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If you are not familiar with 3D fractals, a phenomenon that just emerged around 2009, first take a look at these examples:
(if short on time, just watch first 1 minute) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= vST31O5Q46E
* (if short on time, just watch 2:00 - 3:30) https://vimeo.com/10531753
* And here is a [https://picasaweb.google.com/105743953071983817681/3DFractals#|gallery] of static images I collected that reflect 3D fractals in forms that could potentially be printed.
A Start-up idea I've been thinking about:
Create an online interface that allows people to alter and customize fractal geometry within printable parameters.
**Remove friction for people who don't know CAD/3D or 3D fractal software.
***Just a few simple sliders that actually modify fractal geometry, not simply bend and stretch like normal 3D design modulations.
**Would have to design new software that merges CAD with 3D fractal generation
**See this start-up, which got [http://www. prsnlz. me/ articles/makielab-announce|$1.4 million] in seed funding to make customizable dolls, for example of such a simplified interface: http:// makie. me/
Now, after viewing the [https:// picasaweb.google.com/ 105743953071983817681/3DFractals#|gallery] linked above, imagine all of the below products available with full customization through easy online interface.
Such as modifiable, personalizable
*chess pieces (on a fractal-ish chessboard?)
Jewelry (can print in precious metals or affordable biopolymers)
* ://..com//of 3D fractals
*jewelry boxes/small chests
*3d fractal jigsaw puzzle
*computer/ipod/device casings http:// www. ebay.com/ soc/ itm/120974056989?roken=XcZIIA
*lampshades (transparent materials) home and commercial (restaurants, hotels, office)
**3D fractal didgereedoos, flutes
*candle sticks and holders
*plant pots (match planter containers to the fractal geometry of the particular plants they will hold)
*terrariums with transparent materials
**LED-lit transparent fractal contours would make awesome pins, hats, trip toys, sculptures, etc.
***3D fractal prisms
**wind ornaments, pinwheels (like those spiral and helix shapes)
**multicolor UV fluorescent (can make with ZPrinter)
**modular parts for large scale geometries (repeating fractals like webs)
**large event speakers and small home or portable speaker additions
**decorative bookshelf additions
***chairs (pod-like, rock-like, etc)
**monitor/flatscreen tv frames $$
**picture/mirror frames $$
**house extensions (modular parts)
***entrance frames, window trim, eventually larger ornate entrance-ways