Stanford Bunny 3D Printing Challenge with Meshmixer

I have a new challenge. This month and next month I have given myself a goal to learn something new each day when it comes to 3D printing. It is time to up my game and push my learning to new levels.

While I have started already by reading and applying the ideas in this book and I have about 15 more to work through after this one.Screen Shot 2016-02-17 at 10.40.45 AM

As I have been studying and taking notes I thought it would be awesome to bring others in along with me. So, I am opening up my learning journey to anyone interested. My goal would be to have this huge Stanford Bunny Exhibit in my school displaying the amazing ideas of people from around the world.

Standford Bunny?

Yes, the bunny that is over 20 years old and made up of over 69,000 triangles. This is one of the earliest 3D print designs used and often times the first thing printed by people.

So……What is the Challenge?

You challenge is to learn. Challenge yourself to learn a new skill, trick, or tweak when it comes to 3D printing design and fabrication.

Step 1: Download Meshmixer(it is free!)

Step 2: Import the bunny created in 1994 my Marc Levoy. The bunny is in the Meshmixer software.

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Step 3: Begin to challenge yourself by adapting the bunny into your own unique design.

HINT: Before you design be sure you “seal” up the bunny. There is a gap that needs fixed first(do you see the blue line that represents the design is not watertight?)

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Step 4: Take notes of what you used for settings, design methods, etc.

Step 5: Submit the following details to me at information below

a. Email aarmau@gmail.com

b. Email Subject Line: Stanford Bunny

c. Attach the .stl file of your creation(Click export in Meshmixer)

d. Include either screenshots, video, and/or a brief write-up of what you did to make the bunny your own unique design. This is most critical so others can learn from your knowledge and insights.

e. A brief bio or what you want people to know about you.

And then what?

  1. I will load your design up to the Stanford Bunny Exhibit Gallery for others to view
  2. I will share your write-up and design specs for others to view and test out themselves
  3. I will share online using #coffeebunny
  4. I will print a copy for our school exhibit with your name on a name card
  5. If you would like a copy printed, then let me know and we will make arrangements.

Get Started!

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