Critical Toys

Mar 29
1950sunlimited:

Space Cadet Helmet, ad detailSlay,Monstrobot of the Deep!

1950sunlimited:

Space Cadet Helmet, ad detail
Slay,Monstrobot of the Deep!

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prostheticknowledge:

Sakaki Kaoro

Independent Japanese manga figurine maker uses Zbrush 3D modelling software and 3D printing to create works from scratch.

The above character is from a game entitled ‘KanColle’, yet it is fascinating to see how pieces like this are put together. Sakaki posted at the Zbrush Central Forums and uploaded several high definition shots of the work and videos demonstrating how his designs are put together using the software (in three parts, each an hour long).

You can view the thread over at Zbrush Central here, and visit Sakaki’s website (Japanese) here


Mar 27
fastcompany:

Designed to rise 1,000 feet in the air and deliver electricity to the ground, the Buoyant Airborne Turbine is a blimp on a mission. - A Wind Turbine Inside A Floating Blimp Can Bring Power Anywhere

fastcompany:

Designed to rise 1,000 feet in the air and deliver electricity to the ground, the Buoyant Airborne Turbine is a blimp on a mission.A Wind Turbine Inside A Floating Blimp Can Bring Power Anywhere



The machines spit out about 120,000 objects a month, a tidal flow of design that runs from the mundane to the astonishing.

On a recent day, a quick search through the bins revealed a pair of pliable black-frame eyeglasses, a scale model of a biplane, an intricately detailed brass ring, enough plastic train cars to form a miniature railroad and a figurine of two tiny purple women on tiny purple trapezes. 

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/03/27/garden/bringing-3-d-power-to-the-people.html (via fred-wilson)

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Mar 26

Mar 25


minusbaby:

“Tahiti Lamp" [1981] by Ettore Sottsass

minusbaby:

Tahiti Lamp" [1981] by Ettore Sottsass


Mar 23

lutsanguisargilla:

This is what actual magic is…

Seeing our microcosm as something outside of our common perspective.

Looking deeper and seeing the worlds within.


laicepssieinna:

Ryan Bayley vs @annameares in a match sprint. #fixiefamous by fyxo http://ift.tt/1g9ETpiVive le Vélo

laicepssieinna:

Ryan Bayley vs @annameares in a match sprint. #fixiefamous by fyxo http://ift.tt/1g9ETpi
Vive le Vélo

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Mar 22

littlelimpstiff14u2:

'New Type Ceramics' by Shigeki Hayashi

Japanese artist Shigeki Hayashi creates life like figures made from ceramics, that are inspired by science fiction and manga.

. Using traditional Japanese ceramic art, the artist takes it to the next level. The traditional method is being applied to modern works of art. “Hayashi Shigeki, from Tajimi City, draws inspiration for his ceramic figures from images from science fiction, animated film and Japanese comic books known as manga, all of which have attracted him since he was a child. He comes from a region of Japan famous for the production of porcelain domestic ware

http://www1.ocn.ne.jp/~sheceram/indextop.html

http://geocities.yahoo.co.jp/gl/sheceramic ( Blog )

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are those transparent tubes?

are those transparent tubes?

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paperbits:


My Pixy arrived today!

paperbits:

My Pixy arrived today!


brucesterling:

