When was the last time you tried to create a masterpiece and it just ended up looking a bit rubbish?
Off the top of my head, I remember as a kid (giddy after watching a particularly tense episode of Ready Steady Cook) once trying to cook a beef stroganoff, reading the ingredient quantities on the recipe incorrectly and producing a dish so greasy it would still give you a coronary even if you had arteries the width of the Channel Tunnel.
Let’s face it- we’ve all had our ‘Homer Simpson BBQ pit’ moment:
So as it’s still in its relevant infancy as an invention used by everyday folks like us, it’s not unreasonable to think that not every CAD design sent to a 3D printer turns out quite the way the hobbyist or budding inventor had intended it to.
And a 3D print fanatic has created a Flickr account dedicated to such ‘back to the drawing board’ moments. Richard Horne’s ‘The Art Of 3D Print Failure’ is a shrine to those creations that just didn’t turn out the way the users who upload the photos intended- a memorial wall for every proverbial 3D printed BBQ pit, or Fiat Multipla.
Here are some of our favourites:
“Blow your whistle, ref!” Oh wait, he’s trying to, but…
That gaping hole in the wall aside, this castle is impregnable!
‘The Head’ off Art Attack has seen better days…
I’ve always wondered what goes on inside the head of a duck
“Have you seen my Celtic skull model, I’ve looked…oh John, you’re bloody sitting on it!”
Where’s Gavin from AutoGlass when you need him?
Remind me which way does a Rook move across the board, again?
And finally, this doesn’t have to be labelled as a failure if the creator claims that he was merely creating figurines of the parents from Cow and Chicken!
For those of you that never watched hit 90s cartoon show Cow and Chicken, the parents were simply legs!
To view more 3D printed fails, head over to the group on Flickr.