Yeah… I want one.
Joshua Harker, an artist who took up 3D printing to push beyond the limits of sculpting, took Kickstarter by storm last year with his Crania Anatomica Filigre skull design.
Now he’s back, with a new project called Anatomica di Revolutis that builds on the aesthetics of his previous work and takes it to new heights.
Harker’s first Kickstarter project raised nearly $80,000, while this latest one has over $20,000 in less than a week of funding. (In fact, the $20k mark was reached in just four days!)
The project starts with an ornate skull design at the center, which combines with two other pieces to form an elaborate mechanical sculpture:
Together, the pieces are meant to explore the dawn of a third industrial revolution… A revolution in which all parties are empowered by the maturity of 3D printing, along with the associated tools and services.
The project’s pitch video actually ends with a compilation of industry players encouraging viewers to “join the revolution!” – including Ponoko’s own David ten Have.
To see the sculpture in motion, and for more information about the project, check out the campaign page here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joshharker/anatomica-di-revolutis
Derek Quenneville is a 3D printing evangelist who posts weekly on the Ponoko blog. Follow him on Twitter @techknight.