Making Adinkra Stamps with a 3D printer

 

Step 1: create a symbol such as adinkrahene

 

Step 3: convert the image to a format recognized by your 3D printer. We use http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:15276 to convert to STL

3dprinter

Step 2: copy the image--easiest way to do that is to right-click on the stage, and select "pic"--that will open up the stage image alone in a browser tab. Then you right-click on that to save to your hard drive. You can hide the carver's hand using your script, or use an image editor like "paint" to crop out just the stamp.

 

Step 4: print out your stamp as a 3D extrusion of the 2D image. You can put a handle on your stamp, ink it and apply it to shirts, hats or other cloth, as shown on the following page.

 

stamp
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