Thursday, March 31, 2011

First video...

Hi Guys,

I hope you enjoy...

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snOErpOP5Xk

Cheers,

Junior

15 comments:

  1. It is wonderful. We all want to hear from you about the plans. Making this project open source let you make millions because of being very popular. Millions of people will buy kits and parts from you.

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  2. That is unbelievably beautiful... Share the wealth man!

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  3. Hi Junior,

    Very impressive, and well done! Thank you for posting the video. I know that you're anxious about sharing the plans because you're worried about IP infringement, but a bunch of labs are using this technique -- projection stereolithography -- and openly publishing about it (including one of the projects that I think may have inspired you, from your posts on the DIY 3D printing yahoo group last summer: http://mrsec.wisc.edu/Edetc/nanolab/3D_print/index.html ).

    While you've clearly created a beautiful hardware implementation and what looks to be a good tool-chain to help support it, if you still don't feel comfortable sharing your design for whatever reason, would you at least be able to post the new materials and the recipes that you're using? I remember that earlier (before your blog went down) you mentioned you were using this material: http://www.dymax.com/products/electronic/keypad_coatings/index.php with some unspecified additives, but it looks like you're using much different (and, better? less expensive?) materials now. While the knowledge that you've gained by successfully building your own inexpensive projection stereolithography rig is surely very important, and would be wonderful to have, the materials research is what (I think) has been holding back DIY approaches to this for a long time. By replying with that information, you would be helping others break the major barrier to building their own DLP-based 3D printers, while not having to disclose any information about yours that you may still have reservations about.

    thanks,
    Peter

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  4. wow, this is really pioneering the future for all DIY users!

    I do agree with what Peter mentioned. Since we DIY people are not to sell your knowledge but always respect what you has explored by yourself. And other companies are providing this method of 3D printers so far but you have done by only yourself and the experience you have earned is not infringing their products.

    I really would like to build it and test it in real. If you can share your knowledge and experience, that would be wonderful and will shift our stage to up even more.

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  5. From the primordial ooze comes - MEGA WIFFLE BALL!

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  6. Caraca Júnior, o vídeo ficou animal! Parabéns de novo e sucesso!

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  7. Flipping it upside down to eliminate the meniscus (sp) problem. I would not have thought of that. Nicely done sir.

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  8. Beautiful work! I really want to build one of these. How can I help you get your work published?

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  9. Parabéns pelo trabalho Junior, excelente o resultado em alta resolução.

    Pesquisei pelos seus posts mas não econtrei uma explicação de como funciona o seu processo de impressão. Seria uma resina sensitiva a luz? Que tipo de luz é emitada na parte inferior?

    Abs!

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  10. how can i build my own 3dprinter???? :D:D:D

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  11. This is a VERY powerful tool! We are launching a high tech open enterprise, SENSORICA, to commercialize our new optical fiber sensor. We want to include 3D printing into our manufacturing strategy. A big portion of our products will be locally printed, reducing costs and saving energy on transportation.

    We are looking for partners with 3D printing skills and resources for fast prototyping, and later on for manufacturing.
    https://sites.google.com/site/sensoricahome/home

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  12. Hi, congratulations, it's a fantastic work!
    I'm part of a artistic collective, and one of my inspiration is the hexagon. I've been looking for a sphere with just hexagons, as the one you have made, so if is not a problem, could anyone tell me the software used to generate it? Please, i don't know much about 3d software, i've been trying with autocad, sketch, ... but is very frustrating!

    Thanks a millions in advance

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  13. Does anyone know where can i find o how can i do an spheres mada just with hexagons, as this one in the video???

    Thanks!

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  14. Mmmm, that ball you create... I know you are not able to build 3D models from just hexagons. So you should be adding a pentagon or something like that somewhere... Am I right? (cause if not, you would be disproving some geometry).

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  15. Finally i have seen a pentagon on the sphere, anyway, if some one and help me finding the software used for this could be great, even if someone can share the file could be even better.

    Thanks!

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