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3D Printing onto Thermochromics – It GLOWS!!!!

A little something I was experimenting with a wee while ago… I’m hoping to pick this up again soon…

Very pretty results if nothing else.. I really liked the way you could track the nozzle not only by it’s movement and noise but also the heat exchange changing the colour of the surface it was printing onto…

The picture below shows only the nozzle’s track and no polymer yet!

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The picture below shows how the yellow polymer glows as the magenta thermochromic dye changes under the heat. It’s a 31 degree magenta thermochromic dye on silk that I printed the polymer onto with the Ultimaker 3D printer.

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http://vimeo.com/83543582#t=0s

One Fold – One Love!

It’s funny how an introduction to a certain design, technique, fold, skill or material can lead to an obsession with (in my case) a certain origami fold pattern! Is it funny tho? Is it just what we do? Is it our way of working as designers? Do we see the potential in the simplicity of an engineered shape and explore it’s aesthetic potential!? Well, for me, if it hadn’t been for the DEAF 2012 workshop that I attended last year I don’t think I’d be so obsessed with this particular origami fold! I have several people to thank for that – Meg Grant, Anja Hertenberger, Leonie UrffFlorian Horsch and Mika Satomi.

Before I had the pleasure of meeting the talented individuals above I had started here

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Then as a team we arrived here –

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And since then I’ve used the same fold again and again and again! This is just one textile sample under four different conditions that appears as different colours. Still… so much more I could do with this!

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Tiree Tech Wave – Making things

Last week Ruth Aylett participated in the Tiree Tech wave. Apart from meeting some really interesting cool folk she was also part of a small team who built cybernetic Fecundity.

Using Arduino, tilt sensors, light sensors and a motor they created this cyclical interaction box!

Check out more at http://tireetechwave.org

Inspiration comes from Studio Roosegaarde – LOTUS

 

They’ve only gone and done it again… Beautiful cool simple AND it interacts with you! I love what Studio Roosegaarde do, and this is no exception! Nice!

“LOTUS 7.0 is a living wall composed of smart foils that fold open in response to human behavior. Walking by LOTUS, hundreds of aluminum foils unfold themselves in an organic way; generating transparent voids between private and public.
Via LOTUS, physical walls are made immaterial, giving way to a poetic morphing of space and people.
Specifications:
2010-2011. Curved wall of 4 x 2 meters with hundreds of smart foils, lamps, sensors, software and other media.
Client:
Self-commissioned by Studio Roosegaarde.
LOTUS DOME is a living dome made out of hundreds of smart flowers which fold open in response to human behavior. Deep inside the 17th-century Sainte Marie Madeleine Church in Lille LOTUS DOME creates an interactive play of light and shadow.
As a futuristic vision on the Renaissance LOTUS DOME merges elements of architecture and nature into an interactive environment.
Client:
Commissioned by the City of Lille for Lille3000 FANTASTIC exhibition curated by Caroline David.”

You can go here to see it http://www.studioroosegaarde.net/project/lotus-dome/

Printed movable surfaces… That’s cool!

It’s been a while… sorry about that, life has been spent in hotels, on friends sofas and living out of a suitcase, but I’m back and I’m going to show you what I’ve seen and what I’m doing…

These are some of the cool things that I saw at the 3D Print Show in London Last month (last month already!!! ARRGHHHHH).. The movable surfaces were of GREAT interest! (links to follow!)

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