Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Complete again!

All the way from New York, One of the missing pieces of the NEXT 3D printer has just arrived! How exactly this small aluminum plate made it's way from the highland park music festival in Detroit to New York isn't quite clear. Now that it's back the printer will be online soon and some awesome furniture to follow!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Exhibiting in Detroit!

Part of the Highland Park Music Festival, check it after the Jump!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

late nights-

What to do when your IP Project isnt going according to plan? Hack it to do something silly... like play StarWars theme music-

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Exhibition Posters are up!

Planning our group exhibition has been super stressful, complete with our original venue backing out at the last minute! Finally things are starting to fall into place and we were able to get show posters printed and pinned up tonight! Have a look and come to my show!

Exhibiting Seniors: Eric Harman (Me!), Erika Cross, and Maida Nikovecic

Monday, March 28, 2011

Dream Job

My dream job is definitely working for a company like the german-based FESTO. These guys create some of the most amazing things all inspired by the nature. Beyond simple biomimicry in form language, the mechanisms that actuate these machines are based on the underlying structures within living organisms. In essence we are talking about the mechanical equivalent of true muscles. Below is the most recent (re)creation based on a seagull. Pretty amazing stuff that marries cutting edge technology, with a strong foothold in nature-

also check on youtube for the jellyfish and searay- both are equally amazing.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Hello world!

First full 3 axis test of the printer!

...and yes, that is a purple marker tapped to my machine, deal with it-

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Final Product Criterion for the Appropriate use of Digital Fabrication

  • The design must be as innovative as the means to produce it. Without such a cyclical relation, the designer is a slave to his tools (predictable) or the design may become so naively idealistic that it exists outside of the realm of manufacture (unattainable).

  • Challenge the expected outcome of mechanical and manual processes and in doing so blur the distinctions between them.

  • Strike a balance between the necessity of process with the noise of possibility.