sábado, 26 de Janeiro de 2013

A vossa cabeça, em papel! E Uma Sauna em Cortiça, Ar Comprimido, (num Híbrido), Meetup da Shapeways, cabos eléctricos que se auto-reparam, e um Super-Gel... Ah, e RAY GUN COMPLETA!

Se têem uma grande cabeça, e Fotos dela, porque não fazem uma escultura, em Papercraft?
Agora, a Paper-kit.com faz exactamente isso, a partir das vossas fotos, envia-vos um Kit de colar e montar!



Paper-Kit transforms 2D portraits into a 3D model 

Jason Falconer

Papercraft projects tend to be based on 3D models from video games or custom-made art projects. The basic idea is to take a 3D model and flatten it out in software such as Dunreeb Cutout or Pepakura Designer by Tama software. Then you print it, cut out the parts, fold them where necessary, and paste the whole mess together. Now, thanks to Paper-kit.com, if you've got a big head – or simply want one – you can use the same technique to build an over-sized three-dimensional paper model of yourself using 2D photos.

http://www.gizmag.com/paper-kit-3d-portrait/25960/










Completamente Portuguesa, esta sauna, da Balness, é feita em Cortiça, Material com todas as qualidades para vos permitir um Relax impecável:


Cabine de Sauna Lusa 13.13 Basic

Através dos tempos, a cortiça tem sido utilizada graças às suas inúmeras características tecnológicas como um componente essencial no desenvolvimento dos mais diversos projetos industriais. Definindo-se como um projeto natural, esta sauna é renovável, não poluente, quimicamente inerte, inócuo para a saúde, resistente fricção, com baixa termo condutividade, luz, com um excelente comportamento acústico, alta impermeabilidade a líquidos e sem lançamentos de gases tóxicos. A cortiça foi inserida em protótipos ou produtos finais das aeronáuticas e empresas produtoras de automóveis, bem como em arquitetura, design de moda e interiores, entre outros.
Como o resultado de um processo de recriação de ascendência da sauna, este modelo é uma ideia de inovação que combina os detalhes de cortiça com os de madeira de cedro, resultando numa simbiose perfeita entre a tradição e contemporaneidade. A luz, discreta e elegante, acentua as texturas e o design minimalista.

http://balness.pt/4117

 



Uma grande ideia é, também, este Híbrido Ar Comprimido/Gasolina, da Peugeot, com 45% de poupança, e 90% mais de alcançe, assim sim, eis um Carro para a Cidade, que não é um Brinquedo Caro, mas sim, uma Ferramenta Útil!



Peugeot Citroen to introduce compressed air hybrid by 2016
Darren Quick
Various compressed air-powered vehicles – of both the two- and four-wheeled variety – have graced our pages over the years, but with a few exceptions, such as Volvo’s Air Motion Concept, major automotive manufacturers have generally shied away from such technology. PSA Peugeot Citroen is bucking this trend with its “Hybrid Air” powertrain that addresses the limited range of compressed air energy storage technology by combining it with a gasoline powered internal combustion engine (ICE). The company plans to have Hybrid Air powered vehicles on the road by 2016.
http://www.gizmag.com/peugeot-citroen-hybrid-air-compressed-air/25961/






Já só têem 2 dias para organizarem um Meetup da Shapeways, na vossa àrea! Sim, Fabbers de todo o Mundo vão partilhar experiências, nesse dia, vejam a notícia:

Announcing Shapeways World Meetup Day on February 28th

Without doubt, the best Shapeways community events are our Meetups. Every time we attend one, we meet great people, hear inspiring stories and make new friends. People are often surprised to find fellow community members in their town and stay in touch.

So far, we've had Meetups in cities all over the world, including New York, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Newcastle and of course Eindhoven (Shapeways' birthplace!). We can't be everywhere all the time and we know you're eager to share Shapeways with your friends so we're excited to announce...
Shapeways Community World Meetup
This year, on Thursday February 28th, we will be hosting our first ever Shapeways Community World Meetup, and we need YOUR help to make it happen!
During the World Meetup, we will have as many local Meetups on the same day as possible, sharing pictures and videos with each other. We'll be partying around the world!

http://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/1890-Announcing-Shapeways-World-Meetup-Day-on-February-28th.html?ca=email&ct=012413&cr=t01




Isto vai fazer História, cabos eléctricos que, quando cortados, esticam, e, re-fazendo o contacto, auto-regeneram-se!


Stretchable electrical wires heal back together after being severed

Ben Coxworth

Last month, we heard about how a team led by North Carolina State University’s Dr. Michael Dickey had created an electrical wire that could be stretched up to eight times its regular length ... and still carry a current. This was possible thanks to a conductive liquid metal alloy of gallium and indium, contained inside the wire’s elastic polymer outer housing. Now, Dickey's team has developed a new wire that not only can be stretched, but that will heal itself when severed.

http://www.gizmag.com/self-healing-stretchable-wire/25933/





Eis um Super-Gel intrigante, fica líquido com o frio, e solidifica, quando aquece!



New “super gel” is liquid when cold and stiffens when heated

Ben Coxworth

Gelatins take on a semi-solid state when cool, and become a liquid when heated, right? Well, not always. Chemists from Radboud University Nijmegen, in The Netherlands, have created a “super gel” that behaves in the opposite manner – it’s liquid when cool, and stiffens when heated. What’s more, it reportedly absorbs water 100 times better than other gels. To make it, the researchers copied the protein structure of human cells.
A team led by Prof. Alan Rowan and Dr. Paul Kouwer made the gel using a synthetic polymer known as polyisocyanide. Its molecules twist together to form strong, stiff networks of what are referred to as “nano ropes.” Each cell in our bodies contains thousands of protein structures that are structurally very similar to these ropes.






E a Pistola, está montada! 
Muito trabalho de Serra Pendular, muita serradura, e lá fiz a coisa encaixar as peças todas, neste Proof of Concept, em MDF de 3mm, um material nada parecido com o Acrílico Translúcido, para o qual a pistola foi criada, mas que serve para provar o Conceito!
Cá vai Vídeo:





2 comentários:

  1. Epá não estava á espera de tanto!!! Sim senhora Senhor Edgar! Gostei mesmo muito! Quanto custa? Mereceu a pena ver o filme com as imagens da construção da Raygun! Está porreiro.
    FORÇA!!!

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  2. É só comprar os Planos, e mandar fazer, na Ponoko.
    http://www.ponoko.com/make-your-own/toys/ray-gun-tried-and-tested-9476

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