3DPO Visits the Kinetic Sculpture Race

3DPO was out and about in downtown Baltimore a few weeks ago with Art Ross, Fabrication Technician. 3DPO and Art share a close relationship as Art is his creator! Art used Dankmeyer’s first 3-D printer way back in 2017 to create Dankmeyer’s favorite intern and mascot.

Art is a proud participant in the American Visionary Art Museum’s Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race.  Per the AVAM’s website, the Kinetic Sculpture race is a race through Baltimore of wacky, imaginative, TOTALLY HUMAN-POWERED WORKS OF ART, DESIGNED TO TRAVEL ON LAND, THROUGH MUD, AND OVER DEEP BALTIMORE INNER HARBOR WATERS, constructed out of used bicycles, gears, and parts, created by a lunatic genius who tinkers around in the garage or backyard!

Art Ross in disguise with 3DPO.

The Dankmeyer staff look forward to the crazy chicken costumes Art makes every year. The year’s theme, Wheel-ality TV, allowed Art to reach way back for his inspiration, Foghorn Leghorn! As we know, our plucky 3DPO is always up for an adventure. Art kindly made him a coordinating costume and took him along. 

We don’t have any photos from the event, as Art and 3DPO had their wings full, but please enjoy a few photos of them in costume.

After a busy two year internship, 3DPO will be taking the summer off from his official duties here at Dankmeyer. We will be sharing photos of his summer vacation here, on Facebook, and our Instagram page!