Haptic Interface

This is interesting

The Art & Science of Touch from Siri Rodnes on Vimeo.

It’s using one of those 3-armed robo-things that stack pancakes, but in reverse. Those are the things that I think repraps should be based on… once they’ve got their spacial calibration sorted out.

Speaking of which, have you seen this?


This guy’s made a really really high-res DIY 3D printing machine… looks like it prints from the bottom, rather than layering on top. All is not well in IP land with this one though – he says he’s going to a) release it as a kit but b) patent it… and there seems to have been some sort of fracas over the whole patenting notion. Intellectual Property in the shape of patents is a type of poison that contaminates everything that is built up on them… and if you’re not rich enough to take Exxon to court, what’s the point?

Anyway, progress etc here, http://3dhomemade.blogspot.com/

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  1. roid says:

    that haptic controller in the first vid is called a “Novint Falcon”, not too expensive afaik.