Margo - First project from The Innovation Workshop at Stratasys
Boldmachines.com launched today with an innovative take on 3D printing and a venture to explore the impact of the technology across several industries.
‘Innovation’ is exactly what Bold Machines is about and as Stratasys’ new Innovation Workshop is set on pioneering the frontier of 3D printing technology with partners in new industry, fabrication and creativity.
Headed up by MakerBot’s former CEO Bre Pettis alongside Robert Steiner, Aljosa Kemperle and Elizabeth Randel, the team are already working on their first collaborative 3D printing mission.
The team’s debut project is a 3D printed feature film, Margo. The aim is to see how 3D printing can impact the film industry by movie-making ... backwards. With the awareness of 3D printing in films having increased in recent years with the likes of Iron Man and Guardians of the Galaxy, Bold Machines want to take a different approach, starting with collectibles, narratives and 3D print merchandising before partnering with a production company.
Margo is available to download and print from Thingiverse
The story is set to go something like this:
“The story for the movie Margo is a smart young detective. Her parents are missing on a space exploration mission and she receives a cryptic message and a key that leads her to find her parents secret laboratory under the Brooklyn Bridge. It's a cutting edge laboratory full of contraptions, robots, and a jet pack for her dog. She's going to need all the advanced tech she can get because she's also just uncovered a sinister plot schemed up by a local business mogul, Mr Walthersnap, who turns out to be a bad guy.”
Margo is already available as a downloadable character with more models designed in collaboration with Jose Alves da Silva penned to be released weekly. The detailed models are suitable for large format machines from Stratasys and MakerBot but the team are encouraging makers to show what they can do on small scale, home 3D printers by submitting their photos to Margo’s Thingiverse page.