MakerBot Innovator Session | Fred Kahl to Speak in NYC
| by Ben Millstein
Coney Island has been NYC’s famous site of amusement parks, boardwalk attractions and seaside vacationing since the early 1900’s. Using five MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers, Fred Kahl, AKA The Great Fredini, created a complete, accurately scaled model of Coney Island’s Luna Park as it stood in 1914, 100 years ago. “I used to think, when I retire, I’ll make it out of matchsticks or something,” Kahl said in a New York Times interview. Then Kahl “got a Makerbot Replicator and [hasn’t] looked back since.” A year in the making, the 3D model is now on display at the Coney Island Museum.
Come hear Kahl speak on July 10th at 7:30pm at the NYC MakerBot Retail Store. You’ll learn about his exploration with using MakerBot Replicator 3D printers, and how he managed to achieve the accurately scaled model.
Space is limited, so register today.
A Creator, An Inventor
While pursuing his re-creation of Luna Park, Kahl also explored 3D scanning and invented The Scan-O-Tron 3000 Full Body 3D Scanning Rig. To help fund his ambitious Luna Park model, Kahl launched a Kickstarter campaign for a pop-up business, Coney Island Scan-A-Rama. Using his invention, Scan-A-Rama creates 3D portraits of customers that are then displayed in the Luna Park model at Coney Island Museum.
See a smaller version of Kahl’s Luna Park model and some of Kahl’s favorite Scan-A-Rama portraits on display at the NYC MakerBot Retail Store through the month of July.