Artist reimagines old-fashioned chalk using a 3D printer

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Spotted: New York-based artist Nikolas Bentel has given ordinary chalk sticks a makeover using 3D printing. The idea was to rethink how drawing tools are designed, while also giving kids a fun tool to enjoy architecture and design. He used a computer to model the shapes and then made 3D prints of the designs. From the 3D prints, he made urethane moulds to shape the toys. The collection of three chalks make geometrically precise patterns including dots, straight lines and circles. The Circle Drawer is shaped like a spinning top. It creates five concentric lines when rolled across a surface. The Line Drawer creates…

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