[hackpgh-discuss] Re: universal construction kit

  • From: Matthew Beckler <matthew@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: hackpgh-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 16:25:46 -0400

Ooh, moustrap would be totally awesome. Good idea!

On 03/21/2012 04:20 PM, Jeremy Herrman wrote:
Good finds. I figured there was probably some out there, but I was
thinking more of a complete set with a ridiculous attentiveness to get
as close to the originals as possible, including old versions that
aren't sold anymore.

My Cupcake may not have micron resolution, but like the universal
construction kit it would be more for the awesome printers we'll have
down the line.

I guess I just really want my own printed version of Mouse Trap :-D


On Mar 21, 2012, at 4:08 PM, Matt Stultz <matt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:matt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

Games pieces are a tricky thing. Many have been okay but there have
been some issues with a couple. DMCA take down requests suck!


On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Matthew Beckler <matthew@xxxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:matthew@xxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

    I'm pretty sure all sorts of game pieces are already on
    thingiverse, with varying levels of accuracy and quality. Plus, is
    your makerbot accurate to the micron? :- )


    What I really want to print once my Prusa is finished, are these
    SimCity buildings! http://www.thingiverse.com/__thing:12673


    On 03/21/2012 03:22 PM, Jeremy Herrman wrote:

        Their discussion on the legal issues is pretty interesting.
        I've been
        wanting to recreate 3D models of board game pieces for a while
        and from their work it looks like it's legal so long as the
        are expired (over 20 years). Given that Monopoly (along with
        the game
        pieces) was patented back in 1935, it looks like that might be
        a good
        first candidate.

        Now does anyone know where I can find an optical comparator to
        sure the models are faithful to the original down to a few


        On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 3:17 PM, Derrick
        Brashear<shadow@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:shadow@xxxxxxxxx>>  wrote:

            for those of you with operational makerbots (alas, not me,
            yet) who want
            to use different building toys together,

            a tinkertoy-lego-lincoln log mashup, which this makes
            possible, would
            be quite awesome.


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