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Sculpteo Prints 3D Figures From A Pair Of Pictures

By Chris Scott Barr

Have you ever thought it would be cool to have a statue made of yourself? Yeah, I’m not really one for big bronze statues either. I think the most I’d want is a small figure of myself. Apparently it’s not that hard to get one made. The people over at Sculpteo can whip one up in two weeks, using only a couple of photos.

All you need to do is upload a pair of face shots, one from the front and a profile. They’ll then create a figure based on what you’ve sent. Once this is done, you’ll receive a picture of the created figure which you can then approve. 10 days later you’ll have a figure on your doorstep. Figures start at $75 for a 2.7-inch, or you can upgrade to a 3.9-inch for $130.

I’m actually testing the service, and I’ll give you guys an update when I receive my 3D avatar. Now I just have to go find a couple of good pictures!

via [ Sculpteo ]

Turn Any Text Or Logo Into A Branding Iron


By David Ponce

Sadly, the word branding has inevitable connotations with the branding of flesh, be it that of cows or even humans in some cases. But it doesn’t have to be that way, there are plenty of non-fleshy things you can brand, such as wood or pretty much whatever you want. Long’s it’s not skin (or even if it is if a short stint in jail is your thing). And now you can brand pretty much any creation you want. Send your logo or text to Shapeways and they will create a 3D model that clicks right into a standard lighter. Light it for 30 seconds for the iron to get hot enough, and… brand away, we guess.

It’s $25, shipping included. And they make sure to warn you that not only is this dangerous, it’s also very possibly stupid and, well, dangerous.

Lighter included!

[ Product Page ] VIA [ BoingBoing Gadgets ]