Fertility Rate in U.S. by Year

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Fertility Rate in U.S. by Year by timmmmyboy Sep 14, 2012
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This is my first shot at taking existing data sets and turning them into physical objects. A colleague of mine gave me a basic line graph and I used Sketchup to turn it on it's side and do a 360 degree extrusion. Ends up looking a bit like a chess piece.


I didn't use any support material but you may want to include support due to the fairly large overhang near the bottom of the model. I printed this on a Replicator with the default settings.

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What is the source of this data? If you give me the years this covers then I can try to add some text to it in TinkerCad and post it as a derivative. 

She pulled it from http://data.worldbank.org/http://data.worldbank.org/ but wasn't sure which data set in particular it was. Sorry for the lack of information, this was more a test to see that we could take a graph and make it a 3D object. We'll do a better job of documenting along the way next time. :)

I'll ask my coworker who gave me the graph originally (sorry this comment is late, Disqus isn't sending notifications)

Fantastic, and so simple, like many of the best things. I love the idea of an objet d'art that embodies some data of personal significance.

Looks similar to Grand Old Party. Inspiration or coincidence? http://mepler.com/Grand-Old-Partyhttp://mepler.com/Grand-Old-Pa...

Wow. Awesome! Thanks for sharing that 8-)

Absolutely inspiration. My colleague showed me that and now I can't stop thinking about the possibilities. Also looking at how to visualize music and other interesting data ala http://www.flavorwire.com/322255/incredibly-detailed-3d-printed-visualizations-of-entire-albumshttp://www.flavorwire.com/3222...