SketchBot Comes to Life

By on January 28th, 2009 in blog


SketchBot is a character designed by Brooklyn, NY designer Steve Talkowski. Hsi blog, appropriately named, “SketchBot” covers the gradual evolution of SketchBot through various designs and adventures over more than a year. Steve has created this character using an iterative process over a long period. Once his hand-drawn concept was completed, he built a prototype using conventional methods, but now he’s taken the leap into 3D printing. In the picture above you can see his 3D printed version on the left, and the original conventional prototype on the right. If you read his numerous posts one can begin to appreciate the benefits of being able to rapidly print objects.

Steve doesn’t have a 3D printer of his own, so he used a service as many do these days. The service he chose was Crystalline Models, who use the very fine-grained resolution Objet Eden 260V. Steve intends on making molds from the 3D prints so that many more robust models can be made.

Via SketchBot

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

1 comment

  1. Hello Fabbaloo! Thanks for taking notice of my 3d printing experience. The cost was considerably less than what I had originally thought, and the resolution and quality is superb. Much better than the corrugated piece I got from 3darttopart a few years back…

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