3D printing brings games to life
Last Updated on Friday, 12 August 2011 04:57 Written by Ismail Selman Kimyacioglu Friday, 12 August 2011 04:57
Designer uses 3D printer to create Mario Kart’s iconic shells
But it can also be used for fun, as MakerBot’s Michael “Skimbal” Curry recently proved by creating real-life versions of the famous turtle shells from Nintendo’s Mario Kart racing games. Watch the video below to see them in action.
Curry used his MakerBot 3D printer to create the colourful models, and although he won’t be selling them, he has made the design available for use by anyone with a machine.
3D printing uses technology very similar to that of traditional inkjet printing to create thin layers of plastic on top of each other to create a 3D shape. The technology has garnered a lot of buzz over its ability to create complicated shapes quickly with little waste. Pelikan is among companies that have already adopted the technology.