https://www.fabhub.io/directory
What is FabHub?
FabHub is a global directory of digital fabricators: makers, workshops, factories and manufacturers who offer a manufacturing service or services using digital fabrication technology.
You can use FabHub to find a maker / find a digital fabricator who can make / manufacture / fabricate products that are designed for digital fabrication, be it CNC cutting, CNC routing, 3D printing, 3D scanning, laser cutting — any technology where you supply a digital design (normally as vector artwork or cutting sheets) that numerically controls a digital manufacturing machine.
Traditionally, these digital manufacturing services have been used for rapid prototyping by companies looking to design and iterate products: one-off model making or short-run prototypes with a quick turnaround. However, with the rise of technologies like Stereolithography (SLA), 3D Printing, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and CNC Machining, their integration with the Internet and digital communication technologies, more and more designers, makers and product companies are using digital fabrication techniques to produce specialised, bespoke, customised and personalised products.
In many cases, makers and digital fabricators can help refine designs, make sure they’re structurally sound and makable and / or finish and arrange delivery. This often includes engineering and CAD work to fix and analyse 3D models, file conversion and / or post production and finishing work (like sanding, polishing and applying a finish or coating to the raw product coming off the machine).
Current services offered include: 2D Colour Print Media, 3D Film/Video Production, 3D Printing, 3D Print Post-Processing, 3D Scanning, Architectural Model Making, Assembly, CAD Modelling & File Conversion, Casting, CNC Lathing, CNC Machining, CNC Milling, CNC Routing, Concept / Block Model Making, Concept Design, Construction Services, ddd (d), Design, Design Analysis, Experiental 3D Production, Fabrication, Finishing, Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), Guidance, Joinery & Cladding, Laser Cutting, Laser Engraving, Laser Processes, Laser Welding, Materials, Media & Print, Metal Casting / Die Casting, Metal Coating / Plating, Metalworks, MultiJet Modeling (ZCorp) (MJM), Polishing, Polyjet Matrix (Objet), Powder Coating (Powder Coating), Printing, Product Scale Model Making, Rapid Injection Tooling (RIT), Reaction Injection Moulding (RIM), Scale Model Making, Scanning, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Sheet & Film Printing, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Spray Painting, Stereolithography (SLA), Technical Services, Tube Bending (Tube Bending), Turnkey Build Projects, Vacuum Casting / Vacuum Forming, Vinyl Printing & Application, Waterjet Cutting.
Current locations include: Alicante, Allegheny County, Antrim, Antwerp Province, Atizapán de Zaragoza Municipality, Auckland, Aveyron, Azor, Bāra Banki, Barcelona, Batatais, Birmingham, Biscay, Blackburn with Darwen, Boroondara, Braye, Brisbane, Bristol, (Bruxelles-Capitale), Buckinghamshire, Butler County, Cambridgeshire, Canterbury, Cape Town, Capitale-Nationale, Carapicuíba, Catania, Catoosa County, Central Administrative Okrug, Charleston County, Clackmannanshire, Colombo, Colón, Cook County, Cook County, Copenhagen municipality, Cornwall, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Daerah Johor Baharu, Darwin, Denver County, Departamento de Rosario, Devon, Diadema, Dublin City, Duval County, Eaton County, Fayette County, Finistère, Florianópolis, Forsyth County, Fort Bend County, Frederiksberg Kommune, Fremantle, Frunzensky District, Garfield, Gateshead, Gemeente Amsterdam, Gemeente