There's a little revolution taking place in basements, garages and hackerspaces. 3d printers—machines which turn digital meshes into physical objects—are getting cheaper, better and more popular. We've collected samples of some strikingly graphic 3d prints, designed with F/LOSS tools.
All of the projects featured in this showcase are available from Thingiverse, under permissive licenses, for printing and modification.
DNA Playset (OpenSCAD), Emmett Lalish: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:17343
I heart lightning (Inkscape & OpenSCAD), Amy Hurst: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:17495
Airplane cookie cutters (Inkscape), user: emmett on Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:11098
Lake and mountain topography (Blender), Luke Chilson: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:7207