...and so a little Forg is born. Or forged, if you will. Forged out of bio-composite material in the 3D printing dungeons of northern-ish Scandinavia.
Perhaps not the most successful 3D print I have ever done but he's pretty cute nonetheless.
Here is also a picture of the bus-ride home:
I visited another Makerspace yesterday, might even work there at some point in the future. They mainly work with bio-composite 3D printing and some PLA-based materials.
Here are some examples of things printed with these materials:
They are bringing in even more 3D printers and the goal appears to be being able to print products at any size and custom built specifically for that consumer.
It's an interesting project and place to be for sure. I'm currently learning their machines and way of operating but maybe I'll joi... OH MY GOD, A MOTHERFLIPPIN' ROBOT
...ok while this isn't part of the 3D printing-project, she is just standing there in a half-abandoned production facility in the adjacent locales. This thing is freaking massive and I think is used to stack and move around planks.... maybe. Either way, she looks lonely.
That's about it for this blog. We'll see how this turns out. That robot though...
Here's a quick update with some additions to the living room.
The lamp is still being a pain in the neck because I can't ever seem to decide on when it's finished or how to finish it.
These are my latest experiments using magnets:
It makes it a lot easier to experiment with different covers and the ring acts as a perfect form to quickly shape new covers from other materials. Not finished yet though.
I also finally finished the shelf. It currently has an assortment of various decorations on it ranging from souvenirs from Greece to The Three Musketeers, Swedish translation from 1919.
Finally the table stands but is still lacking a piece of glass:
That's about it. Gotta find a way to make that piece of glass...
Yes, this project is still going. Just made this little lamp. It's attached to the wall with a magnet so you can use it as a torch when reading or just remove it altogether.
Here is how the apartment looks at the moment:
Doing some experiments with lamp v 2.0. Going for either cloth or coloured paper to give the apartment some red-ish mood-lighting:
I was also recently at a restaurant and they had these awesome decorations in the window:
That's not actually fire, just a smoke machine with a light underneath (I'm guessing) but the effect is surprisingly convincing. I would love one of those for my apartment. Depending on where I could get it and how much it would cost.
That's about it for this update. Expecting mostly everything to be assembled in the next update.
Here's a project I have been working on for a few days now. This is a house built from easy-to-assemble polystyrene blocks and wood panels. The idea came from a French company who also make these Pop-Up houses.
My client contacted these guys but it seemed they were busy so he then turned to me instead.
This was a rather fun project to work on. Now let's see whether it actually makes it into real life or not.
Also, here's a picture of a candle:
Last Tuesday we went to Norway to try out some tricycles. There were tricycles with electromotors and regular recumbent bikes. We tried out all sorts but the red one in the photos was my favorite.
Here is another prototype fresh from the VITRIOL 3D R&D department. The lamp I designed in my original concepts has been realized with some measure of questionable success.
I started in trueSpace more or less the same way as I did the furniture.
I bought the screws and lamps needed. Next it was off to Karlstad Makerspace to craft the final components.
When the machine was finished I went home and painted it quickly in the evening because the very next day I went back to Karlstad and assembled it at a new initiative called a "crAfter Work".
Essentially it's a get-together for people who like to craft things of any and all descriptions.
After that the prototype was finished and ready to be tested in my apartment. Mounting is still an issue but has several solutions already.
...and there you have it. This was a fun project for sure but there are a couple of modifications I'm going to make. For one, I'd like it to be brighter so I'll probably end up mounting two lamps instead of one.
I also have some space left below the small LED lamps so I could probably reduce how tall it is as well. Perhaps arrange the lamps slightly differently so I can make it even smaller.
The paper is another issue, it was surprisingly hard to find a paper that let through enough light, was big enough and didn't cost a fortune. Especially coloured paper since for this prototype I had hoped to go for a purple or red colour rather than the pure white. Just for funky experimentation's sake.
Another issue with the paper was how annoyingly hard it was to mount in the grooves. Only bottom grooves for the final version.
Maybe I'll switch to using thin cloth instead of paper. More experimentation is needed there.
Obviously for the final results I will be using less obvious screws, or just simply paint over them.
Today is the sixth year anniversary of this blog. That is a surprising amount of time. Does anyone even read it? I don't know and it doesn't really matter either, I always treated it as more of a public diary anyway.
Here's hoping that it will keep going for another six years. Hurray!
Slowly getting closer to getting my concept into the real world. Today I spent in a workshop with a good friend crafting and finalizing some of the furniture I built in trueSpace. Now painting and assembly is all that remains.
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