About Christoph Laimer
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Award winning 3D designer, Christoph is responsible for some of the most innovative designs, observations, and insights available on the makeSEA registry. Hailing from Zurich, Switzerland, a stronghold for master tradesmen and creatives since the 12th century, Christoph couples his formal expertise in electrical engineering and software development with his passion for mechanics to design 3D printable mechanical clocks, motors, and a variety of scalable components and usable objects. He is also a primary contributor to the makeSEA wiki and blog, where he records invaluable results and observations from his 3D printing experiments, which are used as a reference manual for other 3D print engineers and enthusiasts. After completing the masters degree in Electrical Engineering at the ETH, Zurich, Christoph worked as a software developer - initially in semiconductor industries, and later in life science. Designing and creating innovative software, interacting with customers, and managing a small team of software developers was his passion. Always taken with mechanical constructions, Christoph designed and experimented with RC model airplanes. With the advent of 3d-printing, Christoph found a new type of creativity, focusing on mechanical watches. His imagination and 3D printing allow him to transform his "crazy" ideas into reality. His belief that future watches will be highly customisable - not only engraving, ornaments or decoration, but real complex objects combining mechanics and electronics - has led him to explore and push the boundaries for 3D printing, combining advanced mechanics and pleasing aesthetics in the process. Christoph Laimer named as Winner of the Share Prize, 2016 Recently, Christoph was awarded the top prize for his 3DPrinted Tourbillon Watch at the Piemonte Share Festival in May, 2016. The Share festival is an international competition that promotes and supports contemporary art in the digital age. Christoph was awarded the top prize for his 3DPrinted Tourbillon Watch. This attractive domestic timepiece adds flair to any living room, and is a functional Swiss clock that is almost entirely 3D printed. The Watch is open-source, so every working piece of it is open for inspection, on the web and in the home as well.

Projects by Christoph Laimer

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makeSEA Brushless Motor - 60W Maker Support 6 Months Ago 21 Hours Ago Public /makesea/6kn
Water Turbine Maker Support 6 Months Ago 21 Hours Ago Public /makesea/6km
Torsion Hinge Maker Support 6 Months Ago 21 Hours Ago Public /makesea/6kl
Spatula Collection Version B with Teeth Maker Support 6 Months Ago 8 Hours Ago Public /makesea/6kk
Spatula Collection Version A with Teeth Maker Support 6 Months Ago 11 Hours Ago Public /makesea/6kj
Spatula Collection Version B Maker Support 6 Months Ago 21 Hours Ago Public /makesea/6ki
Spatula Collection Version A Maker Support 6 Months Ago 8 Hours Ago Public /makesea/6kh
Solar Water Distiller Maker Support 6 Months Ago 21 Hours Ago Public /makesea/6kg
Snap - Fit Round Version B Maker Support 6 Months Ago 8 Hours Ago Public /makesea/6kf
Snap - Fit Round Version A Maker Support 6 Months Ago 8 Hours Ago Public /makesea/6ke
Snap - Fit Double Clip Version B Maker Support 6 Months Ago 8 Hours Ago Public /makesea/6kd
Snap - Fit Double Clip Version A Maker Support 6 Months Ago 9 Hours Ago Public /makesea/6kc
Snap - Fit Clip Version B Maker Support 6 Months Ago 8 Hours Ago Public /makesea/6kb
Snap - Fit Clip Version A Maker Support 6 Months Ago 21 Hours Ago Public /makesea/6ka
Snap - Fit Cantilever Version B Maker Support 6 Months Ago 8 Hours Ago Public /makesea/6k9
Snap - Fit Cantilever Version A Maker Support 6 Months Ago 21 Hours Ago Public /makesea/6k8
Propellers Maker Support 6 Months Ago 8 Hours Ago Public /makesea/6k7
Jars Maker Support 7 Months Ago 12 Hours Ago Public /makesea/4v6
Interlocking Hinge Maker Support 7 Months Ago 21 Hours Ago Public /makesea/4v5
Snap Lid for Jars Maker Support 7 Months Ago 8 Hours Ago Public /makesea/4v4