My 14 year old daughter had some art homework to do and she foolishly asked for my help.
She decided she wanted to make a self portrait in 3D…
We took a bunch of photos of her head from various angles and fed them into some photogrammetry software which (with some tweaking) produced our initial 3D model.
We used several other bits of software to edit the model and clean it up a bit. Once we were satisfied with the model we sliced it up into 200+ layers using some more 3D modeling software,
We called a load of commercial printers in south london until we found one who was generous enough to give us loads of 1.5mm corrugated card for free.
My daughter couldn’t use the laser cutter at her school (it was having technical difficulties and it’s really small anyway) so we started to google and phone around. We found the makerspace, headed down there, met the immeasurably helpful Jonty who kindly assisted us with the laser cutting…
My daughter assembled the thing using watered-down PVA and 3 thin rods as locators to keep all the layers aligned.
I think it looks hyper cool and I’m extremely proud of her…!