Book chair. Wow.
“In Pisa, Italy, mad genius Enrico Dini is building sandcastles on the moon. His giant 3-D printer is the first of its kind with the potential to print whole buildings, and it makes them out of solid rock, cutting down a thousand-year-long process into a few minutes. It uses sand, but someday it’ll use moon dust.”
Worth checking out the whole article, if 3D printing is your bag, on “http://www.fastcompany.com/1579263/3-d-printing-whole-buildings-in-stonein-space-this-printer-rocks”.
“Steamunk is a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used. This post showcases creative gadgets and designs styled in a steampunk fashion.”
If I can find a way of getting this into my next project, I WILL. Love it!
Just, wow. I found this guy, Radu Muntean, listed under the “genuis” section of Coroflot. I think I agree.
“Massachusetts-based ‘maker of anything’ Brian Chan is typically known for his complex origami work. Now he has taken his fascination with the traditional japanese art of paper folding, drawing on it’s technical characteristics, to create the laser-cut folding ukelele. The 3D object consists of multiple flat pieces that need to fit together precisely to create the functional musical instrument.”
Pretty impressive. What is most interesting, for me, is the decisions and sacrifices he has made to the product in order to make it actually work. It is intended for travel, to faciliate “emergency music-making” on road trips etc, and as a result its compact size (just 13 inches) and lightweight material (bamboo) makes for a quieter instrument - about half as loud as a similar soprano ukelele. Chan says “I also feel that a newfangled folding instrument will be less likely to invoke the disapproval of strict traditionalists, which is always just plain silly.”
Intended to be made into a product item, its uses a polygonal design with 90 and 120 degrees only - even for the frets. The top version is based on a hexagonal design which is apparently “one the most beautiful of the polygons”.
Perhaps so, Brian, but I personally prefer the box version (the lower 3 images).
I’ve watched this video so many times, and I still want one. Perhaps the best part, though, is the image of a very excited user at the bottom?
This may not be design, but it’s damn good. This is a girl called Kate Tempest, and has a wonderfully different view on life. If you’re into spoken word, check out another one of her songs called “Icarus”.
Although this is just a concept at the moment, the potential for a non-intrusive glucose monitor would have many desirable applications. It will be interesting to see how this develops. I’d recommend checking some of the other projects the Renfrew Group are involved in too, whether medical is your thing or not.