ganter on February 25, 2011

After all of the craziness of last week, it was interesting to listen to the noise about “How horrible it is to make things by molding or casting!” or “The parts can’t be as strong as RP’d parts!”.   All good fun.    We would like to point out that molding/casting IS one of the fundamental manufacturing […]

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meghatron on February 20, 2011

Here is an article about my research and artwork that was just published in MCD (Musiques & Cultures Digitale)  Volume 6: internet des objects / internet of things entitled Meghan Trainor Tags Art. While the article mainly focuses on my earlier work with RFID, the author also mentions the Solheim Lab and some of the […]

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ganter on February 20, 2011

The STL files are now posted on GitHub as an Open3DP fork off of the Prusa tree.  They are to be considered Alpha release (and we are already working on some changes).   However, I am quite sure that you will be able to use them to print master forms to produce molds (because we have […]

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ganter on February 19, 2011

While the tone in our lab has been quite hectic this last week, a couple of our graduate students (Grant Marchelli and Charlie Wyman) thought they had an interesting idea.   Last week, Charlie worked on a couple of company logos in cast glass.    After his wonderful success, Grant and Charlie designed an interesting concept piece.  […]

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barnett on February 15, 2011

There’s an expression “Deus ex machina” (the god from the machine) that describes a plot where things are resolved by the timely arrival (as, with some stage device) of some unexpected character or agent–such as an authority figure–to settle things that have gotten out of hand.  (Like, the arrival of the police at the end […]

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ganter on February 15, 2011

When we started the school term, we had just finished a new Prusa Mendel.   After the students saw the Prusa, it seemed that everyone wanted to make one.   As part of our RepRap breeding program, I set a goal of 10 Mendels over the course of a ten-week school term (seemed like one a week […]

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ganter on February 13, 2011

Last spring, several of us had a RepRap breeding event where we basically put together three Classic RepRap Mendels by a team of 2.5 people over ten weeks.  One of the three  (called O’Blue) stayed in our lab.   We’ve had quite a bit of fun and frustration experimenting with O’Blue.    During the first week of […]

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