Say What?! The World’s First 3D Printing Photo Booth
You know love hamming it up for the camera, especially in a photo booth at a party. And though we’ve only dabbled in 3D printing ourselves, we are majorly 3D-curious. And now our minds are basically exploding because the impossible is now possible: we can turn ourselves into 3D action figures!
By taking photos from every angle, this incredible photo booth skips the usual set of 4 pictures and instead produces a miniature replica of you and whoever is in the photo booth with you.
There’s definitely something Weird Science-y about this, but we think it’s pretty amazing. Though it’s unlikely that a printer or photo booth like this is something consumers will be able to get their hands on in the near term, we’ve got our fingers crossed that this photo booth will go on tour! Can you imagine how much cooler the typical wedding photo booths will eventually get?
If you happen to be in or around Harajuku, Japan, you should definitely stop at this exhibition (and send us photos of your action figure!). From November 24, 2012 to January 14, 2013, people can make reservations and have their portraits taken. Amazing!
What do you think of the 3D photo booth? Have you created or bought anything 3D-printed before? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!