13 Lytro Photos That Will Make You Look Twice Now the Lytro camera is here, you no longer have to worry about taking out-of-focus pictures — you can shoot first, and then pick what to focus on later. That signature feature is much more than just a convenience. It allows you to tell stories in a completely different way with your photos. Changing the subject in focus, by its nature, almost always alters the meaning of the image. Focus on the happy woman in the foreground, for example, and it's a light moment. Zero in on the stern man in the background looking at her, and you've got creepy. We've been playing with the Lytro camera for a little while (check out our full review here), and we've had the chance to use it with some great subjects and interesting locations. Him vs. Window ValentineOnce you focus on the background in this picture, you can see the Cupid decal is overlooking a junkyard. Plane RidgesThe hull of a plane on display at New York's Intrepid Museum reveals the ridge detail throughout this perspective shot. Dalek vs.
RepRapWiki RepRap is humanity's first general-purpose self-replicating manufacturing machine. RepRap takes the form of a free desktop 3D printer capable of printing plastic objects. Since many parts of RepRap are made from plastic and RepRap prints those parts, RepRap self-replicates by making a kit of itself - a kit that anyone can assemble given time and materials. RepRap is about making self-replicating machines, and making them freely available for the benefit of everyone. Reprap.org is a community project, which means you are welcome to edit most pages on this site, or better yet, create new pages of your own. RepRap was the first of the low-cost 3D printers, and the RepRap Project started the open-source 3D printer revolution. RepRap was voted the most significant 3D-printed object in 2017.
Free Sex Toy Designs for Your 3D Printer Field Testing Updated May 7 '012: The prototype is great for backyard use but not wind-proof enough for open desert. To make it more weatherproof, I have just taped all the tab hinges to cover the flutes and keep water out. The tape covers much of the face of each tab to give it extra friction along with spray tack adhesive on all tabs, but in testing this setup still blows apart in strong gusts/dust devils. Using clips to secure the tabs still allows too much slippage and the panels come apart from each other. Next method to test: heavy-duty staples to secure tabs to each other, which of course would need a staple-puller to minimize damage to tabs. Once deployed I add short strips of tape across all joints on the outside of the dome to bolster it against slippage, and around the door joints. There is room for improvement in all facets of the “Democracy Dome”, including clips, materials, hinges, weatherproofing joints, etc. Comments welcome, good or bad.
MicroFab TED 2013: 4D printed objects 'make themselves' 28 February 2013Last updated at 05:39 ET By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter Video of cube self-folding strand courtesy Self-Assembly Lab, MIT/Stratasys Many are only just getting their heads around the idea of 3D printing but scientists at MIT are already working on an upgrade: 4D printing. At the TED conference in Los Angeles, architect and computer scientist Skylar Tibbits showed how the process allows objects to self-assemble. It could be used to install objects in hard-to-reach places such as underground water pipes, he suggested. It might also herald an age of self-assembling furniture, said experts. Smart materials TED fellow Mr Tibbits, from the MIT's (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) self-assembly lab, explained what the extra dimension involved. "We're proposing that the fourth dimension is time and that over time static objects will transform and adapt," he told the BBC. The process uses a specialised 3D printer made by Stratasys that can create multi-layered materials.
Canon EOS 60Da: the DSLR for that astrophotographer in your life LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 3, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the EOS 60Da Digital SLR Camera, a long-awaited successor to the EOS 20Da that is optimized for astrophotography. This DSLR caters to astronomers and hobbyists who enjoy capturing the beauty of the night sky by offering a modified infrared filter and a low-noise sensor with heightened hydrogen-alpha sensitivity. These modifications allow the camera to capture magnificent photographs of "red hydrogen emission" nebulae and other cosmic phenomena. "The EOS 60Da is a testament to the constant desire to meet the needs of every customer, including those in specialized fields," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., "This new camera enables an accurate depiction of a part of our solar system which is hard to achieve with conventional cameras but should be enjoyed and celebrated." Enhanced Features
What is 3D printing? 3D printing is a method of manufacturing everything from shoes to jewelery, to guns and aerospace parts, using a computer-controlled printer. The fundamental rule of 3D printing is that it’s an additive manufacturing technique, unlike machining, turning, milling, and sawing which are subtractive. While there are different kinds of 3D printing, all 3D objects are generally built out of layers. A 3D printer starts with the bottom layer, waits for it to dry or solidify, and then works its way up. Industrial vs. commercial While consumer- and small business-oriented 3D printing is only just taking off, mostly thanks to the MakerBot and RepRaps, 3D printing has been used in an industrial setting for 30 years. Consumer-oriented 3D printers are cheaper, smaller, slower, and are usually lower resolution than their industrial counterparts. Different printing techniques Fused deposition modeling – The most common 3D printing method is fused deposition modeling (FDM). The future of 3D printing
3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, consultants, advice | Econolyst UK Yachting enters the space-age: $15m superyacht five years in the making launches in china signalling ¿a new dawn for long-range cruising¿ The Adastra is so hi-tech that you can even control it with your iPadIts range is 4,000 miles, enough to go from the UK to New York in a single trip without refuelingThe 42m yacht has a maximum speed of 22.5 knots By Matt Blake Published: 18:21 GMT, 11 April 2012 | Updated: 15:56 GMT, 12 April 2012 With her shiny body and smooth curves, this £15-million superyacht is a real wealth symbol. The Adastra, unveiled today in China, is the new floating pleasure palace of billionaire businessman Anto Marden who commissioned its construction five years ago. Designed by Sussex-based yacht designer John Shuttleworth, the Adastra is so high-tech, it can even be cotrolled remotely at the touch of an iPad... as long as you don't get any further away than 50 metres. Space age: The trimaran yacht Adastra certainly made an impact during its launching ceremony yesterday in China Described as ‘one of the world's most amazing super yachts’, Adastra is 42.5 metres long, 16 metres wide and weighs 52 tons.
Premier vol d’un avion de chasse imprimé en 3D 01net. le 06/01/14 à 15h13 © BAE Systems Le modèle d'avion de chasse Tornado de BAE Systems. Un vol d’essai un peu particulier a eu lieu au mois de décembre dernier à Warton, au nord de Liverpool. « Vous pouvez désormais fabriquer des pièces où vous le voulez », a déclaré le responsable Airframe Integration Mike Murray à la Press Association. « Et il est envisageable de transporter des machines [d’impression 3D] sur les lignes de front. » L'impression 3D déjà sur le terrain en Afghanistan. En France aussi on y réfléchit. L’US army explore cette piste depuis le mois de juillet en Afghanistan avec l’installation de labs mobiles destinés à imprimer armes et robots en 3D.