Monthly Archives: April 2013

Raspberry Pi prize

By the way, you may recall us seeking a sponsor to offer a prize of a Raspberry Pi educational computer for £25 or so. Now a 3D competition has done so! here

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3D printing: more realistic opinions

Here is an article that debunks some misunderstandings about 3D printing: in BBC News: “Has 3D printing in the home been over-hyped?” … the reality is not quite the same, says 3D printing expert Joris Peels. “The technology hasn’t necessarily been overhyped but … Continue reading

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3D printing of a full-sized house

In Amsterdam a long research project is under way to work out how to make a huge 3D printer produce an entire building suitable for social housing. here “… the architects are treating it as an experiment which provides a proof … Continue reading

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Long-distance 3D laser camera

By the way, here’s an astonishing piece of research: Long-distance 3D laser camera unveiled by Edinburgh team here At present it may be of no practical value, yet if developed it would surely find specialist applications…

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Reflections on exterior glazing

SketchUp does not provide for reflections on surfaces other than from a defined light source. Technically that would be  complex. Reflections in exterior windows cause problems, especially if they appear strongly in the source photographs. They may include reflected images … Continue reading

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3D printing of objects on a microscopic scale

This is an astonishing demonstration of 3D printing of structures on a microscopic scale. It is fast – see the time-lapse video!: “Printing three dimensional objects with incredibly fine details is now possible using ‘two-photon lithography’. With this technology, tiny structures … Continue reading

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