Jill Layton
January 23, 2015 10:39 am

3-D printing is still really confusing to me. Like, where are the things coming from and how are they made inside of a printer? It just doesn’t seem logical. But whether or not my brain can comprehend it, 3-D printing IS logical and it’s happening. And now, cats are getting involved.

Jim Rodda is a 3-D printer who specializes in awesome (are people who 3-D print called 3-D printers? Or 3-D printerers? See? Confusing!). Last April, Rodda was successful at funding a Kickstarter for 3-D Barbie armor called “Faire Play: Barbie-Compatible 3D Printed Medieval Armor”.

Now, he’s at it again — except this time, the Kickstarter was made to fund the creation of a cat chariot for Barbie called “Faire Play 2: When in Rome”. That’s right, a chariot, pulled by a cat, that takes Barbie wherever she wants to go — presumably to a Roman coliseum.

Rodda’s plan is to suit up Barbie in full Gladiator gear — including armor, weapons and a pair of adorable gladiator sandals. She will then stand atop her chariot, being pulled by none other than your cat. Or anyone’s cat. Technically, any cat can participate, however, probably zero cats will want to.

Rodda’s ultimate goal is to open a 3-D print shop. From what I can tell, he definitely has the talent, the creativity and the 3-D printer.

He wrote, “I’ve got plenty of ideas and I’ve got a 3-D printer, but lack the infrastructure necessary for churning out designs at anything approaching craft-batch quantities. That’s where your backing comes into the picture.”

For more info, check out the Kickstarter here.

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