Bust of George Washington

Update: George will be at the Greenbelt Mini Maker Faire this Saturday, April 5th! Come see him and over 60 other maker booths, just outside of DC! Attendance is free! Sign up to get your ticket for Greenbelt Mini Maker Faire.

Update: George is at Inside 3D in NY this week, April 3rd and 4th! Come see him at the Tinkerine Booth in the Maker Pavillion at the Javits Center. It's free to register for the networking pass, but you've got to do it before Thursday, or else it's $20 Inside 3D Printing NY.

Update: George was at SXSW 2014! Here's a nice writeup and interview by Make's Matt Richardson.

Update: George was featured at the 2014 NY 3D Print Show!

Update: Check out some build photos!

With your help, we've built a full 1:1 scale copy of a statue in the style of Giuseppe Ceracchi's odd neoclassical "Bust of George Washington" (1791-1792).

George Crowdsourcington at the NY 3D Print Show

To this end, we have collaborated with Direct Dimensions in Baltimore to create a micron-resolution professional 3D scan of the original statue that is currently on display at the Walters Art Museum during the restoration of Baltimore's Washington Monument.

In order to replicate this statue, we have sliced the scanned model into 110 easy-to-print sections that are ready for fabrication. We need your help to crowdsource the printing of this monument, one cube at a time, and ship back your contributions to Baltimore where they will be reunited, stacked, and glued into a new replica of a copy of this statue. Together, we can build it!

We are happy to have Tinkerine Studios as a sponsor of our project! Their generous donation will help reduce shipping costs for our contributors! We'll contact you once we've received your parts about a partial reimbursement through Paypal!

Contributors

Our thanks to all the people who are making this project happen!

  • Todd Blatt (10 Parts) 10
  • Michael Curry (5 Parts) 5
  • Pedro Feliciano (4 Parts) 4
  • Chris Forest (4 Parts) 4
  • Luis E. Rodriguez (3 Parts) 3
  • Nick Brewer (3 Parts) 3
  • Matthew Griffin (3 Parts) 3
  • Greg Chaprnka (3 Parts) 3
  • Anderson Ta (3 Parts) 3
  • Rose Thun (3 Parts) 3
  • Chris Nix (2 Parts) 2
  • Joseph Princz (2 Parts) 2
  • Marty McGuire (2 Parts) 2
  • Joe Carr (2 Parts) 2
  • Bradley Ruprecht (2 Parts) 2
  • James Begera (2 Parts) 2
  • Justin Sy (2 Parts) 2
  • Bill Owens (2 Parts) 2
  • PrintedSolid (2 Parts) 2
  • John Anderson (2 Parts) 2
  • Craig Clark (2 Parts) 2
  • Maker Block (2 Parts) 2
  • Christopher Boynton (2 Parts) 2
  • Jim Kohlenberger (2 Parts) 2
  • Ron Beck (1 Part)
  • Ana Marva Fern├índez (1 Part)
  • Anthony Mareno (1 Part)
  • Hal Gottfried (1 Part)
  • tom burtonwood (1 Part)
  • Eugene Suyu (1 Part)
  • DJ Hannu (1 Part)
  • Anthony Mareno (1 Part)
  • John Briscella (1 Part)
  • Ryan Hoover (1 Part)
  • Tom Fetterolf (1 Part)
  • Arian Croft (1 Part)
  • ConFABulation Symposium (1 Part)
  • Chris Milnes (1 Part)
  • Bob Roswell (1 Part)
  • Robert Guevara (1 Part)
  • Jim Typhoon (1 Part)
  • Heath Erskine (1 Part)
  • Juli Fowler (1 Part)
  • Dan Wu (1 Part)
  • Chris Krueger (1 Part)
  • Bradley Chapman (1 Part)
  • Jason Bakutis (1 Part)
  • David Huerta (1 Part)
  • Justin Sy (1 Part)
  • Nancy Liang (1 Part)
  • Jennifer Ginsberg (1 Part)
  • Eugene Suyu (1 Part)
  • John Pickens (1 Part)
  • Ken Blum (1 Part)
  • Andrew Diehl (1 Part)
  • Josh Dutterer (1 Part)
  • Kacie Hultgren (1 Part)
  • Dan Wu (1 Part)
  • Xin Zhao (1 Part)
  • Jan Baum (1 Part)
  • Mike Moceri (1 Part)
  • Matt Kroner (1 Part)
  • Mary Huang (1 Part)
  • Jenn Kim (1 Part)
  • Greg Courville (1 Part)
George dc monument

Total Progress:

100% Complete
0% Shipping
0% In Progress

Recent Activity

Photo
John Anderson delivered Part X3 Y3 Z7 over 3 years ago
No avatar
ConFABulation Symposium delivered Part X4 Y2 Z7 over 3 years ago
Photo
John Anderson delivered Part X3 Y3 Z1 over 3 years ago
Photo
Ryan Hoover delivered Part X4 Y2 Z5 over 3 years ago
Photo
Jenn Kim delivered Part X1 Y1 Z4 over 3 years ago
Photo
Greg Chaprnka delivered Part X6 Y2 Z2 over 3 years ago
Photo
Hal Gottfried delivered Part X5 Y1 Z1 over 3 years ago
Photo
Anderson Ta delivered Part X3 Y2 Z1 over 3 years ago