TikToker 3D Prints Topography of Entire US, Starting With Texas
Mechanical engineer and TikToker @theoverengineer recently started a huge 3D printing project and is sharing it with users on the social media site.
This project involves printing all 50 states to make a huge map showing all of the different state’s topographies. Of course he had to start with the best, choosing Texas as the first state to 3D print and kick off this massive project.
He started this project only six days ago and currently has nearly half of the states printed, all in different colors to represent each state in some way. With 10 videos about the project so far, these videos have a combined view count of over 11 million views, with the video showing off the crazy mountains of California reaching over 7 million views on its own.
It's really cool to see the difference in topography across the entire US. We all know that some states are flatter or more mountainous than others, but this really lets you visualize just how different each state is. Even just looking at the differences between west and east Texas is fascinating. You can really see the cap rock that Lubbock sits on top of and how the land gradually goes flatter as you move east across the state.
If you want to follow the rest of this 3D printing journey, be sure to give @theoverengineer a follow on TikTok. While you’re there you can also check out his other videos that include other 3D printing and DIY projects.