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DIY CNC

21 Apr

“DIY CNC” gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 12 different CNC projects.  Check out these great projects and learn how to make your own CNC mill on a budget. All projects come from Instructables.com, are written by CNC experts, and contain pictures for each step so you can easily make these yourself.

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http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CNC-1/

Dutch designer Dirk van der Kooij is obsessed with rapid prototyping.

7 Apr

Dutch designer Dirk van der Kooij is obsessed with rapid prototyping. Best known for his Endless Chair, made from a continuous string of recycled plastic using a 3D printer, the design has grown into a range of products all with the goal of making the production process more visible. Speaking at Design Indaba recently, van der Kooij explained, “the best thing about recycled plastic is it has history.”

The tinkerer’s focus is on the evolution of his designs, continuously rebuilding his “robot” as a way of advancing his work. This relentless dedication to perfecting the machine’s output reflects his progressive approach and commitment to adding to the design conversation.

http://www.coolhunting.com/design/dirk.php

United Nude Lo Res Project

3 Feb

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Free ebook: Fundamentals of Paper Model Design

25 Jan

Angel David Guzmán  has published a 227 page free e-book on the creation of paper models using 3D software. It focuses on Blender and even includes some sample files and a Python unfolding script.

Angel writes:

This is a free e-book that I just finished writing about how to design paper models (card models). […] It is 227 pages long and has hundreds of full color illustrations to help you understand the concepts of the e-book better.

The e-book also talks about the many different types of software that can be used to accomplish the task.

The most important thing that I discovered while researching the subject was that where new designers had the most confusion was not in some complex thing of the design process but in some fundamental principles that were not well understood and I set out to explain them carefully to give designers a head start, so here it is, free help for those that are trying to learn this art of paper model design.

I hope that this e-book really helps to make you understand the subject better.

Direct download (contains e-book, Blender file and unfolding script)