Baarle-Nassau, Gemeente Diemen, Gemeente Groningen, Gemeente Leeuwarden, Gemeente Rotterdam, Gemeente Skarsterlân, Gemeente Tilburg, Gemeente Woensdrecht, Gemeente Wormerland, Gipuzkoa, Gironde, Glasgow City, Grand Traverse County, Grays Harbor County, Greater London, Hamburg, Freie und Hansestadt, Haute-Savoie, Hauts-de-Seine, Hertfordshire, Hobart, Horowhenua District, Hubbard County, Hyderābād, Islamabad, Kam Tin San Tsuen, Kotamadya Jakarta Selatan, Kotamadya Surabaya, Leeds, Lehigh County, Leon, Liège Province, Limburg Province, Loiret, Los Angeles County, Madrid, Merkez, Mexicali, Milton, Montérégie, Monterrey, Montréal, Moreland, Nassau County, Neblo, Nelson City, New York County, Norfolk, Northampton County, Okres Louny, Okres Ústí nad Orlicí, Orange County, Oslo, Oxfordshire, Palermo Soho, Paris, Parramatta, Partido de José C. Paz, Philadelphia County, Phillip, Ponte de Lima, Portsmouth, Province of Batangas, Provincia de Santiago, Provincia di Potenza, Pulaski County, Ramsey County, Rhône, Rockingham County, Salt Lake County, San Francisco County, San Luis Obispo County, San Mateo County, Secondi Takoradi, Seville, Sheffield, Shibuya-ku, Slough, Solano County, Somerset, Somme, Southampton, St. John’s, St. Louis, Stoke-on-Trent, Suffolk, Suffolk County, Taipei, Tarragona, Tlalpan Borough, Toronto county, Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Tsuen Wan, Ubaque, Union County, Valencia, Vancouver, Vienne, Walloon Brabant Province, Warwickshire, Westmoreland County, Wigan, Worcestershire, Xochimilco Borough, Yel’nikovskiy Rayon.
Current materials worked with include: ABS, Acetal, Acrylic / Perspex, Acrylic textile, Aluminium, Aluminium Composite / Coated, Aramid textile, Ash, Aspen, Birch, Birch-faced Plywood, Brass, Cardboard, Cedar, Cherry, Constructional Timber, Corian, Cork, Corrugated Plastic / Coroplast / Correx / Twinwall Plastic, Cotton, Decorative Wood Veneers, Denim, Dibond / Alu-panel, Elm, Engineering Plastics & Sheets (Thermoplast), Epoxy Resin (semi-transparent), Felt, Ferrous Metals, Fir, Foam Polymers, Glass, Hardwoods, Hazel, Laminated Plywood, Leather, LVL Laminated Veneer Lumber, Mahogany, Maple, Marble, MDF Medium Density Fibreboard, Mild Steel, Non-Ferrous Metals & Composites, Nylon, Nylon textile, Oak, OSB Oriented Strand Board, Other construction materials, Other Organic Materials, Paper, Particleboard / Chipboard / MFC, PET Extruded Sheets, PETG, Pine, Plaster, Plywood, Polycarbonate, Polyester textile, Polypropylene, Polystyrene, POM Polyoxymethylene / Delrin / Celcon / Hostaform, PTFE Sheets and solids, PVC, Rubber, Slate, Softwoods, Spandex / Polyurethane textile, Spruce, Stainless Steel, Stone & Ceramic, Suede, Teak, Textiles, Thermoset Plastics, Walnut, Wax, White Resin (3D Printing), Wisaboard Laminated Plywood, Wood / Timber, ZOTE Foam / Polyethylene Foam.
Current file formats supported include: ACIS SAB (.sab), ACIS SAT (.sat), Adobe Illustrator AI (.ai), AutoCAD DWG (.dwg), AutoCAD DXF (.dxf), AutoDesk 3D Studio 3DS (.3ds), AutoDesk Inventor .iam (.iam), AutoDesk Inventor .ipt (.ipt), CATIA (.catia), CATIA V4 (.model), CATIA V5 .CATpart (.catpart), CATIA V5 .CATproduct (.catproduct), CorelDraw CDR (.cdr), Creo / Pro Engineer ASM (.asm), Creo / Pro Engineer PRT (.prt), Designer MGX (.mgx), EPS Encapsulated PostScript (.eps), GFX (.gfx), IGES IGS (.igs), NX Unigraphics PRT (.prt), OpenRP (.rp), ParaSolid X_B (.x_b), ParaSolid X_T (.x_t), PDF (.pdf), PROE (.proe), Rhino 3D 3dm (.3dm), SketchUp SKP (.skp), SolidEdge ASM (.asm), SolidEdge PAR (.par), SolidWorks 3D Assembly Model (.sldasm), SolidWorks 3D Part Model (.sldprt), SpaceClaim (.scdoc), STEP STP (.stp), STL (.stl), VDA (.vda), Vision VX (.vx), Wavefront OBJ (.obj).

