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4D печать - “умные” материалы, способные менять форму | Украинский телекоммуникационный портал Мы еще не перестали удивляться поразительным вещам, которые теперь можно изготавливать с помощью 3D-принтеров. Так что простите, что мы не совсем понимаем новую идею инженеров из Массачусетского технологического института – четырехмерную (4D) печать. Вот что говорят разработчики: 4D принтер печатает не определенный четкий образ, а «прядь» из множества материалов, которая меняет форму по вашей воле. Технологически процесс немного напоминает разбухание игрушек в воде (яйца с динозаврами, птицами и т.п.). Пока ученые представили самые примитивные образцы – кубик, или буквы «MIT». Идея появилась не сегодня, и даже опытные модели уже выходили, но только сейчас технология была доведена до приемлемого уровня доступности и потребительской пользы – более простые в изготовлении, небольшие по масштабу и недорогие «умные» материалы. «Представьте себе водопроводные трубы, способные расти и подсоединяться друг к другу… или даже колебаться, чтобы самостоятельно перегонять воду», - говорит Тиббитс.

Maker SHED - Bay Area Maker Faire 2011 Who better to patrol the grounds of Maker Faire than R2-D2? The R2 Builders Club is a national organization dedicated to creating and distributing plans for replicas of the robots of the Star Wars universe. The club claims that sci-fi DIYers around the country have built hundreds of these bots, and not just R2s; I spotted plans for the R3-A2 and the R6-D7, among others. The plans, now free to anyone, were compiled with meticulous research and a little help from the George Lucas empire, which provided some official robot sounds and let members photograph original props.

Print Shift by Dezeen Print Shift is a magazine that explores the fast-changing world of 3D printing and analyses the way it is changing the worlds of architecture and design. The 60-page, advert-free publication explores advances in 3D printing across a range of topics including fashion, food, design, architecture and even weaponry and archaeology. Written by the Dezeen editorial team, Print Shift is the result of extensive research into a field of technology that is developing at exhilarating speed. We have spoken to architects, designers, scientists and researchers around the world, travelled across Europe and visited some of the leading studios and factories at the cutting edge of a technological revolution. About the Author Dezeen Dezeen Dezeen is the world's most influential online architecture and design magazine. Our mission is simple: to bring you a carefully edited selection of the best architecture, design and interiors projects from around the world.

The maker movement isn’t just for hackers anymore “I’ve always done a certain amount of work with my hands, but my whole career was in software.” Rich Pekelney (pictured above) is standing in front of one of many mammoth machines in San Francisco’s TechShop, a DIY paradise full of industrial equipment for makers of all kinds. The space is intimidating at first glance. Loud mechanisms tower and sprawl around the workshop’s several stories; people in welding masks and heavy protective gloves quietly bustle from one corner to another. But after a few minutes in the shop, its aura of mystery quickly disappears. At TechShop’s San Francisco location, a $125 monthly membership fee gets you access to more than $1 million dollars of industrial-grade machinery, industry-standard design software for 2D and 3D projects, unlimited workshop hours, and coaching from experts in given techniques and materials. Pekelney came here at first because, like so many other TechShop members, he needed to make something that couldn’t be bought. Making’s roots

Home - RepRapPro Reprap development and further adventures in DIY 3D printing Fabbaloo Blog - Fabbaloo 450 Fab Labs in US and 100 innovation houses in Shanghai Mar.23, 2013 Last week US Congressman Bill Foster introduced the National Fab Lab Network Act of 2013 to promote advanced manufacturing in the U.S. and invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators. According to its press release, "the goal of the network will be to establish at least one Fab Lab for every 700,000 people, giving students throughout the country access to the tools and skills needed to bring their ideas to life. The legislation does not provide funding to the network, but seeks to provide the project with the recognition needed to grow and establish new centers throughout the country." Surprisingly the number is just "one Fab Lab for every 700,000 people". End of 2011 Shanghai Government Technology committee issued a call for a proposal to build 100 community hackerspaces ("Innovation House") with government funding for equipment. How are these innovation houses now? The photos below show the innovative house in Putuo district.

Que ReFaire ? Le “manifeste” des manifestes Dans leurs ateliers, Fab Labs, Techshops et autres Hackerspaces, les « nouveaux artisans », makers, DIYers, bricoleurs du XXIe siècle inventent, transforment, personnalisent, réparent, produisent et reproduisent. Le mouvement semble puissant. Il se répand partout dans le monde, il fonctionne en réseau, il suscite ses plates-formes et ses espaces d’échange, il dispose de médias (Make Magazine au premier rang) et d’événements (Maker Faire).Mais quelles sont leurs intentions ? Pour quoi, contre quoi les makers se battent-ils ? Qu’espèrent-ils accomplir au-delà du fait de vivre une expérience enrichissante ? Une histoire des manifestes En 1986, peu après avoir été arrêté (apparemment pour avoir pris le contrôle d’une partie du réseau téléphonique américain), le « hacker » américain Loyd Blankenship publie le « Manifeste du Hacker« . Beaucoup d’autres textes ont depuis exprimé la vision et l’éthique des hackers. Image : la ligne de temps des manifestes. L’émancipation par les objets Ouverts

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