Objet put together a nice little giveaway for the guests at August 2001 Quirky TV launch party that would help them understand the creative power and potential of 3D printing. They came up with a 3D printed puzzle game – complete with a QR code printed on the back panel. When scanned by a smart phone reader the QR code goes to their mobile mini-site where they can watch the Objet260 Connex 3D printer in action.
You can try this now with your smart phone by scanning the photo above.
Even without the QR code though, the printed puzzle is a unique phenomenon – printed in various grey shade combinations of black and white all in a single print job on the Objet Connex 3D printer. This is the world’s only 3D printing technology able to combine up to 14 different shades and textures in a single model derived from just 2 machine-loaded materials. And of course because 3D printing uses an additive rather than subtractive building process, the puzzle’s movable digit pieces come out of the printer already assembled and in place within the puzzle frame – a truly mind-bending concept when you stop to think about it.