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The Judaica You Never Knew You Needed: a 3D-Printed Kippah

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By / October 20, 2014

Good morning, world! We are pleased to present the Judaica you never knew you needed: a 3D-printed kippah.

Craig Kaplan, a computer science professor at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, is a Jew with a penchant for math, design, Islamic geometric patterns, and 3D printing—so it was only a matter of time until those interests collided to produce the world’s first 3D-printed skullcap.

Kaplan—who has used 3D printers to produce everything from a geometric menorah to a best-selling espresso cup—told Inside3DP that his plan was to print a 3D fedora (hel-lo, Jews!), and a kippah “seemed like a fun design space in which to experiment.” Apparently two rabbis have given the yarmulka their “blessing,” so Design-Gods willing we’ll soon be embracing the rise of 3D-printed, Islamic geometric headwear in the Jewish world.

(Image: Craig Kaplan, Flickr)