Two of our Freshmore 2018 students, Nigel William Gomes and Johannes Brian Sunarko have participated in the 7th Singapore International 3D Printing Competition, launched by the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The theme for the 2019 competition are (1) stationery and (2) computer mouse. They have won the first prize in the Tertiary category, which comes with the top prize of $5,000 for the winning team.
Below is their winning entry:
3D printing promises a shift away from standardised mass production and towards bespoke customisability. Taking advantage of low-cost yet highly accurate photogrammetry, <themouse> is tailored to fit the exact shape of each individual’s hand, by scanning the shape of a mould of one’s intended hand position and transforming it into a 3d model for the mouse’s shape. Button layout and hand position can be customised to each user’s hand size, ergonomic preferences and intended uses, letting <themouse> be transformed into a rapid-fire gaming mouse as easily as into an ergonomic all-day work mouse. This iteration was made for the latter category, featuring a gentle grip which puts the wrist in its most natural position.
To find out more about the competition and winning entries, you may click here.