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Radiolaria lets you manipulate a web of connected cells to create a huge variety of biologically-inspired patterns. Each object you create starts as a basic hexagonal mesh which you can change as much, or as little, as you want with a variety of tools. Choose a sharp, geometric look or a rounded, more organic style. Use attractive and repulsive forces to disrupt the pattern's initial symmetry, or give it a twist with spiraling forces. Click inside any cell to subdivide it into three smaller cells -- those smaller cells can even be further subdivided to add more intricate detail to your design. Your digital designs can be turned into real-world jewelry, housewares, or decorations made from steel, bamboo, or felt.

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3D-Printed Biologically-Inspired Robotics I have been spending the last few months doing research into biologically inspired robotic structures. While my approach may seem formalistic in nature, these devices were simply a means for ultimately conducting social research. This desire stems from my experience building Simple Bots, and their subsequent display at multiple Maker Faires. While displaying these robots, I observed that the thousands of people who interacted with them, projected their own social realities upon these devices which were little more than motors zip tied to plastic household utensils. The obvious shortcoming of the Simple Bots approach was that no matter what personalities people projected upon these creations, they ultimately implicitly understood that these creatures were robotic. This led me to wonder what would happen if I built robots that were more intentionally organic-like and fluid in motion.

Rearview Mirror 2010: DIY 3D Printing Timeline Upside down Printing Dec 29, 2010 Building upon the RepRap project's earlier success, the Thing-O-Matic joins the upside down printing club. 3D Printers Added to CNCZone Dec 26, 2010 Nervous System – explorations in generative design and natural phenomena Have you ever done a puzzle that has no beginning or end? Where you don’t know up from down? Get lost in the infinite galaxy puzzle. The infinity puzzles are […] Read Article → Ever wanted to get a closer look at what goes into making one of our 3D-printed Kinematics dresses?

Printer produces personalised 3D chocolate 5 July 2011Last updated at 15:08 By Katia Moskvitch Technology reporter, BBC News The printer uses chocolate instead of ink Chocolate lovers may soon be able to print their own 3D creations thanks to work by UK scientists. A 3D printer that uses chocolate has been developed by University of Exeter researchers - and it prints layers of chocolate instead of ink or plastic. Although still a prototype, several retailers have already expressed interest in taking on the device. Hyphae Lamp The Hyphae lamp is a series of organic table lamps based on how veins form in leaves. Each lamp is a completely one-of-a-kind design 3D-printed in nylon plastic. The lamps are lit by eco-friendly LED's and cast dramatic branching shadows on the wall and ceiling. About Hyphae Hyphae is a collection of 3D printed artifacts constructed of rhizome-like networks.

Beginning Addition and Subtraction Manipulatives by happycamper This is a set of math manipulatives I created for my daughter. They are commonly used in special education programs. (Popular in the UK, I believe.) For best results, print each number out in a different color (See example.) Creation corner 3D modeling service You have some great ideas in your head to 3D print, but you don’t know how to design in 3D? No problem, with our 3D modeling service you can easily find a qualified 3D modeler. Now that 3D printing is getting bigger and becoming mainstream, more and more people want to design 3D printable objects.

The Electronic Cocktail Napkin Project Authors (old page as appeared in Colorado 1994-1999) * Mark and Ellen recently moved (September, 1999) from University of Colorado to University of Washington. Check out the Design Machine Group for exciting new projects! Authors Mark D. Gross Ceramic 3D Printing at Unfold~fab clay goes digital It’s been just over a year since Belgian design studio Unfold 3D printed their first successful ceramic vessel on a RepRap. Since then, their blog Unfold~fab has chronicled their experiments with 3D printed ceramics including clay materials, printing methods, and a personal fabrication interface the studio developed for last year’s L’Artisan Electronique installation. Unfold~fab is a wealth of practical information and intriguing visual documentation of one of history’s oldest crafts meeting today’s technological potential.

Digital Designs for Physical Objects by wcm49, last updated Things to Make by wcm49 Feb 2, 2013 View More Patrick Jouin wins a Red Dot Award for his MGX.Bloom lamp Very loud cheers and congratulations to our colleagues over at .MGX and designer Patrick Jouin. Patrick Jouin has just won a Red Dot Award for his .MGX.Bloom lamp in the category outstanding product design! The Bloom table lamp is inspired by nature.

Natural Systems Studio Directed by Stanislav Roudavski and Gwyllim Jahn Location: Masters Design Studio, Melbourne University 2012 Images: Selected student work Photography: Rosie Gunzburg Natural Systems is a masters level studio focusing on foundations of programming utilising Processing and Shiffman’s The Nature of Code.

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