Make, share, and buy 3D designs online with Shapeways


Shapeways is a lovely idea – it’s a website that lets you do 3D modelling online, without any of the tedious tweaking from three different angles that usually accompanies such modelling packages. You can design and share your creations, and Shapeways can produce and deliver any design within 10 working days.

I did a search, and there’s no goatses on the site just yet, which is a shame, but there are a number of lovely lamp surrounds, like the one pictured. These “light poems” require no modelling at all – you just put the text in, and it’ll create it for you. I’m making one right now that just says “poo” over and over again. Round and round. It’s beautiful.


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Get yerself your very own sound with Soundbadge, and rejoice in your uniqueness

With this opening statement on Soundbadge’s home page, ‘You’ve got a MySpace profile, an Open ID, a Gravatar, tons of indie badges. Anything missing? Yep: Your sound badge’, you can tell right away your indie-cred will rocket. You won’t even need to deliberately dirty your new Converse trainers anymore!

It takes about two minutes to create a Soundbadge, by choosing between ‘classic hip hop’, ‘latest electro’, or ‘good old country’. Once that’s out of the way, answer a few quick questions about your personality…