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Hi,

I've started a large 3D printing project. It's a project where almost everybody can help.

The project is about 3D printing, sharing, and about a community effort to reach its goal.

I've designed an egg shaped pavilion, of 5 x 4 x 3 meters, consisting of 4760 stones. Each stone is unique and different. All these stones together, connected in the right order form the building.

project Egg finished

I'm asking everybody with a 3D printer to help build this pavilion.

What you can do, is print a stone, with your 3D printer. This way, everybody actually owns part of the building. When you adopt a stone, your name will be in it and will be seen when ever the pavilion is exposed.

name In stone 2

name In stone

You could ask yourself, why this building.

For a lot of us, specially when you see it first, 3D printing is a kind of a miracle.

After some time, some of us, I at least, are wondering what more you could do with the machine. We're in a transition phase, I guess. We could try and print things that are already there, we could also try to move on by printing things that aren't there yet. That is the field I'm walking on these days. What can this machine bring us that couldn't be achieved any other way.

I tried to start all over. With nothing 'in my suitcase' to start with. I decided to sit amongst the nature things I loved, and tried to find something that breathed the same as what I liked in this collection of things.

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inspiration_project_egg_5

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inspiration_project_egg_3

inspiration_project_egg_2

inspiration_project_egg_1

 

It's inspired by nature, yes. But I am not trying to copy nature, no. What I want is to find out where 3D printing can lead us to.

We're totally free, actually. We don't have to work with the laws and rules of the 'old world'.

We can re-invent, start all over with as only limitation that the printer has to be able to print it. That's what this building and the project is all about.

If you compare it with the old world, you can easily see the differences. I maybe want to build something but I am not going to team up with an architect, a specialist, but am doing it myself with the help of a few people that do know a lot more about forces and strength then i do.

When I want to produce the thing, I don't go to a firm that is specialized in building things, No, again,I do it on my own, but with the help of a lot of people that also have a very small factory in their homes, workshops or school, and see the possibilities and fun of this new way to produce.

Suppose I want to sell a large pile of what ever I design, I don't go to a firm that is specialized in finding people to buy it, No, I go on the Internet and try to draw attention for the things I do myself.

So you see, it's not a world of specialists anymore, but in a way a very democratic version of the old world.

Maybe I'm wrong, or partly wrong but it give me a very good feeling to be in the middle of this changing of perspective and I like playing a role in it.

What a wonderful world, we live in.

Will you help me?

If you want, please go to the project egg website http://www.projectegg.org/

and go to the contributers page. There you can choose a section of the egg you want to print a stone for, fill in the form and send it to me. We will answer with a mail containing an STL that is ready to print.

printers pictures

After that, you can send it to one of the collection points in the US, UK or Else. In March, it will be sent to the Netherlands, to my studio where it will be assembled, and moved to Milan where it will be shown during the International Furniture Fair.

printing 6

printing 5

printing 4

printing 3

printing 2

printing 7

It goes without saying that you are all very welcome to admire this largest community driven 3Dprint art project to date.

 

Thanks,

Michiel van der Kley

 

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Michiel,

What colour?

What material, ABS, PLA?

 

Yes Sander is right. Sorry for not mentioning it. I do not really mind if it is PLA or ABS. I use PLA, and the color you should use, if possible is white. I can already see that there's lot s of different whites, fomr the people that have sent a stone yet, but the little variations int he white are cool.

Best regards,

Michiel

 

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I printed mine today! Were can I send the printed part to? Still need to make a picture of it :-P

 

Hi Michael, since you're from the Netherlands, You can send it to:

studio michiel van der kley

project EGG

Lanciersstraat 42

5017 CS Tilburg

And Yes, a photo please. From you, in the Hague, the city where I was born. Must be easy to make a nice picture :mrgreen: .

I will try and come up with collection points soon for all the people that live far from Holland and try to have all the stones sent to me at once.

Thanks a lot,

Michiel

 

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Nice Project!!!

Received 'My' stone today:)

Living around the corner, I think I will do the delivery by Bike, would be nice to see something of this big operation :).

If you can use a 'physical' helping hand or last minute 'emergency' printing time let me know.

Groeten Kees

 

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Nice Project!!!

Received 'My' stone today:)

Living around the corner, I think I will do the delivery by Bike, would be nice to see something of this big operation :).

If you can use a 'physical' helping hand or last minute 'emergency' printing time let me know.

Groeten Kees

 

You're very welcome. Coffee on the house. If the stone is ready, you might even be able to screw it in the EGG, while you're here. Might be a sensational moment, I don't know. :mrgreen:

 

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Awesome project! What would the average dimensions and weight per stone be?

 

Yoy have to fill in your printsize on the request form, so they send you a stone that fits.

Mine was about 200x80x100 and weighted 125 grams

 

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Yoy have to fill in your printsize on the request form, so they send you a stone that fits.

Mine was about 200x80x100 and weighted 125 grams

 

Thank you very much! Request for a stone has been made as well.

 

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Great project, printing on my stone is in progress as we speak type.

Actually I'm very afraid that I'll run out of white PLA during the print... while I'm sleeping, or working tomorrow.. anyone ever tried switching to ABS midprint?

 

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Using an Um1 with ulticontroller its easy, with Pla choose the 'change filament' option in he ulticontroller tune menu. Printhead moves to home, change filament and push the button again.

Should work the same with ABS?

 

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In the end there was luckily no need for ABS. About 1m of white PLA left before the print finished :-). Too bad I don't have an ulticontroller though...

 

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In the end there was luckily no need for ABS. About 1m of white PLA left before the print finished :smile:. Too bad I don't have an ulticontroller though...

 

An Ulticontroler is worth it's money! as an update or extra it beats the dual extruder by far.

You can control the flow on the fly... (handig).

 

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