Create a detailed model of London using 3D printing

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Andrew Godwin, a British programmer, has just revealed to the world his latest work, nothing less than a london mockup created using 3D printing. For its design, Andrew Godwin decided to use the enormous amount of topographic data that the UK Government had released months ago within the framework of the project 'Open Data'. Once the creator of this model had access to this data, available to any user, he decided to find the best way to convert it into printable models.

To be able to design this impressive model of London, its creator had to face several difficulties such as the fact that the data collection had taken place through low-altitude flights, which had caused insufficient precision was offered or they could even mislead the characteristics of the roofs of the buildings. On the other hand, no all filaments offer the ideal characteristics For the creation of a model like this, several tests had to be carried out with different types until the most suitable one was found.

Andrew Godwin creates an impressive model of London using 3D printing

Going into a little more detail, according to the creator of this impressive model of London, the basic idea for the entire project was to create one of those models or relief maps that anyone can see in different centers such as the walls of public buildings and buildings. architecture studies. As a result we have nothing less than a kind of mosaic or puzzle composed of about 48 pieces that, when joined, end up showing the center of the British capital and even its surroundings.

If you are interested in printing your own model of the city of London, tell you that you only have to have a 3D printer or access to one since its creator has decided to upload all the files for creation on the portal GitHub so anyone can have access to them.


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