3D Printing at Glastonbury Festival

 

Barclays asked us to take their 3D printers with us to Glastonbury, so we set up a tent and ran workshops in a muddy field, at the biggest music festival in the country.

3D printing is becoming much more user friendly. Ultimaker 2’s are quick to calibrate after they are moved and you don’t need design experience to create simple objects with the free software TinkerCad.

Children loved designing name tags and seeing them grow. The biggest issue was that TinkerCad only works when you’re connected to the internet, so it was a bit temperamental using a wifi hotspot from a phone.

We also made giant building blocks based on Lego® and a prosthetic hand to show the potential of 3D printing.