Makerbot’s Reject Depository DEFCAD Launches
MakerBot’s 3D printing file catalog Thingiverse may finally be getting some real competition. DEFCAD is a brand new 3D print search engine launched by the Texas nonprofit organization Defense Distributed in response to MakerBot’s purging of all 3D weapons files from its database in last December. Yesterday, DEFCAD’s founder Cody Wilson released a new video calling for help in funding the new project, claiming the site will refrain from taking down any 3D files uploaded to the site.
Crowdsourcing Project of the Day: Bartkira, Where The Simpsons and Akira Meet
Animator James Harvey has launched The Bartkira Project, a crowdsourced fan art project dedicated to infusing America’s longest-running sitcom The Simpsons and Japan’s classic cyberpunk anime film Akira. According to io9, Harvey became inspired to start the project after checking out a few of mashup sketches illustrated by fellow artist Ryan Humphrey via his Tumblr blog. Wanna join in? Be sure to read Harvey’s instructional post before you start and remember, the submission deadline is May 24th!
Campers prepare a meal beneath sea grape trees. Cinnamon Bay, Virgin Islands, 1968.
Photograph by James L. Stanfield, National Geographic