Hi! I wanted to share with you this hackerspace crowdfunding project!

Hey! I wanted to tell everyone about a new project I am involved in, we wanted to help print the largest North American 3d print, and we are going to help by printing leafychains, a biodegradable PLA key-chain accessory that you can purchase at the USD $20 donation level.

Link: www.indiegogo.com/crowdfundtherygo

We need your help! Do you know of anyone that can help write a blog on our campaign, or do you know of someone who is interested in working with large scale 3d printed technology? Are you a designer and you are looking for a way to rapid-prototype a large-scale object?

For many people we believe this will be their first time interacting with a 3d printed object, and the concept of being able to show this to your friends from your keychain, is one that we believe is an effective and powerful tool for the exposure of personal desktop manufacturing technology.

The Rygo is an interactive 3d printed design created by Bathesba Grossman (of iMaterialise fame), it will be printed on the D-shape (the world’s largest 3d printer!), and you can control the lighting in real-time using an iphone app or through the computer. It is one of the coolest projects I have ever been a part of, and I want to help get the word out to hackerspaces and tech groups, because I believe that by wearing our Buildatron “leafychain” keychain prints, you can help promote 3d printer technology and generate interest among your friends, your family, and your colleagues, who might not yet know of this amazing technology.

We need your help, hackerspaces that can get out the word, and this amazing opportunity to be a part of a unique 3d printed crowd-funding campaign and I urge everyone to Donate and purchase the one of-a-kind 3d printed leafychains to wear on your keychain, help become an ambassador for 3d printing technology!

Order your >.80 Micron Green PLA Leafychain keychain and help donate to the Rygo Sculpture!

Also check out our blog documenting the development of large scale 3d printer technology:

Some media articles:

  1. http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2012/01/vancouver-to-crowdfund-the-rygo-north-americas-biggest-fabbed-art-blobject/
  2. http://www.33rdsquare.com/2012/01/help-crowdfund-bathsheba-grossmans-six.html?spref=bl
  3. http://fabbaloo.com/blog/2012/1/31/north-americas-largest-3d-print.html
    4 http://solidsmack.com/fabrication/rygo-dshape-largest-3d-print/

Perks for your contribution:

Gratitude: $1
My personal thanks via postcard.

Your Name on the Plaque: $5
You will be noted for eternity as the one of the many people that made the Rygo possible.

Light Control: $15
You will receive a password to our website and online app to control the colour and intensity of the light inside the Rygo, which you can view via Webcam.

Leafychain: $20
This is a keychain designed by JF Brandon and 3D printed by Buildatron of Brooklyn, NY. Made with love and math.

Leafychain + DShape Pet Rock: $30
Your faithful companion, this is an authentic Pet Rock printed by the DShape!

Everything Above: $50
Gratitude+Name+Light Control+Leafychain+Pet Rock

Small Rygo (5 x 3 x 3 cm): $75
Includes Gratitude, Your name on the Plaque, Leafychain, DShape Pet Rock and Light Control. (Please add $15 for US and Canadian Orders, $25 for International)

Medium Rygo (7.5 x 5 x 5 cm): $120
Includes Gratitude, Your name on the Plaque, Leafychain, DShape Pet Rock and Light Control. (Please add $15 to your pledge for US and Canadian Orders, $25 for International)

Large Rygo (10 x 8 x 8 cm): $300
Includes Gratitude, Your name on the Plaque, Leafychain, DShape Pet Rock and Light Control. (Please add $15 for US and Canadian Orders, $25 for International)

A print of your very own: $500
Print off your own design! If you can’t think of anything, go to Thingiverse.com and download a model for free! Design must fit within 50x50x50cm

The Niche: $1,000
This is an actual 3D print by the DShape and designed by JF Brandon. Measure 100 cm in height, with a 45 cm base. Includes weatherproof light.

Gratitude Name on Plaque Light Control Leafychain Pet Rock Sm, M and L Rygo A print of your very own. Niche And! A personal call from me. That is the one perk you will receive immediately.