Documentation - FAQ. What is the origin of the project’s name ?
When we started the project, it was working only on RPi and we were looking for a berry name. The word Lakka means cloudberry in Finnish. The logo of the project is not a flower but a Lakka berry. Do you support installation through CD or DVD? Not yet. Farm shop. Christchurch South Fruit and Vegetable Collective (Inc) Projects to Print. This project makes a real working Low Temperature Difference (LTD) Stirling Engine.
For its energy source, use iced water in the upper blue tray and sit the engine on a bowl of near boiling water. Epiphany onE Puck by Epiphany Labs. Stirling. The Snow Machine. An internal project for Weapon7's agency Christmas card 2012, The Snow Machine was an experiential event in Covent garden.
It featured a Twitter powered snow machine, an eight-ton Mercedes-Benz Unimog and copious amounts of fake snow. Passersby were invited to Tweet #snow to @thesnowmachine Twitter account, which would then cause ten seconds of snow flurry from the snow machine. The event ran all day was seen by thousands of people culminating in over 1,000 tweets and gaining newspaper coverage for the agency. Launch the campaign Published January 2013. How to Control Practically Anything Using Twitter and an Arduino. Unto this Last: Final Product. Stealth Lamp. How to use a multi layered stencil. Stencil overlays. Michael Jackson multi layered stencil from The Stencil Studio. Stenciling Tutorials. Single layer stencils will give great results and are very easy to use, simply position the stencil, paint it and then remove it.
Electronic Night Light. The "Electronic" part of this night light derives from the so-called "Joule Thief" which is the real secret of its performance.
The Joule Thief circuit drains practically all the usable energy out of the battery. The circuit also has a feature that turns it off in daylight to further conserve its battery. The Joule Thief is by now a well-known type of circuit for driving an LED from a single cell battery. The circuit boosts the battery voltage to the 3.5 volts or so that a white LED needs, and continues working until the battery has been drained down to around 0.5V.
This is the voltage at which the single transistor in the circuit can no longer function, so everything stops. Brewie. 33 Most Wanted Free Japanese and Chinese Style Fonts. What is: Monozukuri. Monozukuri: Literally mono= 'thing' and zukuri (tsukuru) 'process of making'; -> the process of making or creating things.
But the literal translation does not convey the real connotation of monozukuri. The word has an more intense meaning; monozukuri is about having a state of mind, the spirit to produce not only excellent products but also have the the ability to constantly improve the production system and its processes. Read more: Professor Takahiro Fujimoto (Manufacturing Management Research Center, University of Tokyo) has defined monozukuri as “the duplication of design data into a material.” or the "art, science and craft of making things.
" The Japanese Institute for Trade and Organisation (JETRO) describes monozukuri as: ‘having the spirit of producing excellent products and the ability to constantly improve a production system and -process.’
FaBrickation: 3D Printing + Lego for Fast Prototyping. Time saved by using the faBrickator software vs. 3D printing the entire part. 3D printing is slow compared to other types of rapid prototyping, such as laser cutting or CNC machining, especially when many iterations are required.
The faBrickation project proposes a simple, soon-to-be open source solution to this problem by enabling designers to turn their 3D models into a combination of Lego bricks and key 3D printed parts that can be quickly printed, assembled and modified. Screenprinting Tests with Luma Studio using Bare Paint - Technology Will Save Us - Technology Will Save Us. We have been wanting to play around more with Bare paint for a while and when we met the good folks at Studio Luma last month at one of our Rough Trade workshops it seemed like the perfect opportunity to start a nice potential collaboration. Yesterday morning Andrew and I went over to their Studio to do the first round of initial tests and see how the paint printed and worked with different materials.
We tested 4 circuits in the end, a couple of variable resistors to hook up with our DIY Synth and a couple of simple circuits on around 9 different materials including Glass, paper, Card, wood, material, tissue to name a few.
» Project: Conductive Ink Jordan Bunker. Conductive inks have a myriad of different interesting applications.
As a quick, additive construction method for electronic circuits, they are especially intriguing. Liverpool John Moores University - Homepage. Flat pack designs. Flat-Pack Magic: Ten Amazing Folding Chairs. Folding, flat-pack chairs make sense in our carbon-conscious age.
They require relatively few materials to make, and they're far more fuel-efficient to ship. Going With the Grain Challenge. DESIGN 21: Social Design Network recently announced the winner of the Going With the Grain Challenge: Swedish furniture designer Charlie Davidson has won for his Uni Table design.
Developed by The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Chapter of the Forest Stewardship Council to promote conscientious consumerism through responsible design, Going With the Grain called on designers to conceptualize an object using a single sheet of FSC-certified plywood without the use of hardware or glue. As the overall winner, Davidson will receive a one-year membership to Material Connexion and a manufactured sample of his design. Flatpack Smackdown: KitKat Vs. D. E. Sellers. JWT New Zealand Fast Company shows us an advertising campaign from New Zealand where Kit Kat asks: "In the Kiwi summer of 2010, large crowds gathered at outdoor events and concerts. Urbio - Get Started.
15 (More!) Flat-Pack Furniture Designs & Ideas. CNC Panel Joinery Notebook. Digital Wood Joints. Wood Joints are fascinating! 15 (More!) Flat-Pack Furniture Designs & Ideas. Filson and Rohrbacher. SketchChair. 10 Air Purifying Plants For Homes & Offices. Even in huge, busy cities, outdoor air is cleaner and preferable to indoor air. Why is that? One reason is that trees and plants are constantly cleaning the air outside. This suggests that the eco-minded homeowner or office dweller should go out and buy some plants – but which ones? With all the hype of “going green”, every plant on the market is being promoted as an air purifier! But not to worry – NASA has conducted an official study on the top 10 air purifying plants, assigning each one a score based on how well they remove chemical vapors, resist insects, and how easy they are to maintain for your home or green office space.
The Areca Palm (Images via Plant Directions, EnvicoGarden) RA-FA rack&sofa fabricacion. Unto This Last. House of furniture parts by Studio Makkink & Bey. Architecture, furniture and storage all in one. Studio Makkink & Bey took standard sheets of ply and with CNC cutting, created a miniature house to stand within larger interiors of offices, studios and lofts.