brucesterling:

https://www.fabhub.io/directory

What is FabHub?

FabHub is a global directory of digital fabricators: makers, workshops, factories and manufacturers who offer a manufacturing service or services using digital fabrication technology.

You can use FabHub to find a maker / find a digital fabricator who can make / manufacture / fabricate products that are designed for digital fabrication, be it CNC cutting, CNC routing, 3D printing, 3D scanning, laser cutting — any technology where you supply a digital design (normally as vector artwork or cutting sheets) that numerically controls a digital manufacturing machine.

Traditionally, these digital manufacturing services have been used for rapid prototyping by companies looking to design and iterate products: one-off model making or short-run prototypes with a quick turnaround. However, with the rise of technologies like Stereolithography (SLA), 3D Printing, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and CNC Machining, their integration with the Internet and digital communication technologies, more and more designers, makers and product companies are using digital fabrication techniques to produce specialised, bespoke, customised and personalised products.

In many cases, makers and digital fabricators can help refine designs, make sure they’re structurally sound and makable and / or finish and arrange delivery. This often includes engineering and CAD work to fix and analyse 3D models, file conversion and / or post production and finishing work (like sanding, polishing and applying a finish or coating to the raw product coming off the machine).

Current services offered include: 2D Colour Print Media, 3D Film/Video Production, 3D Printing, 3D Print Post-Processing, 3D Scanning, Architectural Model Making, Assembly, CAD Modelling & File Conversion, Casting, CNC Lathing, CNC Machining, CNC Milling, CNC Routing, Concept / Block Model Making, Concept Design, Construction Services, ddd (d), Design, Design Analysis, Experiental 3D Production, Fabrication, Finishing, Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), Guidance, Joinery & Cladding, Laser Cutting, Laser Engraving, Laser Processes, Laser Welding, Materials, Media & Print, Metal Casting / Die Casting, Metal Coating / Plating, Metalworks, MultiJet Modeling (ZCorp) (MJM), Polishing, Polyjet Matrix (Objet), Powder Coating (Powder Coating), Printing, Product Scale Model Making, Rapid Injection Tooling (RIT), Reaction Injection Moulding (RIM), Scale Model Making, Scanning, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Sheet & Film Printing, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Spray Painting, Stereolithography (SLA), Technical Services, Tube Bending (Tube Bending), Turnkey Build Projects, Vacuum Casting / Vacuum Forming, Vinyl Printing & Application, Waterjet Cutting.

