3D Printing a Very Full Caterpillar

At the end of March we organized a 3D printing design challenge with the world famous online educative platform Digital Tutors. The objective was to create your interpretation of any children’s’ storybook character, that is, it had to be an original design and not based on an existing illustration.

The Very Full Caterpillar by Digital Tutors community member timeRemapper was one of these designs that had made it to the Top 3 and would eventually get 3D printed. Below you’ll find an image of the 3D render followed by pictures of the actual 3D print.

The Very Hungry Catterpillar by timeRemapper

The 3D Printed counterpart

And a shot from the back...

...and one up close

You can find the work-in-progress of the Very Hungry Catterpillar by timeRemapper on his website at this link. The model was 3D printed in multicolor. We are currently also still awaiting the files to 3D print the remaining two entries which you can see below. As soon as we receive these, we’ll make sure to post the results on our blog as well. For now you can enjoy the 3D renders.

Ronia the Robber’s Daughter by DT Community member FLYNN

Billy Goats Gruff by DT Community member madics@madics

Are design challenges your cup of tea? Then don’t hesitate to participate in our Metal Accessories challenge. The objective for this challenge is to design an accessory in stainless steel that makes your everyday life just a bit easier. Go ahead… give it a try as you’ve got until July 30th!