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.

Team Contributors

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

  • Filament Central (9 Parts) 9
  • Digital Harbor Foundation (4 Parts) 4
  • Open Works Baltimore (1 Part)

Individual Contributors

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

  • Gilles Boenisch (24 Parts) 24
  • Willard Nelson (19 Parts) 19
  • Hjalte Nerdrum (13 Parts) 13
  • Jeff Gould (10 Parts) 10
  • Hanyang Leong (10 Parts) 10
  • Jay Bryon (10 Parts) 10
  • JAT.MN (9 Parts) 9
  • Nick TheTait (7 Parts) 7
  • NMS STEM (7 Parts) 7
  • James Begera (6 Parts) 6
  • Weston Tolman (6 Parts) 6
  • Morgan .Strongbow (5 Parts) 5
  • Kareem Sultan (5 Parts) 5
  • h b (5 Parts) 5
  • jeff kittle (5 Parts) 5
  • noah li-leger (4 Parts) 4
  • Adrian Haber (4 Parts) 4
  • Darius McCoy (4 Parts) 4
  • Lucas Ewing (3 Parts) 3
  • Jon Dunfee (3 Parts) 3
  • Emory Stagmer (3 Parts) 3
  • DJ Hannu (3 Parts) 3
  • Darius McCoy (3 Parts) 3
  • Rick Rude (3 Parts) 3
  • Matthew Griffin (3 Parts) 3
  • Kirk Samuel (3 Parts) 3
  • Matthew Shea (3 Parts) 3
  • Edu Petinal (2 Parts) 2
  • IT CCPL (2 Parts) 2
  • Anita Nelson (2 Parts) 2
  • Yeoman Models (2 Parts) 2
  • Jonathan Schmid (2 Parts) 2
  • John Olafson (Oly) (2 Parts) 2
  • Matt Stultz (2 Parts) 2
  • Harlan Howe (2 Parts) 2
  • Mike Wood (2 Parts) 2
  • Carlos Porto (2 Parts) 2
  • Vicky Somma (2 Parts) 2
  • Matthew Mead (2 Parts) 2
  • Jonathan Schmid (2 Parts) 2
  • iDo 3D Printz (2 Parts) 2
  • Justin Halls (2 Parts) 2
  • Prameya Bhandari (2 Parts) 2
  • Becky B (2 Parts) 2
  • Victor C (2 Parts) 2
  • Carolyn Harnick (2 Parts) 2
  • Kristen McAllister (1 Part)
  • Luna Franeta (1 Part)
  • Yuri Beckelman (1 Part)
  • Laura Taalman (1 Part)
  • Thomas Szymkiewicz (1 Part)
  • math man (1 Part)
  • Shelley Songy (1 Part)
  • Brooker Smith (1 Part)
  • Todd Blatt (1 Part)
  • Sean Mullin (1 Part)
  • Jonathan Brown (1 Part)
  • Keith Ozar (1 Part)
  • Mark Huson (1 Part)
  • Renzo Ifuria (1 Part)
  • Victoria Klimczak (1 Part)
  • Michael Buhrley (1 Part)
  • Stefan Rodriguez (1 Part)
  • Jennifer Schachter (1 Part)
  • Kerry Winter (1 Part)
  • Ben Sherman (1 Part)
  • Trevor Jackson (1 Part)
  • Morton Hatch (1 Part)
  • Lis Bokt (1 Part)
  • Joseph Viverette (1 Part)
  • Shawn Grimes (1 Part)
  • Andrew David Thaler (1 Part)
  • T Sappington (1 Part)
  • B Smith (1 Part)
  • Jason Eaton (1 Part)
  • Theresa Greeley (1 Part)
  • ryan stobaugh (1 Part)
  • Viktor Falendysh (1 Part)
  • Nathan Tahbaz (1 Part)
  • Leila Duncan (1 Part)
  • Eva S (1 Part)
  • Harrison Tyler (1 Part)
  • Rafał Woyda (1 Part)
  • IsmaelPR32 (1 Part)
  • Alan Romack (1 Part)
  • Valerie Kiley (1 Part)
  • Autumn Dowdy (1 Part)
  • Gary Thomas (1 Part)
  • Ryan Hammond (1 Part)
  • Jim Carter (1 Part)
  • Mandy Stultz (1 Part)
  • George Dowdy (1 Part)
  • Lizabeth Arum (1 Part)
  • Muhammad Najee-ullah (1 Part)
  • Ian Snyder (1 Part)
  • Renate Cumming (1 Part)
  • Ron Beck (1 Part)
  • James Matthews (1 Part)
  • Build Tak (1 Part)
  • awoodbridge (1 Part)
  • Lykle Schepers (1 Part)
  • Daniel Nicolosi (1 Part)
  • Lofton Harris (1 Part)
  • Catherine Anderson (1 Part)
  • Scott Borlick (1 Part)
  • Kelly Luck (1 Part)
  • Davin Hess (1 Part)
This build required 291 parts
We have completed 100%!

Recent Activity

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Morgan .Strongbow shipped Part F332 3 months ago
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Todd Blatt is bailing on Part F332 3 months ago
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David Waugh claimed Part L1 7 months ago
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Nic Giannandrea is bailing on Part L1 7 months ago
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Jennifer Schachter is bailing on Part L1 8 months ago
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Jeff Driscoll claimed Part L1 8 months ago
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Adrian Haber uploaded a picture of Part S654 about 1 year ago
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David Reeves claimed Part S522 about 1 year ago