Beautiful beaming Boolean Buddhas
In hobbyist 3D printing, the attractiveness of a print is greatly influenced by how much attention is paid to the characteristics of the output device. In my post last week, I wrote about jewelry designs that were iterated on until desirable surface patterns were produced.
I’ve written about some options for finishing a 3D print before, such as painting, sanding, and epoxying. Hirmes takes the painting option further by contrasting gold-painted surfaces with stark, natural ABS plastic, such as in the Buddha Bowl:
The translucency of thin-walled, natural ABS is used as an advantage here in the Buddha Box:
Finally, combined with an appropriate wooden base, the end product is a very attractive package:
If you’d like to see the whole creation process, check out the comprehensive Boolean Buddhas page here: http://hirmes.com/booleanbuddhas/
The 3D models for the Boolean Buddhas are also available for free on Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/hirmes/things
Derek Quenneville is a 3D printing evangelist who posts weekly on the Ponoko blog. Follow him on Twitter @techknight.