Using the Flattery SketchUp Plugin I created a fordable model created out of 5 sheets of paper. You can cut them out using an old school method of a razor blade or you can cut them faster with a laser cutter. So from 3D to 2D and back to 3D!
Thanks to everyone who voted for this project in the past!
Here is a quick tutorial and setup for scanning with the Xbox Kinect. Yes that is the video game system, a toy! So for less than a $100 you can now scan your friends and anything else your heart desires.
First you need an Microsoft Xbox Kinect with USB adapter. You can buy one anywhere the Kinect purchased by it self comes with the USB adapter you can find plenty of used or refurbished ones on the market.
Next you will need a list of programs and installs to actually make the 3D scanning possible. Here it goes!
Kinect Software you will need to download and install 2 programs from here. Free
All of the rest of the programs are needed for post preduction of tghe actual scans for 3D printing.
MeshLab is for converting the original scan file from a .ply file to an .stl file. Free
The final program is used for cleanup of of the model for 3D printing. Netfabb can do basic trim and fill of any holes that may have occurred during the scan. Making the model “water tight” for 3D printing. Free
The first ever Bridgeport Day was a huge success! Even the rain was not a match for the community of the future. It was a great site to see. The parade at one point stretched about three blocks along Morgan with only one police escort leading the way. The Residents of Bridgeport marched on through the rain gaining momentum as they passed by onlookers that may of had no idea what was actually happening.
The parade ended at Benton house where the block party continued for the remainder of the day. The rain may have turned Benton House’s gym into an actual zoo, yes there was a sloth, but the event was still a huge success. The Pop Up Pup Park even saw a few four legged friends brave the weather to have a good time. We even got some help from past 26LAB students to help set up the Park.
Version Fest 12 starts today! There are going to be Pop Ups everywhere for the month of May in the neighborhood of the future, Bridgeport Chicago. There are going to be Pop Up bookstores, art galleries, donuts, parades, dog parks, and Bridgeport Day!
Entered the Porsche and Fast Company Magazine competition and was not selected as one of the top 25, but I did design a cool chair inspired by Porsche! Fast Company is one of the best magazines out there that combines business and design. Here are links to the top 25 and you can decide for yourself who the winner should be? My favorite is probably the bicycle and the backpack, maybe they would like to park at the Bike Oasis.
Please vote for my sustainable compact modern Lego home, Atomic Yellow! Also checkout more pictures at the voting page! Click Here or on the image below. By voting you will help 26LAB win a ton of LEGOs.
Please help out a great organization that I have admired for a long time, One Tail at a Time. They are a no kill dog shelter, that does many great things for the pups in Chicago. Here is a paper pup that I designed for them and for the love of my dog, Jada.
Click on any of the images above to help One Tail at a Time and revive your paper pup!