Last week, I returned to my elementary school, the Meadowbrook school of Weston, MA to share my work and 3D scan students. It was an epic day, scanning about 100 people in the day.
Here’s one of my favorite scans of the day which I just had to print out:
Finally, I have exported files and completed my first balcony print for Luna Park’s main court!
With all these printed parts ready for assembly I am slowly inching forward towards this spring’s exhibit in the Coney Island Museum. Next up… modeling the two side towers to adjoin the boardwalk and flank the main electric tower!
Long time no see and Greetings from Coney Island! I’ve been busy working, doing college visits with my daughter and trying to keep the project moving ahead just a little bit every day. My 3D printers have been busy and I’m still keeping hours doing portraits in Coney Island every Saturday from 12-5pm.
A couple pieces of news-
The Luna Park project installation is confirmed- it will be going up in the Coney Island Museum as soon as it reopens after the building’s HVAC project completes. This was supposed to be April 1, but may be pushed back depending on the construction progress. I currently have two printers offline, so a few extra weeks sounds good to me! At any rate I will continue to build out the model throughout the season. I will let you know as son as I have concrete dates!
The other big news today was that Steven Heller wrote a beautiful piece about the project for the Atlantic, which just went live:
I’ve been holding back the images from my wife Laure’s recent photo shoot until after the article came out, so here’s a glimpse into the current state of things. Next up I will be printing the balconies along the boardwalk and modeling the two side towers.
The Main Tower- 38 prints total and over 53″ tall. Photo Credit: Laure Leber
Main tower detail and boardwalk segments. Photo Credit: Laure Leber
The Boardwalk. Photo Credit: Laure Leber
Boardwalk Detail. Photo Credit: Laure Leber
I just realized that I never posted this link to the CNN Money Piece on Scan-A-Rama here- Check it out!
It has been pointed out that I should post some reference imagery to compare my 3D printed models to, so upon request, here are a selection of photos used as reference for my boardwalk section from my previous post. Note that I have yet to print the peacock planters, but they have been modeled.
I have completed assembly of the first section of boardwalk for the Luna Park Installation which will open April 1 at the Coney Island Museum. It measures approximately 18″x18″x 28″ tall and consists of over 48 separate prints. Now that the first section is complete, I’m excited to keep going!