Rosie the Riveter

“We Can Do It!”—Rosie the Riveter

 

Clay sculpture of Rosie the Riveter created by Jen Schachter

The We the Builders team is proud to present our fourth project, United States cultural icon Rosie the Riveter, sculpted by Baltimore maker Jen Schachter as part of her work as Special Projects Manager at Baltimore's Digital Harbor Foundation.

Jen sculpted Rosie the Riveter in oil-based clay over a wire armature, with the finished work being about 7" tall. The sculpture was then 3D scanned by Direct Dimensions, and scaled up to 33" tall to match the size of the previous three sculptures we've done. Using Netfabb, we've sliced up the model into 289 printable pieces, organized into sets of four color categories.

Now we need your help to bring it to life! Our goal is to finish Rosie by the end of 2016. We will once again be working with the fine folks at Digital Harbor Foundation for the final assembly process. DHF has consistently been in the top contributors list for We the Builders projects, and we couldn't have put Poe together without their help!

Colors!

In order to capture the distinctive colors of Rosie's look, we have broken down the parts into color categories. This strategy was very successful for our last project, and we are excited to ratchet up the colors for Rosie. Rosie will be made up of parts in these color categories:

  • Dark materials - these pieces make up Rosie's hair
  • Light materials - these pieces will make up Rosie's arms and face
  • Red materials - these pieces will make up Rosie's headband
  • Blue materials - these pieces will make up Rosie's shirt

We love having our builders send us parts in all kinds of diverse materials. Our past projects have included parts made from ABS, PLA, PHA, wood, resin, metal plated, UV reactive, bronze filled, glow-in-the-dark, and multicolor dyed and filament-swapped parts. Feel free to use whatever materials you want, but please do your best to match the color category for your part!

Help Bring Rosie to Life!

You can get started by clicking one of the "Give me a File to Print" buttons below. Print your part in the color or shade that you chose and send us a photo, along with the dimensions. If it looks good, ship it to us, or grab another part and print some more!

Check out the How it Works page for the full breakdown.

Join the Community!

We the Builders brings together 3D printer operators from all over the world to create sculptures that inspire makers. Our sculptures have toured maker-related events of all sizes around the northeastern United States, from local STEAM education events all the way to the White House.

Find out more, join the discussion, and share photos on our Facebook Page or on Twitter #wethebuilders!

Sculptor Bio

Jen Schachter brings a fine art background from MICA and career experience designing visual displays to the Maker and DIY movement in Baltimore. Jen is a New York native who relocated to Baltimore for school. Over the past nine years she has grown to love the city she now calls home. In her spare time, she likes exploring outdoors, running, biking, and building things out of anything and everything she can find.

Special thanks to Sophie and Clara of Direct Dimensions in Owings Mills for the 3D scanning.

Jen sculpting at Digital Harbor Foundation

About Digital Harbor Foundation

The Digital Harbor Foundation is a non-profit youth makerspace dedicated to fostering learning, creativity, productivity, and community through education. In 2013 they transformed a closed-down rec center in Baltimore City into a vibrant Tech Center for youth. In 2014 they launched the Center of Excellence to train educators on how they can bring technology and making into their learning environment.

