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Letterhead: a 3D printed sculpture for word gamers

Yesterday, I was very excitedly waiting for the UPS truck to bring me my first 3D printed model. When it arrived, the box was surprisingly light. I opened it with a fair degree of trepidation, half expected a formless piece of plastic in place of the model I thought I had designed and printed. But no, it worked!

A photograph of the Letterhead model.
Letterhead, a 3D printed sculpture for the avid word gamer

As you can see, the figure has a letter tile for a head while their brain is held in their hand.

I have made a few small changes to the model since printing it, making the neck area less bulky and beefing up the upper arm a little. If you would like to print a copy, you can do that from the model’s page at Shapeways, Letterhead (Revision 1.0).

The model was designed mostly using Wings3D and touched up using Meshlab (Visual Computing Lab – ISTI – CNR), both excellent open source packages. Wings3D is written in Erlang, which is quite exciting.

I made this model in honour of my brother, Adam Lamprell, my arch-adversary at Lexulous. Adam, you are awesome.