This week’s selection is the decorative Low Poly World Map by Richard Fickert.
Netherlands-based Fickert produced this set of simple, low poly geographic objects with the intention of hanging them on a wall – in the correct geographical positions, of course.
The image at top shows how this print is properly displayed: not only geographically arranged, but also “annotated” with personal images taken at various locations around the globe.
This is an extremely easy print to achieve: it has virtually no complex geometry involved. They are simply a set of thick lines. There is no support material required, as there are no overhangs whatsoever.
But there are eleven pieces to this set, and some of them are a bit hard to recognize, as the low-poly filter has significantly reduced the resolution. Here we see a view of what’s supposed to be North America, seen from above Mexico’s west coast.
Some of the other segments are even less recognizable, like this chunk, which is supposedly Greenland:
The eleven segments are sized to just under 300mm as their largest dimension, suggesting that you can 3D print these only on machines having 300mm or greater on at least one axis of the print volume. Fickert’s equipment includes the Creality CR-10, which does indeed have a 300 x 300mm print area.
You can, of course, resize the segments to fit your machine, but if making a change, ensure you do the same reduction / enlargement on each segment.
The files are available for free download from Thingiverse.