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Characteristics Tensegrities have quite a few characteristics that make them attractive for construction building. For instance, one can "capture" a lot of space with only a few masts and cables and this makes it a very economic construction technique. These masts and cables can easily be send to the construction site where the parts can be assembled as some sort of do-it-yourself kit. In the article Mechanics of Tensegrity Prisms Irving J. Oppenheim writes: "Tensegrity prisms can be totally self-erecting from a low-volume bundle by tensioning the last cable. Such a capability would be useful for constructing temporary structures."
Wien. Magnet, Batterie und ein LED-Lämpchen - fertig sind die "Throwies" aus dem Metalab. Metalab Magnet, Batterie und ein LED-Lämpchen - fertig sind die "Throwies" aus dem Metalab. Metalab Laser-Cutter, 3D-Drucker und CNC-Fräse – was nach einer Werkshalle klingt ist die Zukunft der Selbermach-Kultur.
How do you map a texture onto a polygon in a scene if you did not generate the polygon yourself, and have no idea of it's exact orientation in 3D space? Let's say, for example, you were trying to photo-manipulate this image, and you wanted to change the picture on the wall to the left of the picture. This picture came out of a book, so I have no idea about the exact position of the camera or the wall. How is it possible to map a picture, with correct perspective onto the wall? I want to pretend that this picture by Dali was hanging on the wall.
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. Here are seven takes on the theme:
Designed for everything for dorm rooms to interactive children’s playrooms or even conventional living rooms, the creative cardboard chair and stool designs of David Graas have evolved considerably over time from simple style-free objects to highly stylized furniture designs. His early works are incredible straightforward and if they are elegant it is only in their simplicity and the way that their form follows their function. Flat-pack, pre-cut sheets of cardboard contain easy-to-punch-out forms that slot together to make simple stools or chairs. Later seating and surfaces follow similar industrial design principles and take advantage of the same structural principles that make these forms work as rigid, load-supporting objects.
(a) A virtual cake with candle flame appears thanks to augmented reality but tilting the cake (b) doesn't affect the flame. Turning on gravity (c) is just one of Metaio's latest tricks in improving AR. Augmented reality allows you to look through the camera on your mobile phone and see a digital world superimposed on the real one. Metaio allows augmented reality to actually understand the physical world. The Munich-based firm is one of the biggest names in AR, and Metaio recently made several exciting announcements. Top among them: their mobile AR technology now understands gravity, has high-end 3D object recognition, places 3D objects nearly flawlessly on your screen, and each of these improvements are now going to be available to every mobile developer for free later this year.