Oh, how I missed the fun and games of Windows. Wondering if the ‘improper argument’ took place between the developer and the QA tester, perhaps?
When people designed the first GUIs, many of them were just terminal interfaces with a mouse - some even had neat rows of buttons across the bottom of the screen labeled [F1], [F2], [F3]. When the internet first made its appearance, much of what we saw looked like old dial-up BBSes, rehashed into the new platform. I get the feeling that 3D printing is in that same space right now, and we’re still thinking of it from a backwards-facing mindset: “What of the existing objects around us can we create using this new printer technology?” But there’s an entirely new frontier of things that we have never seen, never imagined, and could never previously build. I can’t wait for the next 15 years of printing. This in-utero example is just the beginning.
Radiohead on a WOOD Record by amandaghassaeiHave you ever wanted to hear Radiohead on a $3.99 AM only clock radio speaker? well maybe wait around and just buy the wood cut version or just download the vector of it for your 3D printer.In order to explore the current limits of 3D printing technology, I’ve created a technique for converting digital audio files into 3D-printable, 33rpm records and printed a few prototypes that play on ordinary turntables. Though the audio quality is low -the records have a sampling rate of 11kHz (a quarter of typical mp3 audio) and 5-6 bit resolution (less than one thousandth of typical 16 bit resolution)- the audio output is still easily recognizable. These records were printed on an Objet Connex500 resin printer to a precision of 600dpi with 16 micron z axis resolution. The 3D modeling in this project was far too complex for traditional drafting-style CAD techniques, so I wrote an program to do this conversion automatically. It works by importing raw audio data, performing some calculations to generate the geometry of a 12” record, and eventually exporting this geometry straight to a 3D printable file format. Most of the heavy lifting is done by Processing
Flowers / Flores
Some drawings using Microsoft OneNote
Ah, ha ha, this is awesome!