In this post, we'll focus on people's reaction to seeing a home 3D printer. Their reactions follow a common path. First, confusion and then smiles as they finally get what a 3D printer can do. It was fascinating to watch.
But, first I have a complaint. I was looking forward to hanging out with the WHOLE team on the Mall. But, it didn't work out that way. I got to hang out with Boris and Adam while one special Cube got to hang out with Kelly and Aleya. Where's the fairness in that???? See what I'm talking about on the Cubify Blog!
Fortunately, I got to hang out with Kelly and Aleya for dinner at the end of the day. They are as vivacious and sharp as their video applications and blog posts indicate. I can't think of four better people to represent the Cube and Cubify across the country.
So, how did the day go?
Well, if you have ever visited the Mall you know that it's miraculous that we found spots to park within a few cars of each other! That's what I call a GREAT start.
|The Cube Platform in the Cube Odyssey Tour Cube|
The guys opened up the Nissan Cube and pulled out the platform holding the Cube printers in the shadow of the Washington Monument.
|Cube Drawing the Curious|
Among the most popular items was "The Glove".
|"The Glove" and the smile it always inspired|
But, the curious were treated with a lot of other 3D printed items to explore.
|Exploring Cube Printed items|
Hundreds of school children came by and waved; but, when you are on a school field trip to Washing, DC you are on a tight schedule.
|School Groups Admiring the Cool Cube|
Fortunately, some teachers and students DID get a chance to explore the Cube in action.
|Taking a closer look|
That was pretty astonishing! The riders seemed to enjoy this new stop on their tour as demonstrated by the last image in the above series.
However, at the end of the day, this next image really respresents what the DC stop was all about... being Cubified... which always seem to be accompanied by a great big smile!
To see all the images I shot of the Cubify Odyssey Tour's stop in DC, check out my Flickr site.