3-D printer technology has gone from the reproduction of toys to fully functional hand guns. Now, two Harvard University graduates have provided it with possibly its greatest challenge yet.
Like all boys in their late teens, Evan Baker and Josh Michaels were curious to find out the limitations of this new technology. Starting on a small scale they eventually reached an end goal that didn’t quite go to plan.
Evan explains ‘My father is big in IT, and has always brought new technology home with him. This was just another thing I could play with. Me and Josh started with a small plastic comb and before we knew it we were printing a high-chair’.
This eagerness to progress to bigger things led them to question the whole principal of the technology.
Evan went on to say ‘The high chair made us think of food which in turn made us hungry. Firstly we had an apple and then a Microwaveable Lasagne that my dad brought back from England. It didn’t taste very nice; and no wonder, it was made in France! That’s in Europe right?’
Once they’d finished off their meal they thought about other kinds of reproduction. Evan tells us that ‘I was rifling through my dad’s old video collection, which he keeps hidden behind his adult films, when I came across the film ‘Weird Science’. After watching it we knew what we had to do. ‘On Sunday, when the rest of my family had gone to church we set about creating our dream woman’
However, due to a slight miscalculation in their formula, creating their ‘dream’ woman didn’t quite go to plan. A source close to Evan informed us that their ‘miscalculation’ was completely pictorial. They told us;
‘Because the computer was locked in the study they had no access to the internet, meaning they would have only had an old copy of Time magazine to extract celebrity pictures from. I knew they were planning this, and that’s why I disposed of Evan’s Playboy magazines weeks ago’
When asked how they wanted their ‘Dream’ woman to look, Josh & Evan told us she should have had the butt of Beyonce, the breasts of Lara Croft, the legs of Liz Hurley, and the face of Kate Hudson. The only pictures they could find, however, were Meryl Streep, Madonna (with the conical bra), Joan Rivers, and Roseanne Barr.
Unfortunately, due to an electrical surge hitting the printer just as it finished its printing process they ended up with an identical clone of Roseanne Barr, whiney voice and all!
3-D Printing Takes Cue from ‘Weird Science’
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