Well, it seems like just a few days ago that we released the Lumia 3DK, letting makers on the cutting edge experiment with our 3D models for the Nokia Lumia 820 back shell, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the result. The reaction has been fantastic, and we’re already seeing some interesting designs showing up on Thingiverse and IdeasProject.
To help those printing at home, the nice folks at Makerbot optimized the model for their Replicator 2 and posted it on Thingiverse, along with some great pictures of the printing process.
We’ve also gotten great responses from 3D printing services i.materialize, Sculpteo, and Shapeways. The latest blog from i.materialise shows us a nice range of designs to get the creative juices flowing, and shows off materials you might not have imagined for a phone case. Velvet, anybody?
Finally, the IdeasProject team has started the 3D Printing Challenge. Share your ideas for Nokia Lumia cases for a chance to win a trip to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona!
It’s been a lot of fun watching all the makers at work. Be sure to check out our wiki, contribute to it where you can, and keep those ideas coming!
If you’re a photography buff, you’ll want to check out the latest challenge over at Ideas Project. Ideas Project helps bring consumers and developers together to make connections, start conversation, and get creative together. Our latest challenge is designed to further enrich mobile photography by creating and sharing ideas to make the next killer photo app or service.
To get the specifics on our Image Technology Challenge, visit the project page here.
About Ideas Project
At SXSW 2011, we launched ideasproject.com, an experimental project to co-create technologies with consumers. Over the past year, we’ve started to see the power of co-creation and the benefits it brings. By bringing greater focus to the consumer to developer connection, we are seeing great results. Our success stories include:
To learn more about Ideas Project, visit www.ideasproject.com.