Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A 3D Printed Kayak

3D printers are becoming mainstream and the objects being built are moving from small novelty items to large functional ones.  This is a kayak made from 28 individual pieces of 3D-printed objects.

Ugly but functional

The kayak was made at Grass Roots Engineering and the specifications are impressive, matching closely to Perception's own single form molded kayak of about the same size.

Grassroot Engineering Kayak
Weight: 64.5 lbs
Width: 20"
Length: 16' 8'

Perception Expression 15.0
Weight:  57 lbs
Width:  24"
Length: 15'

With the colors chosen, it rather looks like the kayak Lego built.