1. Be Your Own Souvenir!


    from blablabLAB Added 397K 1,762 49

    _This proposal aims to connect street users, arts and science, linking them to under-laying spaces and their own realities. The installation was enjoyed during two weekends in January 2011 by the tourists, neighbours of La Rambla and citizens of Barcelona, a city that faces a trade-off between identity and gentrification, economic sustainability and economic growth. _This shapes through a technological ritual where the audience is released from established roles in a perspective exchange: spectator-performer, artist-tourist, observer-object. _The user becomes the producer as well as the consumer through a system that invites him/her to perform as a human statue, with a free personal souvenir as a reward: a small figure of him/herself printed three-dimensionally from a volumetric reconstruction of the person generated by the use of three structured light scanners (kinect). _The project mimics the informal artistic context of this popular street, ​​human sculptures and craftsmen, bringing diverse realities and enabling greater empathy between the agents that cohabit in the public space. _Dataflow All the software used in this project is free and open. Custom software has been developed using openFrameworks and openKinect in order to produce a tunable full 360 degree point cloud. Using a midi controller, the three differents input pointclouds (3 Kinects) can be adjusted in space and resolution. The resulting combined point cloud is processed by Meshlab to produce a mesh reconstruction. Skeinforge takes the mesh, previously cleaned up through Blender, and outputs a gcode file, which can feed a cnc machine (Rapman 3.1). _Special thanks to Ramon Parramon for mentoring the project with wise ideas Dolors Juarez and Antònia del Río, for all their tough paper work and support Dago for his help and kindness Marta Vilardell for being patient Carles F. Julià for his knowledge and help with oF Yang02 for his help and interest Yeasayer _ Ambling Alp http://www.facebook.com/pages/blablabLAB/204092786276896?sk=wall http://twitter.com/_blablabLAB Honory Mention in the category of Hybrid Art in Ars Electronica 2011.

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    • RepRap


      from Adrian Bowyer Added 1.4M 815 26

      This video introduces the RepRap self-replicating 3D printer.

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      • Betaworks builds a MakerBot


        from hudson lines Added 7,255 28 13

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        • Made In the Neighbourhood (ft. a clothing printer, OpenKnit)


          from Gerard Rubio Added 166K 393 12

          Presently, production outsourcing has become the norm: mass fabrication of goods at low costs improves corporate profit margins but pushes precarious labour conditions due to a race to the bottom in competing developing markets. Production entails long and precise processes before those goods reach our hands, many of which are pervasive in our daily life, and frequently in intimate contact with us, such as textiles. In such a context the market price we pay for goods has not absorbed the externalities created, thus we end up paying far less for them than the real impact they have in society and the environment. OpenKnit offers an alternative landscape to this production model. It’s an open-source, low cost (under 550€), digital fabrication tool that affords the user the opportunity to create his own bespoke clothing from digital files. Starting from the raw material, the yarn, and straight to its end use, a sweater for example, in about an hour. Designing and producing clothes digitally and wearing them can now happen in the very same place, rewarding the user with the ability to make decisions regarding creativity and responsibility. In order to increase accessibility to this new tool, a step by step assembly manual is published while the software Knitic allows you to design your customized clothes easily and feed them into the printer, just a few clicks away. Do KnIt Yourself, acts as an open-source clothing platform, a virtual wardrobe that allows users to share clothes, not only with those near you. Deeply inspired by the RepRap project, OpenKnit is an ongoing project that waits to evolve organically with/for the community. There’s a long and exciting way full of possibilities to be developed, I can think about many of them, but happily some are still unknown. Join the project http://openknit.org/ Animation that shows how an OpenKnit machine works, by Sergi Rubio & Estel Roman https://vimeo.com/86889648 Knitic by Mar Canet and Varvara Guljajeva. http://www.knitic.com/ Do KnIt Yourself by Takahiro Yamaguchi. http://doknityourself.com/ Music by Cayucas, Cayuco from their album Bigfoot. https://cayucas.com

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          • RepRap metal deposition head


            from Adrian Bowyer Added 32.4K 8 9

            This shows a prototype of the metal deposition head for RepRap working. If we can lay down metal embedded in plastic using the machine we can build electric circuits automatically. And we can build them in 3D...

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            • NYC Resistor Timelapse


              from Zach 'Iowa' Hoeken Added 1,662 5 7

              My first 'real' weekend at the NYC Resistor space. I spent it building a new robot for a friend while the other peeps started work on the loft in the background. ps. sorry about the nickelback... its all i had ;)

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              • Crazy Stepper on Stepper Action


                from Zach 'Iowa' Hoeken Added 1,653 6 7

                My stepper motors have 200 steps in one revolution, that is: You need to send them 200 'pulses' at a regular interval for them to rotate smoothly. There are two ways to do this in software: 1. send a pulse, wait X microseconds, send next pulse. this is blocking, meaning you cant do anything else because all your time is spent waiting. 2. check to see if its time to send a pulse, and send it if you can. if you can, then step, note the time, and continue. this is non blocking, because you aren't waiting... you're just regularly checking. this means you can do things in the background, or control multiple motors. its also sort of tricky. in this video, i finally got my non-blocking stepper code working!!! more here: http://make.rrrf.org/smd-1.0

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                • RepRapPro Mendel printing another RepRap


                  from Adrian Bowyer Added 38.6K 13 7

                  Just a short video of the Mendel we have in development. Sorry for the portentous soundtrack: I forgot that I had the music playing when I shot the video. Though how one can FORGET that one is listening to Bach's St Matthew Passion, I'm not sure. But there you go...

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                  • RepRap Ormerod


                    from Adrian Bowyer Added 40.6K 15 7

                    This is a video showing the new RepRap Ormerod printing the traditional RepRap coathook...

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                    • Its Alive!!!


                      from Zach 'Iowa' Hoeken Added 1,335 9 6

                      Here is my robot up and running... on all 3 axes!!! Now I just have to write the code to let it talk to the RepRap host software and I'll be able to start doing test prints. Woooo hoooo!!!

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