Design of the Week: Voronoi Yoda

By on January 28th, 2013 in Design

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This week’s selection goes to 3D artist Dzingof, whose 3D Voronoi Yoda caught our eye. 
It’s a Yoda, definitely, but with a twist: it’s composed of an incredibly complex interior shape. 
The secret to this design is its voronoi, which is the method of generating the fill. According to Wikipedia, voronoi is: 
a way of dividing space into a number of regions. A set of points (called seeds, sites, or generators) is specified beforehand and for each seed there will be a corresponding region consisting of all points closer to that seed than to any other. The regions are called Voronoi cells.
That’s what Dzingof did in this design, except that he “filled” a regular Yoda shape with the voronoi pattern, resulting in this amazing work. Not only does it look good, but it also doubles as a pencil holder. 
Here’s the best part: you can download this model at no charge from Thingiverse. It should be printable on most personal 3D printers. 

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!