Spoke and LivePrinter at the V&A
We’ll be at the V&A for the Digital Weekend next weekend, both days. I’ve got 2 projects – a board game for storytelling about AI, machine learning, automation, etc. and my live 3D printer project. Make sure to sign up here!
writers and travellers and disorientation
“Writers and travellers alike do their best work when they don’t know what they’re looking for; disorientation requires problem-solving.” Nathan Heller in the New Yorker Feb 1 2016
On Makers and Making
Recently, on an email list I’m subscribed to, this article on Salon by Debbie Chachra came up for discussion. There are 3 points I took away from this article that are not firmly related but somehow became mixed up in this not-very-coherent rant against “Makers” and “Making.” Firstly, as some people pointed out, there is […]
Speaking at Dorkbot London Feb. 15 2016
I’m speaking about my trials and tribulations with 3D printing and spirals at Dorkbot London on February 15 along with some excellent other speakers. If you’re in the area, come by and say hello!
3D printing fail number 10
Oops. Too skinny – about 30mm wide in the base, 65mm tall. shakes too much during the build. It could also be that it’s not sticking to the base plate properly – this happened with the next print: I found that you can change the generated gcode to turn the base temperature down. […]
Spirals just got real
We’re received a new shipment of Flashforge Creator Pro 3D printers at Ravensbourne and I got first crack at them to do some test printing. It took a few attempts to get the settings right in the ReplicatorG software that they recommend for generating the printer files (hint – make sure to save models before generating […]
Many PhD experiments accomplished this winter break… Processing -> Autodesk Meshmixer -> repair (mesh spiral to base) -> Maya for virtual exhibition Then, soon, 3D printing in conductive material and testing resistance – can I can use these potentiometers to control granular synthesis of the sounds they represent?
Sound Spirals, Provocative Plastics, Oscilloscopes, Hands
I recently gave a talk at the Provocative Plastics conference at the Museum of Design in Plastics at the Arts University Bournemouth. My presentation slides are online, and hopefully the video of the talk will be uploaded soon (as promised). Currently, The Sound Spirals are made with some custom software fast-prototyped in Processing (yes I […]
Spiral tests in 3D
This weekend I’m using toxiclibs to create better 3D geometry for my 3D printable spirals, so I won’t have to use any support material and the end result will be a smoother shape that is much faster to print. I’m using splines (smooth curves) to create geometry and smooth over my blockier, hand-crafted, simply down-sampled […]