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!

Individual Contributors

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

  • Todd Blatt (10 Parts) 10
  • Michael Curry (5 Parts) 5
  • Chris Forest (4 Parts) 4
  • Pedro Feliciano (4 Parts) 4
  • Rose Thun (3 Parts) 3
  • Luis E. Rodriguez (3 Parts) 3
  • Matthew Griffin (3 Parts) 3
  • Nick Brewer (3 Parts) 3
  • Anderson Ta (3 Parts) 3
  • Greg Chaprnka (3 Parts) 3
  • Marty McGuire (2 Parts) 2
  • Maker Block (2 Parts) 2
  • Bradley Ruprecht (2 Parts) 2
  • Bill Owens (2 Parts) 2
  • John Anderson (2 Parts) 2
  • Chris Nix (2 Parts) 2
  • Justin Sy (2 Parts) 2
  • Jim Kohlenberger (2 Parts) 2
  • Craig Clark (2 Parts) 2
  • James Begera (2 Parts) 2
  • Joe Carr (2 Parts) 2
  • Christopher Boynton (2 Parts) 2
  • Joseph Princz (2 Parts) 2
  • PrintedSolid (2 Parts) 2
  • Juli Fowler (1 Part)
  • Kacie Hultgren (1 Part)
  • tom burtonwood (1 Part)
  • Nancy Liang (1 Part)
  • Matt Kroner (1 Part)
  • Eugene Suyu (1 Part)
  • Chris Krueger (1 Part)
  • Jim Typhoon (1 Part)
  • Andrew Diehl (1 Part)
  • John Briscella (1 Part)
  • Tom Fetterolf (1 Part)
  • Eugene Suyu (1 Part)
  • Ken Blum (1 Part)
  • Bob Roswell (1 Part)
  • Bradley Chapman (1 Part)
  • John Pickens (1 Part)
  • Xin Zhao (1 Part)
  • Heath Erskine (1 Part)
  • Anthony Mareno (1 Part)
  • Anthony Mareno (1 Part)
  • Mary Huang (1 Part)
  • Jason Bakutis (1 Part)
  • Josh Dutterer (1 Part)
  • Robert Guevara (1 Part)
  • Dan Wu (1 Part)
  • Ron Beck (1 Part)
  • Justin Sy (1 Part)
  • Greg Courville (1 Part)
  • Hal Gottfried (1 Part)
  • DJ Hannu (1 Part)
  • Arian Croft (1 Part)
  • Jennifer Ginsberg (1 Part)
  • Chris Milnes (1 Part)
  • Dan Wu (1 Part)
  • ConFABulation Symposium (1 Part)
  • Jan Baum (1 Part)
  • Ana Marva Fernández (1 Part)
  • David Huerta (1 Part)
  • Mike Moceri (1 Part)
  • Ryan Hoover (1 Part)
  • Jenn Kim (1 Part)
This build required 110 parts
We have completed 100%!

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