Laser scanned – Bronze Shield by CreativeTools
As cool as the last of CreativeTools‘ featured projects was, they’ve really upped their game with his one. It’s a high-res laser scan of a bit of high tech from the bronze age — a shield. No, not a lolshield or gameshield, a literal shield. It might look basic to us today, but to a bronze-age Scandinavian soldier, this was state of the art.
In all seriousness, we all know that digital fabrication and 3d printing are the future — but they’re also key to providing access to the past. Want a Venus di Milo (Ἀφροδίτη τῆς Μήλου to those in the know) or maybe a Laocoön and His Sons? Well, print your own…one day. After all, these treasures should be freely available to all — they’re certainly not copyrighted.
I hope to see more antiquities on Thingiverse — until then, hats off to CreativeTools for getting the ball rolling.
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