Contributors

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

  • Gilles Boenisch (24 Parts) 24
  • Willard Nelson (19 Parts) 19
  • Hjalte Nerdrum (13 Parts) 13
  • Jay Bryon (10 Parts) 10
  • Jeff Gould (10 Parts) 10
  • Hanyang Leong (10 Parts) 10
  • JAT.MN (9 Parts) 9
  • Nick TheTait (7 Parts) 7
  • NMS STEM (7 Parts) 7
  • Weston Tolman (6 Parts) 6
  • James Begera (6 Parts) 6
  • Kareem Sultan (5 Parts) 5
  • h b (5 Parts) 5
  • jeff kittle (5 Parts) 5
  • Darius McCoy (4 Parts) 4
  • Morgan .Strongbow (4 Parts) 4
  • Adrian Haber (4 Parts) 4
  • noah li-leger (4 Parts) 4
  • Jon Dunfee (3 Parts) 3
  • Lucas Ewing (3 Parts) 3
  • Darius McCoy (3 Parts) 3
  • Kirk Samuel (3 Parts) 3
  • Rick Rude (3 Parts) 3
  • DJ Hannu (3 Parts) 3
  • Matthew Shea (3 Parts) 3
  • Matthew Griffin (3 Parts) 3
  • Emory Stagmer (3 Parts) 3
  • Edu Petinal (2 Parts) 2
  • Matt Stultz (2 Parts) 2
  • Jonathan Schmid (2 Parts) 2
  • Yeoman Models (2 Parts) 2
  • Vicky Somma (2 Parts) 2
  • iDo 3D Printz (2 Parts) 2
  • Anita Nelson (2 Parts) 2
  • Prameya Bhandari (2 Parts) 2
  • John Olafson (Oly) (2 Parts) 2
  • Matthew Mead (2 Parts) 2
  • Carlos Porto (2 Parts) 2
  • Mike Wood (2 Parts) 2
  • Carolyn Harnick (2 Parts) 2
  • Victor C (2 Parts) 2
  • Jonathan Schmid (2 Parts) 2
  • IT CCPL (2 Parts) 2
  • Harlan Howe (2 Parts) 2
  • Justin Halls (2 Parts) 2
  • Becky B (2 Parts) 2
  • Kristen McAllister (1 Part)
  • Build Tak (1 Part)
  • Laura Taalman (1 Part)
  • Joseph Viverette (1 Part)
  • Victoria Klimczak (1 Part)
  • math man (1 Part)
  • Gary Thomas (1 Part)
  • Jennifer Schachter (1 Part)
  • Andrew David Thaler (1 Part)
  • Alan Romack (1 Part)
  • Lofton Harris (1 Part)
  • Nathan Tahbaz (1 Part)
  • Renate Cumming (1 Part)
  • B Smith (1 Part)
  • Trevor Jackson (1 Part)
  • Davin Hess (1 Part)
  • Ryan Hammond (1 Part)
  • T Sappington (1 Part)
  • awoodbridge (1 Part)
  • Mark Huson (1 Part)
  • Scott Borlick (1 Part)
  • Daniel Nicolosi (1 Part)
  • Keith Ozar (1 Part)
  • ryan stobaugh (1 Part)
  • Viktor Falendysh (1 Part)
  • Thomas Szymkiewicz (1 Part)
  • Morton Hatch (1 Part)
  • Jason Eaton (1 Part)
  • Lykle Schepers (1 Part)
  • Kerry Winter (1 Part)
  • Stefan Rodriguez (1 Part)
  • Leila Duncan (1 Part)
  • Mandy Stultz (1 Part)
  • Yuri Beckelman (1 Part)
  • Muhammad Najee-ullah (1 Part)
  • Catherine Anderson (1 Part)
  • Ron Beck (1 Part)
  • Sean Mullin (1 Part)
  • Michael Buhrley (1 Part)
  • Jim Carter (1 Part)
  • Renzo Ifuria (1 Part)
  • George Dowdy (1 Part)
  • Luna Franeta (1 Part)
  • Eva S (1 Part)
  • IsmaelPR32 (1 Part)
  • Autumn Dowdy (1 Part)
  • Lis Bokt (1 Part)
  • Rafał Woyda (1 Part)
  • Theresa Greeley (1 Part)
  • Brooker Smith (1 Part)
  • Shawn Grimes (1 Part)
  • Jonathan Brown (1 Part)
  • Shelley Songy (1 Part)
  • Todd Blatt (1 Part)
  • Valerie Kiley (1 Part)
  • Harrison Tyler (1 Part)
  • Lizabeth Arum (1 Part)
  • Ben Sherman (1 Part)
  • Kelly Luck (1 Part)
  • Ian Snyder (1 Part)
  • James Matthews (1 Part)
Rosie preview

Total Progress:

93% Complete
3% Shipping
4% In Progress

Recent Activity

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Adrian Haber uploaded a picture of Part S654 3 months ago
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David Reeves claimed Part S522 3 months ago
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Jennifer Schachter delivered Part R1 3 months ago
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Todd Blatt is bailing on Part S522 3 months ago
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Todd Blatt claimed Part F332 3 months ago
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Lucas Ewing is bailing on Part F332 3 months ago
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Lofton Harris is bailing on Part S522 3 months ago
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Lucas Ewing is bailing on Part S654 3 months ago