Awesome, strange, weird mash-up micro-fad at Thingaverse
Over at the Thingaverse, the free 3D model download community centered around the Makerbot, strange things are afoot. Or a leg, with a whistle sticking out of it on top of a gun.
It seems a mash-up fad has broken out, with people taking 2 or more models and literally mashing them together, to strange and glorious effect.
I'm so in love with this fad it makes me squeel. It's a hyper-specialized community, highly nerdy in all respects, playing and having silly fun with what is in all rights one of the most novel and high-tech forms of makery (that's a word. I made it up, just now, for this fad). I imagine kids being able to do this simply, mashing up robot-bridge-firetruck-spaceship toys and printing them out. It's so sci-fi it just hurts.
Read more about it on the MakerBot Blog.
Image right: Dalek-whistle-canopener by Rplumley