We spent tonight doing a guided build. We had two goals:
1) Learn how to take 3D pictures with one camera and the open source GIMP software.
2) Make our own funky anaglyphic glasses using Lee colour filters 026 (bright red) and 354 (special steel blue) and paper, cardboard, cheap sunglasses, or our Reprap printer!
Step-by-step instructions are here -> AnaglyphsPDF . GIMP software is available here -> www.gimp.org
G’day everyone. Thank you for your kind attention during Thursday’s (9 August 2012) presention on my initial playtime with Paul’s Shapeoko CNC router. Paul encourages people to use the router (with care) to MAKE!
As requested, I have posted the presentation slides here. Too late to include in the presentation, but cool tools for CNC folks to use include the OpenScam toolpath visualistion tool at http://openscam.com/ and the ubercool half-tone application that MetalFusion made to convert grayscale images into .dxf and Gcode files so that you can engrave photos into materials with a cone-shaped bit. The utility can be downloaded free from here http://www.students.tut.fi/~syvajar3/, and examples of the output can be seen here http://allthemods.com/userinfo.php?userid=564&id=8021.
ShapeOko Presentation Slides
Last year at the joint D-Space/DunLUG meeting I made a brief presentation on one of my research projects – the SPI-Scan system. Several of my first prototypes are currently being used by universities, government agencies, and private consultants domestically and internationally to monitor the ecological health and human impacts on shallow coast environments, especially mariculture farms, coastal developments, and ocean discharges. After receiving feedback I wanted to take the next model ‘to the next level’ and built most of the optical mechanical systems, but the heart of the new system lay in improved electronics and code. Early this year I proposed a group D-Space project to achieve a few goals: 1) build a new system that incorporates open-hardware and open-source code, 2) challenges us as makers with real-world problems to help expand each of our skills, 3) provide much-needed funding to D-Space. The project is big, so all are encouraged to share their talents and get involved in some small part of it! (The presentation .pdf is here, 2 MB). Continue reading “Sediment Profile Imaging (SPI-Scan) Project”