I re-designed my website and integrated my blog onto the front page of it. From now on, my updates will be at http://www.westhomasdesign.com
In the meantime, I’m trying to find an efficient way to forward visitors to the new site. Please update your links/bookmarks and RSS subscriptions.
TED talk videos are absolutely amazing, and lately I can’t stop watching them. However, this one I saw today particularly inspired me and compelled me to display it on my journal. It’s refreshing to see that the way we live in the western world isn’t the only model for human and cultural life. There are tons of awesome topics that are brought up, if you’ve got the 22 minutes, it’s definitely worth a watch.
Similar to how job shops work, I had the opportunity this semester to give my professor my files and he’d run them for me and give me back the 3D printed object a week or so later. During my crit today, he gave me back my most recent design that he had printed. I wasn’t expecting it to be done yet, so I was pretty pumped when he showed me. It turned out a little bigger than I calculated, since the randomness of the form allows for different lengths depending on how the bracelet falls.
The rapid prototype process prints the objects out with supports. The bracelet was designed to fit into an area that is smaller than 2″ x 2″ x 2″. Once the supports are removed the bracelet can be expanded and take form.
I want to look into if the already cured resin supports can somehow be recycled and used again, but it seems unlikely. Maybe I can find another use for the leftover scraps.
I still haven’t sanded and finished it, but just wanted to share some process shots along the way.
I wanted to share a recent glass project I completed..
What is it?
I wanted to share a bracelet that I modeled in 3D and got rapid prototyped. As a techniques project, the assignment asked us to produce a functional object within a small cube (2″ x 2″ or 3″ x 3″).
With the links being printed inside one another, I created a bracelet that is printed in a small cubic area and folds out into it’s actual size once the support material has been removed.