Open, hackable personal 3D printing lets you embrace and extend the technology in new and unexpected ways. Fuse plastic on paper to make lamp shades and glider wings, or print finger bones into fabric to make robot hands.rn
Product designers increasingly contribute their work to remix communities, communities in which designs are shared, modified, combined and implemented. Our study focuses on a community called Thingiverse, in which designers share files that can be used to create 3D printed objects. Our analysis suggests that analysis of remix network structure may provide ways of tracing innovation processes and detecting the emergence of new ideas, combination of disparate ideas. As a result, it may be possible to encourage innovation by guiding interested inventors toward potential pairs of structurally separated and conceptually diverse ideas.
Connected Messages is a community-created physical and interactive digital mural, created by youth in 6 locations of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Come learn about the rise of making on the floor of an inner-city library.
Flynn's Cooperative Phonograph uses forgotten 19th century audio tech in a sculpted experience cooperative that fosters a sense of community in public spaces.
Deezmaker manufactures the popular and robust Bukobot 3D Printer and Bukito Portable 3D Printer starting at $699. We pride ourselves in making quality products. We were the first walk-in retail 3D printer store and hackerspace on the west coast providing 3D printers, 3D printing services, classes and 3D printing supplies to the Los Angeles area.
At Delta Faucet, we believe there are better ways to experience water. This conviction goes beyond design to incorporate smart thinking that anticipates people's needs - from the intuitive capacitance technology inside our touch faucets to the science of fluidics, which helps shape every drop of water in our H2Okinetic showers. Visit us at Maker Faire to meet the engineers behind our most popular innovations and experience the cutting edge of water technology in the home for yourself.
"Design and Modeling for 3D Printing" (Early Release, Sept 2013), Matthew Griffin's maker-focused guide to design for 3D printing, draws from interviews and collaborations with a wide sampling of the desktop 3D printing community as well as artisans from related disciplines. By offering background, practical projects, techniques, pro tips, and a program for self-guided training, this book will help makers "go native" in 3D and get more out of current and future tools and technologies. Picking up on highlights from the Early Release edition, this talk grants a sneak preview into Griffin's upcoming Make: Book.
What does it take to make a robot look friendly, and why would you want to? Professional robot designer Carla Diana will show the creative process and thinking behind designing shells for some of the world's most sophisticated humanoid social robots
In addition to talking about how to avoid the uncanny valley with a humanoid robot, Carla will talk about the importance of robotic elements in everyday objects, as discussed in her NY Times Sunday Review article and video, "Talking, Walking Objects": http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/opinion/sunday/our-talking-walking-objects.html