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Les Fab labs en bibliothèque : nouveaux tiers lieux de création | Bibliomancienne Depuis leur origine, les bibliothèques se sont assez patiemment adaptées aux vagues des nouveaux médias se succédant afin de partager l’information dont les usagers avaient besoin. Notamment pour cette raison : des citoyens informés sont les piliers de la démocratie. Les bibliothèques ont évolué à travers l’âge de l’accès (et ce n’est pas terminé), l’âge de la formation et, maintenant, voici que survient l’âge de la participation. Dans ce contexte, les bibliothèques se redéfinissent en tant que projet de curation et de création. L’âge de la participation correspond aussi au moment où l’accès aux ressources numériques tend à faire décroître les superficies nécessaires pour le stockage des collections. À ce rythme, aura-t-on encore longtemps l’opportunité d’être un vecteur de participation si les environnements physiques disparaissent ? Petit rappel d’un longue histoire : L’âge de l’accès et de la formation Internet n’est qu’un des derniers nés de la sélection culturelle des médias.

OpenVSP ‘The Liberator’, la primera arma impresa 100% en 3D Cody Wilson, el abogado que imprimió ‘The liberator’. Foto: Lance Rosenfield El bagaje creativo del ser humano es infinito, y hay dispositivos que permiten llevar las ideas de la mente a la realidad, como la impresora 3D. ‘The Liberator’ como fue bautizado el artefacto bélico, cuenta 16 piezas que fueron impresas en plástico ABS con una impresora 3D Stratasys , con la excepción de un solo clavo que se utiliza como percutor del proyectil. CNET reporta que el arma está diseñada para disparar munición de pistolas estándar, y cuenta con cañones intercambiables para diferentes calibres de munición. Hay otro punto clave en la fabricación de armas, y es que según explica Forbes, las leyes norteamericanas exigen que cualquier instrumento bélico sea descubierto por un detector de metales.

Editor Description Acrylic glass GS sheets are produced by means of liquid PMMA polymerizing between two sheets of glass. This process produces a material with outstanding characteristics: it is fracture resistant (compared to glass), weather resistant, highly transparent and lends itself to being shaped and processed. Please note Please take into account the thickness tolerances of acrylic glass. 1 mm Acrylic: This Precision Acrylic Glass is an ultra high quality cast acrylic plate that primarily distinguish themselves from other customary acrylic glass in the trade through their extremely small thickness tolerances (± 0.1 mm). Design notes Acrylic semifinished products do not turn yellow in the sunshine. 1 mm Acrylic: Engraving is not recommended for this Precision Acrylic Glass. Typical uses Acrylic sheets have universal applications: for lightweight constructions in model making or visual displays, in picture frames or glazing as well as for making signs and light boxes. Joining info

How long before we're eating 3D-printed food? In this article from Print Shift, our one-off magazine about additive manufacturing, Dezeen's Ben Hobson asks how soon we could be tucking into 3D-printed steaks. The concept of 3D-printed food is hard to swallow, but technology that could revolutionise the way we cook is hotting up. In 2009, Philips Design presented a sci-fi vision of the future with a conceptual food printer that could produce a perfectly balanced meal at the touch of a few buttons. It sounded too Star Trek to be true (as Dezeen readers were quick to point out when we originally ran the story). Philips itself is not developing a 3D food printer, but companies around the world are starting to take the concept seriously. Kyttanen has already 3D-printed an experimental hamburger and a breakfast cereal in novelty shapes, including his own head, but these are merely conceptual models of plastic and plaster. It’s not just designers who are exploring the possibilities of 3D-printed food.

Fabripod This is a mockup of the lamp configurator I’m putting together for my line of “Urchin” lamps. When its finished, people will be able to set up their own lamp the way they want it, see how much it will cost, and buy it using paypal – all through the same online tool. The mockup opens in a new window since I haven’t figured out how to embed processing into wordpress yet. Use the sliders on the left to control options like scale and materials. I’m still working out the kinks in the back end, so the pricing is not accurate yet. Urchin Lamps are now available in Wood Veneer! Finally, this one is available for purchase in the ponoko store! Look for more models coming to the ponoko store soon! What would you use Chrysalis for? That’s the question I have been asking each person who has backed my project on kickstarter . Quoted directly from kickstarter backers’ comments: “My partner and I have designed a series of customizable furniture objects (

Mataerial 3D printer by Petr Novikov, Saša Jokić, Joris Laarman Lab and IAAC Plastic extruded from this robotic 3D printer solidifies instantly, allowing it to draw freeform shapes in the air extending from any surface (+ movie). Unlike normal 3D printers that require a flat and horizontal base, Mataerial prints with plastic that sticks to horizontal, vertical, smooth or irregular surfaces, without the need for additional support structures. Petr Novikov and Saša Jokić from Barcelona's Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia created the machine during their internship at Joris Laarman Lab, where students are given a platform to experiment with new digital fabrication methods. The process, which the designers call "anti-gravity object modelling", is a form of extrusion that instantly creates chunky three-dimensional rods, rather than slowly building up two-dimensional layers like a standard 3D printer. We recently featured a similar idea on a much smaller scale – a pen that can "print" 3D doodles in mid-air.

Voronoi Bookshelf Prototype, an experiment in interactive, generative design | Hero Design Posted by Hero on Mar 22, 2012 in Configurable Design, Creative Code, Custom Design, Generative Design, Mass Customization What is this? This is a prototype. An experiment in generative, collaborative design. The prototype consists of two parts: a generator and an object. So what is generative, collaborative design? When think of a design, we typically imagine marks on paper (or a screen) specifying what the object is. The natural next step is to put the software managing the generation and interaction on the Internet. What were your intention/goals for this project? My primary goals in this project were more technical than creative. My goal was to write a program with the following features: My secondary goal was to create a Voronoi bookshelf for my own home. My secret hope was that in this first round, I’d be able to develop a program/experience that anyone could use easily and purchase online. If you’d like to build your own, keep reading, and I’ll tell you how. It’s likely. What worked?

The Most Incredible 3-D Printed Things We’ve Ever Seen ⚙ Co The levees have broken for 3-D printing, and the resulting deluge of printing-concepts-on-the-cheap is flowing faster than we can gather. The best of these rise to the surface for their innovating predictions of a faster/safer/healthier future. A Robotic Hand That Doesn’t Cost An Arm And A Leg Teen engineer Easton LaChappelle created his first robotic hand out of Legos, fishing wire, and surgical tubing--a feat that earned him 3rd place at the Colorado Science Fair. More importantly, it introduced him to a young girl who was born without an arm and needs new prostheses as she grows, which cost a hefty $80,000 per arm. Sensing an opportunity, LaChappelle taught himself 3-D printing and created a dextrous arm controlled by an Arduino chip. Speaking at TEDxMileHigh last month, LaChappelle presented the arm, which features as much motion and almost as much strength as a human arm and costs just $400. [Image credit: TEDxMileHigh] Kowabunga, Customized [Image credit: MADE, LLC] Drone Everything