I'm doing a project on combining construction kits and 3D printing as part of my master thesis in industrial design.
Inspired from the user involvement from crowd funding, I want to develop the concept partly in collaboration with potential users and hope you are interested in helping out with either feedback or input.
Your feedback can hopefully shape the development in a direction that might be interesting to you in future modeling projects.
Do you use 3D printing in combination with any projects? How?/Why not?
Any thoughts/references/ideas related to the project, that you may have will be very helpful.
If you're interested in helping, please comment/follow at either of the following pages. The Facebook page is still "infant", but don't be afraid of liking and please share anything.
The project has just entered the idea development stage, so I'll start posting regular updates shortly.http://torbenhove.wordpress.comhttps://www.facebook.com/ModelBuildingPlatform
Further please answer this very short survey if you have time:https://www.survey-xact.dk/LinkCollector?key=1QKHRFKTC131
Thanks for any time you may invest in helping me in my project. Any comments are welcome.Torben Hove Larsen
MSc 4, Industrial Design
Architecture, Design and Media Technology
Aalborg University, Denmark
M: +45 28296663
- The basis of my project:
With inspiration in the diverse use of modular toys like Lego, GeoMag and littleBits, I am doing a master thesis project based on the fact that these are all targeted children.
Related products, aimed at a grown up audiences are either fixed kits like Revell or freeform modeling with advanced methods like lathing or milling. My aim with this project is to develop a product in the middle, between these two types of products. A product that facilitates creative model building.
To set the product in a contemporary context, the idea development will be based on a concept of including 3D printing as a mean for further modulation.
This way it will be a platform for facilitating the personal use of 3D printers along with being a construction kit for model building.
The idea development will be based on the following problem statement:"How can a modular construction kit both facilitate model building and enhance the qualities and use of a personal 3D printer?"