UPON COMPLETION OF THE CLASS, YOU WILL RECEIVE A $75 GIFT CARD TO SHAPEWAYS :)
Calling all dreamers, innovators, & designers-anyone interested in bringing new physical products to market. Learn ShapeJS, & you can leverage industrial 3D printing technology to make your ideals real. No up-front costs or inventory to stock & ship - Shapeways handles the e-commerce, manufacturing, & distribution for you. All you have to do is write code that makes the 3d blueprint for your product.
Generates 3D objects that are optimized for 3D printing.
Voxel-level control for accurate printing.
Boolean operations that add, subtract, union, & intersect multiple 3D objects with each other.
Manipulate 3D objects with functions such as spherical inversion, plane reflection, & scaling.
Import existing 3D models for dynamic manipulation.
Download resulting 3D objects as an X3D model file.
2D to 3D Creator - Turns 2D black-and-white images into 3D objects.
Holiday Ornament Creator - Turns 2D black-and-white images into 3D ornaments.
Memoring - Having won 2nd place at HackNY, this project uses ShapeJS. And it'll soon be available on iOS.
Other examples can be foundhere.
Getting a head-start:
The documentation for ShapeJS can be foundhere. An open source version of the 2D to 3D creator can be found ongithub. This project includes the ShapeJS script, a very basic web page for interacting with the creator, & a 3D viewer.
What you'll learn:
How Shapeways' marketplace & manufacturing works.
Set up an AWS instance with Oauth to Shapeways API.
Build a custom iPhone case using ShapeJS.
Create a user interface for simplifying input into ShapeJS scripts.
Best practices for creating manufacturable geometry.
For more information about Josh, check his linkedin! http://www.linkedin.com/pub/josh-levine/2/7a7/508