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

Recent Activity

John Anderson delivered Part X3 Y3 Z7 over 8 years ago
ConFABulation Symposium delivered Part X4 Y2 Z7 over 8 years ago
John Anderson delivered Part X3 Y3 Z1 over 8 years ago
Ryan Hoover delivered Part X4 Y2 Z5 over 8 years ago
Jenn Kim delivered Part X1 Y1 Z4 over 8 years ago
Greg Chaprnka delivered Part X6 Y2 Z2 over 8 years ago
Hal Gottfried delivered Part X5 Y1 Z1 over 8 years ago
Anderson Ta delivered Part X3 Y2 Z1 over 8 years ago