COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN OF MECHANICAL CHARACTERS

March 3, 2016 / 0 comments

We developed an interactive design system that allows non-expert users to create animated mechanical characters. Given an articulated character as input, the user iteratively creates an animation by sketching motion curves indicating how different parts of the character should move. For each motion curve, our framework creates an optimized mechanism that reproduces it as closely…

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MOBILE CONSTRUCTION FAST FOOD RESTAURANT

February 26, 2016 / 0 comments

It will never make the Michelin Guide, but New York City’s newest restaurant is almost certainly one of the world’s most exclusive. Most of the patrons are drawn from an elite group of high-beam artists, namely ironworkers laboring hundreds of feet above the street. The dress code is severe: hard hat, overalls, safety vest and…

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MOVING GOLF COURSES

February 22, 2016 / 0 comments

Out in Arizona, Caterpillar built a driving range where not only the green but also the trees and the sand traps are on the move, carried around by big ol’ trucks. In the video below, pro golfers Erimo and Marimo Ikeuchi take on the driving range challenge and try to land a ball on the…

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ULTIMATE MOWER

February 17, 2016 / 0 comments

Mowing ditch banks with a Claas Xerion 3300 VC ”Octopus” equipped with four Herder Grenadier MBK LSH mowing booms from contractor Hack from Kruisland, The Netherlands. Facebook Link

Les Machines de l’Île

February 11, 2016 / 0 comments

Machines of the Isle of Nantes or Les Machines de l’Île de Nantes are a set of gigantic mechanical animals designed by Francois Delarozière and Pierre Orefice as an artistic, touristic and cultural project based in Nantes, France. The project is a combination of the ‘invented worlds’ of Jules Verne, the mechanical universe of Leonardo…

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WILLIAM MITCHELL – CONNECTED CITY

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

A conversation with the MIT Professor and Director of the Media Lab’s Smart Cities Group.

THE PLEASURE OF FINDING THINGS OUT, RICHARD FEYNMAN INTERVIEW (1981)

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

Fifty minutes of PURE Feynman! This is the original Horizon Nova interview – essential for any Feynman fan… and for everyone else too!”I’m an explorer, OK I like to find out!” Richard Feynman, physicist and adventurer extraordinary…THE PLEASURE OF FINDING THINGS OUT was filmed in 1981 and will delight and inspire anyone who would like…

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ORDER AND DISORDER

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

ORDER AND DISORDER: ENERGY Professor Jim Al-Khalili discovers the intriguing story of how we discovered the rules that drive the universe. Energy is vital to us all, but what exactly is energy? In attempting to answer this question Jim investigates a strange set of laws that link together everything from engines to humans to stars….

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A TALE OF TWO CITIES: ARCHITECTURE AND THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

T he scientific and technological advances of the industrial revolution radically transformed construction.New materials and systems transcended previously critical constraints on building size and complexity, allowing architects to create skyscrapers, long-span structures,and mechanically and electrically serviced interiors. By providing new intellectual tools, the digital revolution is now producing a similar revolution in design, allowing architects to imagine, develop, and explore innovative concepts that…

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MAKE FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARDS USING A 3D PRINTER

February 2, 2016 / 0 comments

You can etch flexible circuit boards using a 3d printer. They can be made of very thin copper clad board material or even conductive fabric. Standard copper clad circuit board material (FR4) of any thickness, can also be etched using this method. For more information, follow link below:   LINKLINKLINKLINKLINKLINKLINKLINKLINKLINKLINKLINK MAKE FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARDS USING A…

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