In December, I won a 3D printing contest sponsored by Pinshape (twitter). I made (and played) a 3D printed recorder, and tweeted my way to victory. I received $135 to spend at their store, so I got some stuff I couldn’t make with my printers.

I found a ring that is printed out of Sterling Silver and I thought the DNA sequence would be a great gift for my friend Cyndi, who studied Biology in college. The form and function meet well, and make a really unique and fun piece of jewelry.

3D Printed Sterling Silver Ring3D Printed Sterling Silver Ring
3D Printed Sterling Silver Ring3D Printed Sterling Silver Ring

For my friend Chris, I found a Fractal Bulb that is made on a sintering printer. This thing is fascinating to look at it, and I think it was really well received.

3D Printed Fractal Bulb3D Printed Fractal Bulb
3D Printed Fractal Bulb3D Printed Fractal Bulb

The most amazing part of this model is the detail on the *inside* of the bulb. Definitely well beyond what I can make at home, so it’s cool to see where the technology is headed.

3D Printed Fractal Bulb3D Printed Fractal Bulb

Cool contest, and I’m definitely grateful to Pinshape for the stuff. Thanks dudes!