Sunday, August 26, 2012

This is the look of the future

There is this article about Awesome Multicolor Reprap printing. But what I mean by 'the look of the future' is these gears:
They look almost steampunk. Those decorative details are a feature you don't see in modern gears very often. I suspect they would complicate standard manufacturing. Even if not, the realities of mass production makes it difficult to get something that is not a standard style.
The look of the future is decorative detail added to almost any part of any device.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

3-D Printing's Legal Morass

Clive Thompson on 3-D Printing's Legal Morass

I think this will be even harder to stop than media filesharing. (and that's a good thing)

Monday, May 7, 2012


"NanoEngineer-1™ is an open-source (GPL) 3D multi-scale modeling and simulation program for nano-composites with special support for structural DNA nanotechnology. It features an easy-to-use interactive 3D graphical user interface for designing and modeling large, atomically precise composite systems.
For simulation and analysis, NanoEngineer-1 supports multiple molecular dynamics and quantum mechanics systems in a single environment, providing a wide range of nano-scale simulation capabilities."
This software is abundantly Awesome:
  • Surprisingly easy to use
  • Open Source
  • Simulates individual Atoms

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dig up a plastic fork

More on the intersection of Minecraft and 3D printers.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Printing a [Model] Building

Metalab - Architecture Modeling with the RepRap from Christian Benke

This doesn't look like it's a reprap to me, or at least not a standard one. Am I wrong?