Custom UI for custom eyewear
Beehive is a digital making service that wants to make 3D printed eyewear design easy for everyone. They’ve launched a campaign on Project Powerup (similar to Kickstarter) to raise funds for the effort.
Basically, users will be able to choose a template and then customize it by dragging and stretching with their mouse. What I think is really cool is that users will also be able to upload designs that can be embossed or cut from the frames, as in this screenshot:
The organizers explain more in this video:
If you’d like to support the fundraising effort, there are a number of rewards available and just over a month left to go: http://projectpowerup.com/projects/26
Derek Quenneville is a 3D printing evangelist who posts weekly on the Ponoko blog. Follow him on Twitter @techknight.