3D Printed Antler Switchplate

Posted: March 30, 2013
3D Printed Antler Switchplate

It's a toss up which I like more: killing bucks or killing the lights. Both carry potentially high returns. If you know what I mean. So thanks very much to Pixil 3D for creating an antler switchplate that will enable me to amalgamate my two hobbies, and probably get lucky with the lights off (even) more often due to ladies' thinking it's sweet that I've chosen to display my prized antlers in 3D printed ABS plastic form above my fixture switch rather than shot dead deer form over my fireplace.

Antler switchplates are custom shaped in virtual reality and then printed on a MakerBot Replicator. They can dangle keys, sunglasses, and looped tchotchkes such as titanium utility rings, plus serve as a smartphone stand. Check out the above video depicting the antlers' fabrication process from computer design to printing phase, and think about how videos like this remind you of Channel 9 when you were a kid and also the Marc Summers Food Network series Unwrapped.

Muchas danke to Incredible Things.

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