I want to do this.
Buildlabalpha will be exhibiting at this years Atlanta Mini Maker Faire on the Georgia Tech Campus. Join us Sat. Oct. 26th from 10am-5pm for an inspiring day of fun and amazing projects from other makers around Atlanta. Admission to the faire is free but tickets are required. Click AMMF logo below for link to registration.
Stop by our booth and register to win an Arduino starter kit.
Hope to see you there!
BERLIN — To understand Onyx Ashanti’s work, it might help to see him at home, where the work happens.
“You have to get it just right,” he manages to utter, closely eyeing the nozzle of his 3D printer. The nozzle moves slowly over the surface of the printing plate in the shape of an invisible figure, while Onyx tinkers delicately with screws.
He is printing a new piece for his handheld sound controller — a small plastic unit that looks like it could belong to a video game console. The controller functions as part of the full-body instrumentation he wears to perform “Beat Jazz” — a kind of music incorporating jazz improvisation and live looping, all controlled by gestures made with the body.
Brad Hansen, CEO of design solutions provider GoEngineer, a MakerBot/Stratasys partner and distributor says, “We are seeing individuals and businesses find uses for these 3D Printers that were not even imagined by the inventors of the technology,” he continued. “We have companies buying printers to solve one pain point (such as rapid prototyping) and within weeks they are identifying multiple other uses (such as low volume end user parts, jigs and fixtures, and mold design). All of these areas create exponentially faster returns on investment for the underlying technology, and this is why we will continue to see rapid growth in this space in the coming years”
A lot of us see this as just a hobby for now, however, the times they are a changin’ and all of you future (or current) printing Gurus can be experts in additive manufacturing for that next company looking to get themselves in on the action. *You* could be the one to revolutionize the way your favorite mom-and-pop does business or go to work for a Fortune 500. Looking for ways to help your “dream job” company improve through non-mainstream methods is most definitely a foot in the door and will get you noticed.
photo credit: <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jabella/9427623943/”>jabella</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</a> <a href=”http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/”>cc</a>
Trick of Light Transforms Room Into Eerie Forest with 3D Printed Lamp Cover