Crowdfunding is the perfect thing for this, because this particular 3D printing process is more efficient if you are filling the build volume. It would take a similar amount of time to print ten as it would to print one. The process is called binder jetting. We go into the details of this (and many other 3D printing processes) in the workshop.
I'm not counting my chickens before they have hatched, but the campaign is looking pretty good at the moment. It's currently about $250 off hitting the three grand target and getting funded, with two weeks left to go. So with a little more awesome, a bunch of very hip, clever, interesting and supportive individuals will be getting 3D scanned, and then immortalised as a full colour mini figurine of themselves, very soon.
Could you help me spread the word? I'm hoping that we can blow past the funding target, of course, and it's the perfect time of year to organise that perfectly unique Christmas gift for staff, friends or family.
Please share this with anyone who you think might get a kick out of having a lifelike colour figurine of themselves (made by robots!)