To help the victims of one of the strongest storms ever recorded to hit the Philippines, we are raising funds to donate to the Red Cross for Christmas through the potentials of open-source design and 3d printing. Instead of giving a one-off donation, we hope this small project will create a ripple and amplify our intentions a hundred fold.
We love pins! In light of this disaster, we have designed a pin that celebrates the Filipino word, “bayanihan” referring to the unified spirit and actions of the community to achieve a specific goal. The origins of “bayanihan” can be traced from the traditions of Philippine towns, where the community will help a family relocate to a new place by transporting their house to a new location. This is achieved by placing bamboo poles under the house where volunteers from the community will then literally carry the house to a new location.
We are strong advocates of open-source design. The ambition of this fund-raising project is to embrace its potential by releasing the digital files allowing people from the 3d printing community to freely access them. It is our hope that with your help, by printing and raising money, we would be able to raise more funds compared to our small studio if we do it alone. Think Global, Act Local.
With no secondary support structures and very small in scale, our pins were designed to be easily printed by any FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) 3d printer around the world. They are printed using 1.75mm White PLA filaments. They are then assembled, painted and finished by hand. We will provide the printers settings we used to print as a guide. Our files and instructions are available at our website and also at Thingiverse.
100% of the money raised will be donated. So for one day (or a week), get involved and stop printing Yoda heads, owls, iPhone cases and little vases and print these fund-raising pins for the victims of Haiyan.
Maraming Salamat! Mabuhay!
PROJECT PAGE: http://www.superscale.com.au/portfolio/3-stars-a-sun/
Photographer Credit: Desmond Looi