Holding your skull
May 17, 2017 11:54am CST
One day, maybe twenty years ago, I wasn’t feeling that well. I was lying in bed just hoping to sleep. I must have had an itch on my forehead and I scratched it, but then I spent some time just feeling my brow ridge. It was one of those things I never really thought about before. With my flesh moving over them I had a hard time trying to get an accurate mental picture of it. That’s when I had an idea. I had heard about this early form of 3D printing that used a laser to solidify this liquid plastic. I wondered if someone could take some MRI images of my skull and make a replica of my skull. As the technology has advanced, I’m sure such a thing has become more feasible. In fact, I suspect that someone, somewhere, has already done it. The initial reason I’d love to do this is that, it’s a pretty safe bet that I’ll never be able to hold my own skull, so this would be the next best thing to let me see what my skull really looks like. But after that I’d probably just get a couple made to sit on my desk as candleholders. Would you want a 3D printed version of your skull, and if so, what would you do with it?