For this project I will be explaining how 3D printers work. I will communicate what extrusion based 3D printers do, how they work, what they can and can’t do, and the future of 3D printing technology.
First I will use kinetic typography to show the watcher what a 3D printer is, and how it is different from other additive processes, and what makes an extrusion 3D printer different then a laser or resin 3D printer. I will then transition to building a 3D printer from the extrusion head, giving examples of different types of filament that can be used from 3D printers. I will then show how a model is transferred form the computer to the printer, and then show the printer extruding the item in layers illustrating different kinds of support structure and brim structure and the standards used for personal printers. I will then talk about what kinds of things 3D printers are great for, and what needs to be developed more before we are ready to do. I will then give examples of some of the emerging technologies and materials in 3D printing.
The main techniques I will be using in this project is kinetic typography and the motion of simple, flat, brightly colored, shapes that make up the parts of the 3D printer. I will voice over the information provided so as to better communicate the information being presented. The tone will be cheery and hopeful and paired with upbeat background music to instill a inspire a sense of hope and wonder in those watching.
I created a little card board version, mostly to illustrate the connection. The issue with this was that the cardboard had to be too close together. I started to model this (see below) so that there was more toothpick like legs than large wedges.
Suing the inspiration I found, and the insight from my cardboard model, I built these. all pieces are at 45º to the print bed, so they would be able to print without support structure. I have also tested the wether the printer would be able to print as thin as I wanted these designed. On another test print, the thinness worked. I am planning on printing these tomorrow morning, but they should go well.
Created for the Meaning, Information, and Technology class at the University of Colorado Boulder taught by Chris Carruth.
I like to do little projects that poke fun at the way people do things, and this poke fun at our relationship with technology and each other. I remixed the Norman Rockwell painting Freedom from Want. Given the number of people we had for thanksgiving, we were not able to recreate in quite as an accurate way as desired, but hopefully the message is communicated regardless. In the original, a multigenerational family is gathered around a simple table serving a delicious looking turkey, where as in the remix, there are laptops where food should go and chargers being served as food by a matriarch couple, everyone engaged with their screens or other distractions (alcohol)… including the dog. This is commentary on our relationship with each other and technology. Luckily, this was completely posed and not another device was seen the rest of the evening. It is titled Want.
I felt that the painting remix was an appropriate way do this project, especially during the time at which is was assigned. I feel uncomfortable calling it appropriating, because the definition of appropriate is “the action of taking something for someones own use, typically without the owners permission,” and I am not taking anything, I recreated based on my own idea, using the epic memory we have of the original painting to inform he idea, but without calling it mine or manipulating the message of the original. This an example most of syncretism rather than appropriation.
This counts at an appropriate remix for this project, because while I only used one source material, I used outside material and a new method of capture. Instead of paint, I used a camera. It adds another lay to the remix because I used a camera, and I did so intentionally. Also because I cannot paint. The camera represents a new item to serve a similar, but not identical purpose as a brush and paints; to capture a moment.
The Norman Rockwell is one of the quintessential American painters who captured moments of the American life to exhibit the American spirit. Because of this, he and his work is cemented in our minds the creator and representations (respectively) of the good ol’ American life or the American dream. To be successful enough and lucky enough to be sitting around enjoying a rich meal to celebrate thankfulness with family was a marker of success in ones life. Now I would argue that many people have forgotten the sense of community and family that the foundations of the Thanksgiving holiday depicted are celebrating.
I encountered no moral issued, although the project evolved to be more edgy as we went on. My initial idea was to simply recreate the painting in as true as we were able to, but we had a few artist in the group and we pushed the idea a little further, ending up with a much more of a ‘commentary on the modern condition’ than a recreation to illustrate both positive and negative changes. I really enjoyed working with the other people, all but two of whom I did not know before Thanksgiving. Coming up with the idea was the most challenging aspect, but once it arose became the perfect thing for me to do.
