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Fabrication Companies

Saturday, April 2nd, 2005

I was going through my materials/fabrication links and thought i’d share a few…

>Stereolithography
Materialise - a Belgian company that provides 24 hour stereolithography models. If you download their free software, you can plug in your model and get it priced instantly.
3T RPD - London based
ZCorp - located in Massachusetts but will ship overnight anywhere.
Spectrum3D in Los Angeles.

>CNC routing
The Cutting Room - a UK based CNC routing company that cuts from plywood to plastics.

>Lasercutting
Capital Lasers - London based laser cutting company
Capital Models on Kingsland Road in London recommended by my students.


Cousteau to meet Jaws

Saturday, April 2nd, 2005

Cousteau’s grandson makes shark submarine. Wired News


Rocky

Saturday, April 2nd, 2005

Just browsed Kottke’s site before turning off the computer and he just found this gem of a video. It’s a must-watch ROCKY-remake. Ludicrously funny. Enjoy.

iPod 2 iPod music transfer

Friday, April 1st, 2005

Yes, it’s true. You can now transfer music between iPods (needs to be a 2nd generation iPod or newer). Think Geek has found a few new wunder gadgets and this one is sure to get some action . The iCopulate supposedly does what the name implies…some serious sharing.


Technology or Sport?

Friday, April 1st, 2005

This is so funny, I just had to post it. Reading the New York Times this morning I found a bizarre article about a new form of Polo. Traditional polo is of course played while riding a horse. Little did i know that there exists also Elephant Polo (you guessed it, riding an elephant) and now Segway Polo.

WHEN Alex Ko and his companions took up polo, they made some subtle changes to the sport once enjoyed by ancient Mongol warriors, who are said to have played with the severed heads of their enemies.

Mr. Ko and his friends opted for a 6-inch-diameter Nerf ball.

And instead of horses, they chose to ride Segways, the self-balancing transportation devices first developed as a short-distance alternative to the automobile.

“It’s similar to real polo,” Mr. Ko said, “but without the manure.”

Then again the article was published on April 1st so could be it’s all a fool’s game.