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Man 3D Prints Own Brain

The thinking man's project

Man 3D Prints Own Brain

This may be the moment where it really sinks in how big 3D printing is going to be, very soon.

Richard Morrison, a tech enthusiast, has 3D printed his own brain, using freely available materials and a little technical skill.

After volunteering for an MRI scan, and obtaining a file of the data, Richard then set about replicating his brain.

"This program called Mango just blew me away - you can just download it and use it on any computer, that was how I got started."

"I thought it would be good fun, I'm totally passionate and really interested in brains and all such related things, so it seemed like a nice momento and conversation piece to have on the mantelpiece. Cost-permitting I'm going to try having it printed in various materials."

The video below shows some cool features you can 'operate' on your 'brain' using Mango - including viewing yourself without hair, and looking inside your own head - even in your eye sockets - while the image above shows the final product.

Everyone we know is getting a print-out of our brain for their Christmas present. It will technically be a very 'thoughtful' present.

Check out Richard's full guide to brainmaking here

(Image: rmorrison.net)