As part of a series of projects for Pork Pie Hatters, I’ve been reviving some old hat making equipment through a combination of laser cutting, CNC milling, and some older tried and true fabrication techniques. My favorite of these projects has been a series of hat blocks designed in SolidWorks and milled in ash.Continue reading
Here’s a vase I printed out using my Parametric Vase Suite. Bre Pettis was instrumental in getting this one to print. He fooled around a bit with Skeinforge and found that the intersecting shapes generated by the Suite could be printed using a single strand wall thickness. I’m mightily impressed with the results.Continue reading
Today has been a busy, busy day. It will probably be the baseline for what’s shaping up to be an incredibly busy week.
I’ve spent the day Makerbotting, programming, and enjoying the company of some truly brilliant people at the Interactive Parametrics workshop. Once things are settled and the dust has cleared I’ll be documenting some of the fruits of my labor. I’ve even gotten to document the MakerBots Bre was kind enough to bring along to modeLab in time lapse.
I’ve learned a few important things. Firstly, Processing has a lot more functionality for 3d modeling and array based modeling that I’d figured. Second, Marius Watz is an excellent teacher and has built some beautiful libraries for 3d modeling in processing. And thirdly, the Thing-O-Matic is a damn impressive piece of hardware.Continue reading