At the Hochschule RheinMain, we experiment with tangible user interfaces (TUI) a lot. We are especially interested in improving the authoring process of TUIs. On one hand of the creation process is the software issue how the interaction and the user interfaces can be designed and developed. However, on the other hand, there stands the […]
A very nice research project that shows the strength of interactive authoring tools in combination with product design.
The Make magazine published a special issue for 3D printing beginners. I received my copy yesterday and flipped through its pages quickly. It gives an excellent introduction about materials, file formats and 3D printing technology in general. Additionally, the issue provides valuable information about which kinds of printers you can buy and which ones are […]
As there is still no official iPhone 5 dock available by Apple, I decided to print my own dock with the Ultimaker using a template from Thingiverse. I took some pictures while printing it and assembled an animated gif. If you want to know how to create an animated GIF, here is an explanation.
I love the possibilities of printing 3D objects with the Ultimaker. One of the first things I printed is this stunningly beautifully twisted Kochflake vase from Thingiverse. The shape of the vase is based on the Koch Snowflake fractal curve. I love how the vase looks different in all kinds of lighting situations. Take a […]
Additionally to the range of fascinating cheap 3D printers at EuroMold, I was really intrigued by the 3D color prints produced by the ZPrinters from 3D Systems. Those prints really look great. However, ZPrinters are ‘a bit’ more expensive than the cheap 3D printers (ZPrinter pricing starts at approx. 14.000€). Take a look at the […]
Today I attended the Euromold 2012 in Frankfurt/Main. I was mainly interested in affordable 3D printing. As there are many printer kits that you can order online and assemble at home (which is fun but sometimes also tedious work) I was wondering what readily assembled printers you can buy at which prices. So, here are […]