Crayon Creatures!

By on January 9th, 2013 in Service


In yet another easy-for-consumers 3D printing service, Crayon Creatures provides a way for your children to receive a 3D printout of their hand drawn crayon sketches.
Using the service is incredibly easy, assuming you have a crayon sketch previously scanned into an image file. You simply upload the file, pay €99 (plus €15 for international shipping) and you’ll receive the object soon after. 
We’re wondering how the 2D children’s sketch becomes a 3D model, and suspect the folks behind Crayon Creatures, Cunicode, have developed a simple method of “inflating” the 2D sketch much like a balloon. The resulting 3D object is a symmetrical version of the sketch. 
Of all the various consumer services generating 3D prints, this one might resonate best with kids. It could be a hugely powerful notion for youngsters to understand that an idea can come from their mind, to a piece of paper and then in their hand. 
What will these kids build when they are in charge of the world? 

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!