#CrowdCow – A crowd-sourced 3D-printing project
This is a crowd-sourced 3D printing project led by Shashi Jain of the Portland 3D Printing Lab to build a life-sized cow. The design, sponsored by one of Portland’s best fine dining restaurants Urban Farmer, was a meat cow created by Rose Moore.
I took part in this project by donating 3D printing time to make 7 sections of the cow. Each section is approximately that size of a small toaster. In total the #crowdcow has ~100 pieces woven together with numerous 3D-printed liners affectionately called “biscuits”. The print time for all the pieces is approximately 668 hours. What will be the next group crowd-sourced project for the Portland 3D Printing Lab? Submit your ideas in the comments section below!
The press documented this project:
TJ McCue from Forbes
Stephanie Yao Long from The Oregonian
Scott J Hrunewalk from 3Dprint.com
Timelapse video by Stephanie Long