A 3D-Printed Map of Tokyo in 100 Pieces

A miniature replica of the city compiled from 10×10 cm squares.

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One Hundred Tokyo is a project helmed by iJet Inc., a 3D printing company, which aims to recreate Japan’s capital in the form of 100 ten by ten centimeter squares at a scale estimate of 1:12500. Using digital cartographic data gathered from ZENRIN, a provider for Google Maps and Microsoft, the city’s detailed landscape was captured using specialized vehicles. The miniature replicas are created using gypsum powder coated in a special resin in order to mold the shape, then coated once again in resin paint to achieve the colorized skyline. In order to implement this ambitious initiative, the team has launched a Kickstarter campaign where backers can receive anywhere from a single piece, to the complete 100-piece model of the metropolis. Each square also comes with magnetic backing so you can affix them onto the fridge or other metal surfaces. Take a look at the video below and visit the campaign on Kickstarter now.

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