#OptOutside with #mountsopris and my @iamspecialized #roadbike through ice and over mountains. @rei @prana #noblackfridayforme #outsidehappiness
I met my spirit animal. I love to be outside and do rad stuff but when I can be curled up at home I'm happy too. #happiness #thiscatismyspiritanimal #catsofinstagram #kittensofinstagram #birmancat #birman #kittyinabasket #softkittywarmkittylittleballoffu
Fun little bike ride today looking at all the pretty mountains. #middleoftheroad #handstands #biking #roadbiking #roadbikingcolorado #wideopenspaces #roadbike #biking #yoga #handstandinthemiddleoftheroad #natureyoga #ranches #yogainthewild #balanceiskey
My favorite thing is that every year I watch the Nutcracker I get to experience the magic a whole new way. As a young aspiring ballerina I watched Clara and the snowflakes with awe that someday I could dance as beautifully and now as a young adult I am a
I have found this topic pretty fascinating for a while. Although I am a little hesitant to call it anything but a 3D synthetic printed textile. Since it is made from plastic, and plastic is synthetic, and synthetic is defined as made by a chemical synthesis, especially to imitate natural product from the Latin syntheticus, from the Greek sunthetikos, based on suntithenai to mean "place together," we are able to call it synthetic. It is not cloth. Cloth is defined as woven or felted fabric made from wool, cotton, or a similar fiber and the origin of the wood is poorly defined and mostly unknown. And fabric also does not work, because it fabric is defined as cloth, typically produced by weaving or knitting textile fibers, which I have already ruled out as a suitable word to describe the item I wish to produce in the method I am producing it. Fabric is from late 15th century French fabrique, from Latin fabrica ‘something skillfully produced,’ from faber‘ worker in metal, stone, etc.’ The word originally denoted a building, later a machine or appliance, the general sense being ‘something made,’ hence sense 1 (mid 18th century, originally denoting any manufactured material). The origin of the word forms its ill fit for the task of description, as it has more to do with the fact that it is made, rather than how it is made or what it is, which makes it as descriptive as WiFi, which only tells us what it isn't, not what it is. So that leaves us with the word textile. Textile is defined as type of cloth or woven fabric and the branch of industry involved in the manufacture of cloth and is derived from from Latin textilis, from text- ‘woven,’ from the verb texere. While this is still primarily defined around cloth, which we have already determined that items made by a 3D printer are not, it depends more on the fact that is woven. The design will ultimately have to be woven or linked to create an item that is made from hard plastic that is designed to have motion. The next word that causes us some trouble is the word flexible. Because while this textile will move, it is not flexible. Flexible means capable of bending easily without breaking. If the item its self bends, the plastic is brittle and it will break. It is the strategic placement of areas where there is no plastic that give its motion, making the motion come from joints, rather than flexibility. So this leaves me with only a very few words we are able to use; 3D printed, linked, jointed, synthetic, and as a stretch, textile. I use 3D printed to describe the process of production, synthetic to denote the material, and textile to denote how the item should be used. Therefore, I will be making a 3D printed synthetic textile.
All definitions are from Google.
New Textiles Class Website
ETextile Summer Camp - Really cool LED thing going on here too.
The inspiration behind this project began with our shared interest in furniture as well as designing for functionality. Inspired by various plastic and metal adjustable table clamps, and keeping in mind Dieter Rams’ ten principles of design, we decided upon a PLA adjustable table leg connection that embodies functionality, customizability and sustainability.
The goal of our minimalist design approach is to produce a simple and honest product that allows the user customizability without over-complication. The two-piece assembly consists of the table clamp and a screw. The adjustability of these clamps allows for dimensional freedom in both the thickness of the tabletop as well as the length of the legs.
For the material, we chose white PLA for a clean aesthetic as well as sustainability. We believe that our adjustable table leg connector is versatile and useful for any user.
Link to my project partner, Sara's, blog.
There was a man on campus sitting a stool blindfolded with his hands out and a sign below him saying "Take my hand and I'll hold yours" an amazing show of trust hope and support in the face of the challenges so many people that are to come with the resul
This project was created for FORM, Assignment 9: Sculpting Data. I sculpted brain waves. I have always been fascinated by the function of the firm grey matter that encloses an astounding amount of chemical reactions that define who we are and what we do. The example used to create this visualization is from here. While this website looks sketchy, old, and unreliable, it is the same one our professor presented in psychology. For form was chosen because I like mountains, and mountains are often on my mind.
Working on the #flexiblewood #clutch made out of rough spun linen and laser cut birch wood. #makernation #clutch #fashion #fashiondesign #handbag #naturalwood #beautifulwood #lasercutting #kerf #theprocess #productionprocess #hustle #makeitwork #makeit
#Prototyping LED integration with #bead looming! Getting ready for the Navajo project this December. #LED #LEDS #integration #navajo #project #electronic #fashion #style #maker #navajopattern #beadwork #jewelrymaking #jewelry #loom #looming #beadlooming
Sketches for a #1920s production of #romeoandjuliet // the masquerade scene. #sketching #sketch #costumedesigner #costumedesign #buddingartist #fashionsketches #fashiondesign #fashion #menswear #theatrearts #theatredesign
Another shoe done! #shoe #3dprinting #3dmodeling #makernation #maker #readyforthenextstep #progress #hustle ##3dprinter #fillament #blackshoes #highheels #platform #fashion #fashionshoes #geometric #minimalist
This was created to fulfill the assignment 8 for Form at CU Boulder.
I made these as an attempt to make a better version of the travel bento boxes that are available. All the containers always seem to be too big or too small or not to be able to fit what I want. So, I made these to solve this problem. One problem and you can never fit a sandwich; so I made a large square container to contain that (or popcorn). The other problem I solved with this was the ability to have a good spread of cheese and crackers (and olives or grape and a non dairy protein, of course). Most containers are too big for just a serving of soft cheese, but if you put the crackers and cheese in one larger container together (without using a plastic bag), the crackers get soggy. So that was the goal. However, I realized that for this assignment I wasn't really able to put the time in to design a clasp to keep the whole unit closed, so it stands as a food container concept or as a great desk organizer.