A print a day: 30 prints in 30 days
For 30 days, ReFab Dar printed a prototype each day and shared photos on Facebook and Twitter to gauge the interest in response in creating 3D printed products. The prototypes were from 5 categories: education, medical, jewelry, consumer products, and spare parts/ hydroponics. The results were fantastic. The most “liked” products were the medical products and jewelry. With more than 25,000 digital impressions in one month, the experiment was considered success.
Most of the products created came from online 3D file reposititories such as Thingiverse.com. A few of products in jewelry and spare parts were designed in Tanzania. The interest in local jewelry making grew momentum after a workshop in July held by Kuunda3D taught 16 artists at Nafasi Art Space about the basics of 3D design.