Personal Fabrication

Check out this rendering of a home-brew CNC Machine designed by Adam Lynch, a student at RMIT’s Industrial Design department.  It’s looking really good and nothing like a ‘home-brew’ machine, this piece of kit is shaping up to be a very promising project.  I’ll be delivering some updates on the build through the blog so stay tuned.

CNC milling machine by Adam Lynch

UPDATED 03/05/2012

Here is a time lapse of the machine’s build:

So I’ve stumbled onto this awesome little app from Autodesk where you can create 3d scans from a series of sequential images taken of an object.  I’ve been using it for the last day and I’m starting to get some good models out of it.  Here’s a quick video which pretty much sums up everything about this program.

The interface is extremely smooth and easy to get a hang of.  I feel that the Autodesk has really got it right with these ‘entry-level’ progams (there are 2 more to check out, 123D make and model or something like that).  They have really considered the user interface and designed the program to make the process seem logical and completely non-confrontational; there aren’t a million icons plastered all over the screen with ambiguous symbols for individual operations.

Once I get some decent model results, I’d like to follow through and see how accurate the scans are and how useful the information is for 3d modelling. So far so good…..

Here is their web page for the 123D apps.  If anyone plays around with them and gets some good results then I’d love to hear about your experience.

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