3D printed pledge stones.
As voters in the UK head to the polling stations today to have their say in one of the closest general elections we’ve ever seen, the team at CEL Robox have come up with an inventive way of showing your support.
We’re seeing an increased number of ways in which politicians are making commitments to us. A pledge or a promise is no longer enough for the great British public – oh no, we need them to use the word 'vow', create laws … carve into stone?
Perhaps not the most modern tactic for a 21st century politician but I see where Ed Miliband was coming from when he decided to have his pledges carved into a stone tablet as a sign of solidity. Hey if it worked for Moses?
Just in time for polling day, UK based 3D printing company CEL has provided 3D print enthusiasts with the ability to create their very own pocket sized pledge stones. They’ve also made alternatives for Cameron and Clegg too which are available to download for free from Tinkercad.
3D printing miniature pledge stone on the Robox 3D printer.
This isn’t the first time the team at Robox have used their 3D printing expertise to comment big news stories. Championing the meme trend last month, the company was behind a Jeremy Clarkson inspired version of the popular Hungry Hungry Hippos game.
CEL, CEO Chris Elsworthy recently wrote in blog post for TCT about why 3D printing is the perfect partner for our fast paced, reactive culture.
“It is only natural that people will want to design and create things they feel passionate about,” Chris explained. “One of the reasons why 3D printing is so exciting is because it gives people the power to bring their inspiration and creativity into the real world, just like we see people when they react to stories by sharing and adapting images online.”
Keep a look out for a review next week when I try out the Robox 3D printer. Tweet us your 3D print suggestions at @TheTCTMagazine.