The new Beck video “Sound and Vision” (a remake of the David Bowie classic for the Lincoln Motor Company’s campaign Hello-Again) was shot using a 360Heros camera rig, which was dreamed up and brought to life via 3D printing by entrepreneur Michael Kintner. Kintner came up with the idea after scuba diving and finding out that he had been trailed by a shark during his swim. He wished not only that he had been able to see the shark himself, but that there was a more all-encompassing way to share such experiences in general. His solution was to perfect and make accessible a 360 rig for film and photography.
Kintner called 3D Systems, learned about and bought Alibre Design Expert software and the CubeX printer and got started. The CubeX and software gave Kintner’s process great efficiency, allowing him to design, print, test and modify his prototypes in swift succession. Within a day of receiving his 3D printer Michael was holding his first prototype of the rig. What Kintner appreciated most, however, was the smooth integration and operation of all the 3D solutions he used, from software, to printer, to materials. “The CubeX and Alibre Design make my 3D printing and redesigns quick and seamless,” Kintner said. Hear more from Michael himself how to the 360Heros works [above] and how it will change the way you watch and experience video….
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!