In this workshop, participants learned how to convert photographs into embossed 3D models and then bring them to life using a 3D printer.

A lithophane is a thin embossed or etched surface that reveals a picture when held against a light source. Due to the varying thickness of the surface as a result of the etching, light passes through in differing degrees, revealing details of the image seemingly out of nowhere. This technique has been used since the 19th century to create stunning artworks by hand - with the traditional medium being translucent porcelain. With technology today, we can replicate and simplify the design process using PLA and 3D printing.

In this workshop, participants were shown how to convert photographs into embossed 3D models and then bring them to life using their 3D printer. This was a very cool way to give added dimension (literally!) to pictures and memories.

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About in5

in5 is an enabling platform for entrepreneurs and startups that develops aspiring talent, nurtures a community of entrepreneurs, and helps startups grow. Launched by TECOM Group to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in Dubai and the wider region, in5 is a startup incubator operating across three industry verticals: tech, media and design. in5 facilitates the process of starting and growing a new venture by providing business set up, creative workspace, mentorship, workshops and events, as well as access to investors.

About The Assembly

The Assembly is a community collaborative which brings stakeholders of smart communities together, to foster introduction and assimilation of research and leading edge technology in real life.

It aims to combine the efforts of industries, educational institutions, governments and community innovators to create and provide real solutions to important challenges faced by residents.
The assembly actively builds and supports interaction and association to help talent connect to expensive resources, for unbiased collaboration in order to execute life changing ideas with a defined focus on localization, improving quality of experience and quality of life by the use of right smart technologies.