a character :)

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Then you put the liquid material (resin) in the printer

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3D printer in action! (kinda reminds a scene from the Terminator :))

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Anddddd, it’s alive!

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Now we gotta clean it up and cut the courts (the spikes support)

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Next is to solidify the characters under a UV light

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And that’s it! We have our own 3D minimes! :)