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Bathsheba Grossman, Santa Cruz, California. 3D sculptures digitally printed in metal. Instant fabrication equipment printed out the artist's 2004 sculpture Lazy Eight directly in bronze. To help with the arduous task of generating intricate surfaces on the metal, she'll write her own computer scripts in Perl. With the advent of affordable 3D printing, she says, "advanced prototyping went from something that was completely in-house at Boeing to something you walk in off the street and order. I can't tell you how cool it is to have your own small hunk of metal."
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Working Meccano models of Charles Babbage's Difference Engines #1 and #2 will be explained and demonstrated. My model of Difference Engine #1 (based on the fragment of Difference Engine #1 which Babbage assembled in 1832) was pictured in the premier issue of Make. Since then I have completed a much more ambitious model of Difference Engine #2 (based on Babbage's original drawings of 1848). Both models are constructed almost entirely from standard Meccano set parts.
These machines calculate using the "method of differences", and can tabulate polynomial expressions entirely automatically by simply turning a hand crank.
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A huge city of Lego was on display in the Lego room. Several sets of train tracks wove through it. This photo probably shows less than 5% of the whole thing.
Seen at Maker Faire 2006.
Cool artwork produced with the help of a 3d printer.
Artist name is Bathsheba Grossman, her website is here: www.bathsheba.com
Pinball Wizard detail of the pin inspired by the movie of the same name.
The Lego Lucky cat was in the Lego room at Maker Faire 2006.
She asked what I was doing with the photo. I said I was just putting it on flickr.
The Microsoft folks built these really cool tiny solar powered robots. Bugbots, if you will.
www.machinescience.org/ First the image is stippled and then a path is drawn connecting dots which is fed to the Etch A Sketch controller.
LEDs on one spoke change as they sense the wheel rotating, creating an image on the wheel.