We collaborate with Fepshop, a Groningen based company that specialize in 3D-printers and FEP film. They make sure we get to use the latest 3D and resin printers and in return we post about the items we create with their machines. Check this page regularly for updates. You are welcome to try out the machines during the open walk-in hours at Fablab Groningen, located at our HQ.
Action figure contest
- Design your own action figure;
- Make a detailed drawing. Think of props, hairdo, costumes etc.;
- Come up with a name for your character;
- Write a short description of your character’s secret power.
E-mail us a clear drawing of your design (paper or digital) and include the above items. Add your name and telephone number so we can reach out to you. The selected winner brings their costume and other props to our HQ, where we make a 3D-scan of you. The action figure of approximately 20 cm will be printed and painted to match your design. We look forward to seeing your original action figures!
We have three expert judges who will be introduced on our socials. Each judge will bring a different perspective to the assessment of the entries!
Please email your entries to this address: email@example.com
Use the hashtag #actionfigurecontest2022 while tagging Fepshop and Indietopia on your stories to show the world your designs!
Don’t hesitate, your city needs you!
How to: set up and calibrate a 3D-printer
Fepshop provided us with several machines for our testing ground Prototopia – powered by Fablab Groningen. To show what these machines are capable of, we asked students of NHL Stenden Leeuwarden to make several instruction videos. This first episode helps you setting up and calibrating a 3D-printer after purchase.
How to: safety measures and cleaning
After watching this second episode of three instruction videos, you’ll know how to take care of yourself and the printer throughout the process. The video was made by a student team of NHL Stenden Leeuwarden.
Phrozen Sonic 4K: printing and aftercare
After calibrating your 3D-printer and following necessary safety measures, it is time for the fun part: printing! In this third and final video, the NHL Stenden students guide you through the process. To get an idea of what items can be made with a 3D-printer, check out this page regularly.
In the machine room of Prototopia – powered by Fablab we made a 3D-print of an item that players of Horizon Zero Dawn will instantly recognize. The game’s main character Aloy finds this augmented reality device in a ruin site.
Responsive to the user’s gestures and voice, the Focus serves as a multipurpose sensory interface. It allowes Aloy to learn about machines, track movement and patrol routes, and detect important objects. The Focus was on display in our exhibit Arranged Realism – Art in Games at Museum Belvédère, together with artefacts from other games.
US Robotics Router
Based on Simon Stålenhag‘s book Things from the Flood, we 3D printed and painted this retro US Robotics Router for the Arranged Realism exhibit. For the accompanying book, Simon also agreed to do an interview with us and he was great to talk to! We recommend getting your hands on his books for their images and stories depicting sci-fi phenomena in Scandinavian and American landscapes. In 2020, his book Tales from the Loop was adapted into a television series for Amazon Prime.
Although our exhibit focused on art in games, we really wanted to include some of the great artworks of Stålenhag. This item was a great addition to a display cabinet with game artefacts, such as a Pip-Boy from Fallout and a skull based on Cyberpunk 2077.