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Watch how 3D printers 3D print 3D printer parts to make more 3D printers

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Yes, the robots will be taking over soon. No you can't do anything about it.

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"A Coordinator's Story"

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Aaron Willette, an SC Curator and the FabLab Coordinator at Taubman College, was recently interviewed for Archinect by Tafhim Rahman, a 1st year M.Arch student. Read here about his path into digital fabrication and its imp... Read more →

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Architecturally Alive: 16 Transforming & Kinetic Buildings

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Great examples of moving things in buildings.

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Jürg Lehni - Hektor

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

This is beautiful work. (Found via Jason Young) "Hektor is a portable spray paint output device for computers. It was created in collaboration with engineer Uli Franke for Jürg Lehniʼs diploma project at ECAL (École can... Read more →

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ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2014 - 2015

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

A demonstrates the architectural potential through a novel building method inspired by the underwater nest construction of the water spider. Robotic fabrication process an initially flexible pneumatic formwork is gradually... Read more →

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The World's Biggest Free Form 3D Printer Is Being Used to Build Houses

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

..." Building houses like this would give architects more freedom to integrate new geometries into their designs, namely shapes inspired by nature. The way that Branch prints walls is not unlike the way that the bones in o... Read more →

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How to Use Cardboard to Prototype Your Projects

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

For all those industrial designers out their hot to make 3d printed items, this HOW TO on Make.com shares this 'no shit Sherlock' workflow for prototyping before printing. Read more →

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Carbon3D | CLIP Technology tunable photochemical process for layerless 3D pri...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

For all you 3d printing nuts out there, this tech looks like a game changer. Using light & a photopolymerization process, "CLIP continuously grows objects from a pool of resin" printing objects 25-100 times faster than co... Read more →

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Design Manifestos: Brandon Clifford of Matter Design

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" ...When we began as a firm we said, “Let’s stop working with sheet materials and start getting into volume.” The majority of architecture throughout history has been carved in stone — a volumetric material. So let’s get ... Read more →

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researchers explore potential of origami for large foldable structures

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Wicked cool. "the configuration works even with tubes that have different angles of folding. by combining different geometries they can make many different 3D structures, such as a bridge, a canopy or a tower. the team of ... Read more →

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How Architecture Is Born: 6 Meticulous Models by Safdie Architects

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Architectural model making at it's finest - still a critical part of the design process!

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I know a lot of you craft, I made something to help.

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Friend of Section Cut, and SC LIVE presenter Sean Riley documents his process of inventing the Kiwi - an ergonomic blade holder.

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Lexus made a working electric car out of cardboard

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The designers laser-cut 1,700 based pieces based on the digital model of the regular car, and stuck them all together using wood glue."

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Drone Video: The Gigantic New Telescope China's Building To Hunt Aliens

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

If you've seen the Arecibo Observatory, which is 200m across, this one is 500m (1/3 mile!). Basically, a frickn huge disk pointed to the sky. Take that Superstudio. Read more →

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Hacking a Robot to make Louvered Facades

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Does this look familiar @ksturge? "To create the new system, the team retrofitted a custom 3D-printed “head” onto to the robot arm. The arm was then reprogrammed to apply pressure to the precut tabs, pushing each of the ... Read more →

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Hurricane-resistant SURE HOUSE wins the 2015 Solar Decathlon

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Congrats Stevens Institute of Technology! "The SURE HOUSE is a solar-powered home with an open, flowing floor plan that lets air and sunlight in, but don't let that openness fool you. This house is tough enough to act as a... Read more →

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3D Printing a Steel Bridge.

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The Dutch company MX3D... has invented a 3D printing tool in the form of a six-axis industrial robot with an advanced welding machine that can 3D print metals and resin in mid-air, without the need for support structures.... Read more →

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Why Martian Concrete Might Be The Best Building Material In The Solar System

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"When we finally start colonizing other planets like Mars, we're going to need concrete to make buildings and infrastructure. But concrete needs water, and Mars doesn't have any. How do we make it, then? A team of research... Read more →

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Ergo Kiwi: Your Fingers Will Thank You!

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Our boy, Sean Riley has created an excellent new tool. GRAB ONE!

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Rob|Arch 2016 Call for Videos

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" Every two years, as part of the Rob|Arch conference on robotic fabrication in architecture, art, and design, we send out a Call for Videos and publish the best submissions on the Robots in Architecture Vimeo channel. The... Read more →

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Fine print: Kwambio is an online retailer creating 3D-printed goods

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Kwambio's overarching idea is that designers and clients can forge a new relationship by allowing customers to customise the final design, printing only the items ordered rather than keeping a set inventory. This alleviat... Read more →

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Use A 3-D Printer? You Should Read This Study

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"First, make sure your fab lab is well-ventilated. Second, try to limit your exposure when you're using ABS and nylon-based materials. But the authors end by pointing out that the onus is on the industry to develop new, no... Read more →

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How Minecraft is Inspiring the Next Generation of Young Architects

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"In essence, Minecraft can encourage a more democratic, populist approach to making architecture. This is a concept that Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, founding principal of the firm BIG, asserted in his film Worldcraft, ... Read more →

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BAC Student Life Blog: 'Let's Spoon!'

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

The process of making is a unique and therapeutic component in the discovery of design. The conversation from mind to hand gives a distinctive style in which we sculpt our ideas into a built form. With dusty hands moving a... Read more →

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Moss Voltaics is a clean, green, energy-producing machine that mounts to the ...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"For Mitrofanova, this project is not just about having an attractive source of renewable energy in one’s home, although that is certainly a possible application. She has bigger ideas about how such a system could be used,... Read more →

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A Robotic Ceiling Sets the Precedent for AI Architecture | The Creators Project

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"A research collaboration between MEML lab, USC, and SteelCase Inc., Aurora sees Farahi dreaming of how a building, especially an interior, could be dynamic, understand users through their movements, and respond accordingl... Read more →

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4 Ways Virtual and Augmented Reality Will Revolutionize the Way We Practice A...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

" it means we need to create new interfaces and custom workflows. The keyboard and mouse take a backseat in the design process. Second—and best of all, in my opinion—these platforms for augmented reality (AR) or VR stand t... Read more →

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Martin Molin has designed and assembled a new musical instrument that he titl...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

The Swedish band Wintergatan musician has made a miraculous marble instrument out of birch ply and parts. Beauty eh.

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Mojoptix 3D Printed Digital Sundial

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Weird/Fun video, and...it’s all open source! script and the STL files on thingiverse.