Interactive Fabrication » Fabricate Yourself Fabricate Yourself is a project that documented the Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction Conference. Usually we think of documentation in terms of text, photography and video, but given the tangible theme of the conference we decided to engage the community by capturing and fabricating small 3D models of attendees. This enabled us to build a tangible model of the event and fabricate it piece by piece during the conference. Attendees firstly capture their favorite pose using a Microsoft Kinect. The depth image from the Kinect is processed into a mesh and displayed onscreen in real-time. At any time they can capture the mesh and save it as an STL file.
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.
DIY CO2 Laser Cutter For Sheet Metal Would you like to build a CO2 laser cutter similar to this? That can cut things like this: Instructables has an exceptional step-by-step guide as to how to go about it. 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.
Pocket Factory - About In the last several years, 3D printers have become exponentially cheaper and more capable. As these printers become more accessible and ubiquitous, they increasingly answer the question, “How will you make it?” We know how we’ll make things in the future: we’ll press ‘print’. Sneak preview: The Evil Mad Scientist 3D Printer Project Did you enjoy making sugar cube sculptures as a kid? Boy have we got a project for you. Besides the projects that we post here each week, we’ve been working on some larger scale projects in the past year. 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.
3D Printing Basics Table of contents: 1. What is 3D printing? 3D printing is also known as desktop fabrication or additive manufacturing. Lego 3D printer itching to make Lego robots We've seen Lego robots that do Sudoku puzzles , solve Rubik's Cube , and mimic the human hand . Well, this Lego robot builds Lego models--so far. How long until it starts building other robots out of Lego? 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."
Advances in 3D Printing We've chosen a selection of articles and videos that showcase advances in 3D Printing technology. Wearable Technology - 3D Printed fabrics - Great video - Courtesy of EcouterreFood Technology - MIT's 3D Food Printer - Cornucopia - Courtesy of Marcelo Coelho MIT3D Printing in Animation - Shows a 3D Printed object used in a Dutch advertising campaign - Courtesy of Creative ReviewPrinting with Silver Ink - Potential for printing integrated Circuits - Courtesy of Singularity HubPrinting with Stainless Steel - A Steel powder is used for 3D Printing - Courtesy of Shapeways and Singularity HubFancy printing a vase? - Well, not quite but its a great start! - Courtesy of Shapeways3D Printed Cells - Scientists use a 3D Printer to create the first “printed” human vein - Courtesy of InhabitatBuilding Technology - Make this 3D Printer mobile and it could turn up and print your house!