A very cool hackathon event is going down on October 5th and 6th at the High Tech Campus (5656 Gestel, Eindhoven, The Netherlands). Participants will pit themselves against one-another by developing a toolkit for 3D design and Print using the Wii remote, Microsoft Kinect, Leapmotion or any other innovative device, not being a traditional mouse, in 32 hours.
With the fast growth of the 3D Printing industry, it is becoming clear that the weakest chain in the value chain to get a 3D product printed, are the design tools and the easy conversion to a 3D printing format.
There are many design tools and related hardware solutions available, but most are related to traditional input methods like the mouse etc.
With the advent of the Wii, Micosoft Kinect and Leapmotion, new input methods will become available for designing 3D objects.
If you're interested in signing up or learning more, be sure to visit the meetup.com page at http://www.meetup.com/Develop-a-toolkit-to-3D-design-and-3D-Print/. Also, keep in mind that the RSVP deadline Oct 3, 2012 9:00 AM.