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