We have a couple of Thermal Cameras that can add heat imaging capabilities to Arduino projects. They have a low resolution 32×24 pixels, however the heat data image is still very useful if you need to track an object and measure its temp.
I had to make a box to hold a switch we were installing on to the laser cutter that would turn the compressed air on and off. So it seemed a good idea to document the process which was really quick and easy.
The old art of paper folding comes to the computerised rapid prototyping paradigm with Pepakura Designer. Also if you are creating geometric structure that wont fit in the 3dprinter build space or a complex box that is not the simple ones available at boxes.py then consider exporting your 3d design to Pepakura so it can make you a laser cutting file. Pepakura Designer supports the export in several file formats, including BMP, PNG, GIF, JPG, EPS, DXF, and PDF.
I got to extend my skills by building some flyByWire artworks for an Art Festival in Queenstown.
To create my first Kinetic Art work I had to get used to using the Fablab’s CnC Machine and our Water Jet Cutter. Motor selection and power constraints featured highly as each art work would be at least 8meters up in the trees.
This project was started to address the unattractive back of the PC in the tech office that is one of the first sights to greet guests to the Design Facility.
As well as making the space look better we could display students processing projects that are suitable for low resolution displays. Read More