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3D models of your unborn child
For expectant parents, the recent option of taking home a 3D-scan photo of your unborn child is a popular memento.
Taking things further, Japanese firm Fasotec is exploiting this business niche, and offers you something called "Shape of the Angel."
If a photo isn't enough, take home a 3D model of your to-be family addition.
Created through an MRI scan, an image of your child is given dimensional shape through software, before being manufactured through white resin and a 3D printer. Each model costs roughly $1,000 and measures 90x60x40mm.
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Turning dolls medieval
Barbie: fashion, mermaids, dream houses, and style dolls. How about warrior?
Jim Rodda, a 3D-printing enthusiast, wants to develop an open-source 3D printed suit of plate mail compatible with Barbie fashion dolls. Dubbed Faire Play, the armor files will be distributed digitally and can be created from a range of materials.
As strange as the invention is — although perhaps it is a welcome change from the usual clothes Barbie dolls wear — the funding campaign has gone beyond its original goal of $5,000.
Image credit: Faire Play
Printing personalized sex toys
If you want to add creative flair to your bedroom toys, Makerlove.com offers a variety of free sex toy design files so you can print products from your home 3D printer.
The company's range includes both standard shapes and the bizarre (think Justin Beiber), and the firm recommends you buy vibrating motors from Vibrators.com, which is sponsoring the project.
Image credit: Makerlove