Current locations include: Alicante, Allegheny County, Antrim, Antwerp Province, Atizapán de Zaragoza Municipality, Auckland, Aveyron, Azor, Bāra Banki, Barcelona, Batatais, Birmingham, Biscay, Blackburn with Darwen, Boroondara, Braye, Brisbane, Bristol, (Bruxelles-Capitale), Buckinghamshire, Butler County, Cambridgeshire, Canterbury, Cape Town, Capitale-Nationale, Carapicuíba, Catania, Catoosa County, Central Administrative Okrug, Charleston County, Clackmannanshire, Colombo, Colón, Cook County, Cook County, Copenhagen municipality, Cornwall, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Daerah Johor Baharu, Darwin, Denver County, Departamento de Rosario, Devon, Diadema, Dublin City, Duval County, Eaton County, Fayette County, Finistère, Florianópolis, Forsyth County, Fort Bend County, Frederiksberg Kommune, Fremantle, Frunzensky District, Garfield, Gateshead, Gemeente Amsterdam, Gemeente Baarle-Nassau, Gemeente Diemen, Gemeente Groningen, Gemeente Leeuwarden, Gemeente Rotterdam, Gemeente Skarsterlân, Gemeente Tilburg, Gemeente Woensdrecht, Gemeente Wormerland, Gipuzkoa, Gironde, Glasgow City, Grand Traverse County, Grays Harbor County, Greater London, Hamburg, Freie und Hansestadt, Haute-Savoie, Hauts-de-Seine, Hertfordshire, Hobart, Horowhenua District, Hubbard County, Hyderābād, Islamabad, Kam Tin San Tsuen, Kotamadya Jakarta Selatan, Kotamadya Surabaya, Leeds, Lehigh County, Leon, Liège Province, Limburg Province, Loiret, Los Angeles County, Madrid, Merkez, Mexicali, Milton, Montérégie, Monterrey, Montréal, Moreland, Nassau County, Neblo, Nelson City, New York County, Norfolk, Northampton County, Okres Louny, Okres Ústí nad Orlicí, Orange County, Oslo, Oxfordshire, Palermo Soho, Paris, Parramatta, Partido de José C. Paz, Philadelphia County, Phillip, Ponte de Lima, Portsmouth, Province of Batangas, Provincia de Santiago, Provincia di Potenza, Pulaski County, Ramsey County, Rhône, Rockingham County, Salt Lake County, San Francisco County, San Luis Obispo County, San Mateo County, Secondi Takoradi, Seville, Sheffield, Shibuya-ku, Slough, Solano County, Somerset, Somme, Southampton, St. John’s, St. Louis, Stoke-on-Trent, Suffolk, Suffolk County, Taipei, Tarragona, Tlalpan Borough, Toronto county, Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Tsuen Wan, Ubaque, Union County, Valencia, Vancouver, Vienne, Walloon Brabant Province, Warwickshire, Westmoreland County, Wigan, Worcestershire, Xochimilco Borough, Yel’nikovskiy Rayon.

Current materials worked with include: ABS, Acetal, Acrylic / Perspex, Acrylic textile, Aluminium, Aluminium Composite / Coated, Aramid textile, Ash, Aspen, Birch, Birch-faced Plywood, Brass, Cardboard, Cedar, Cherry, Constructional Timber, Corian, Cork, Corrugated Plastic / Coroplast / Correx / Twinwall Plastic, Cotton, Decorative Wood Veneers, Denim, Dibond / Alu-panel, Elm, Engineering Plastics & Sheets (Thermoplast), Epoxy Resin (semi-transparent), Felt, Ferrous Metals, Fir, Foam Polymers, Glass, Hardwoods, Hazel, Laminated Plywood, Leather, LVL Laminated Veneer Lumber, Mahogany, Maple, Marble, MDF Medium Density Fibreboard, Mild Steel, Non-Ferrous Metals & Composites, Nylon, Nylon textile, Oak, OSB Oriented Strand Board, Other construction materials, Other Organic Materials, Paper, Particleboard / Chipboard / MFC, PET Extruded Sheets, PETG, Pine, Plaster, Plywood, Polycarbonate, Polyester textile, Polypropylene, Polystyrene, POM Polyoxymethylene / Delrin / Celcon / Hostaform, PTFE Sheets and solids, PVC, Rubber, Slate, Softwoods, Spandex / Polyurethane textile, Spruce, Stainless Steel, Stone & Ceramic, Suede, Teak, Textiles, Thermoset Plastics, Walnut, Wax, White Resin (3D Printing), Wisaboard Laminated Plywood, Wood / Timber, ZOTE Foam / Polyethylene Foam.

Current file formats supported include: ACIS SAB (.sab), ACIS SAT (.sat), Adobe Illustrator AI (.ai), AutoCAD DWG (.dwg), AutoCAD DXF (.dxf), AutoDesk 3D Studio 3DS (.3ds), AutoDesk Inventor .iam (.iam), AutoDesk Inventor .ipt (.ipt), CATIA (.catia), CATIA V4 (.model), CATIA V5 .CATpart (.catpart), CATIA V5 .CATproduct (.catproduct), CorelDraw CDR (.cdr), Creo / Pro Engineer ASM (.asm), Creo / Pro Engineer PRT (.prt), Designer MGX (.mgx), EPS Encapsulated PostScript (.eps), GFX (.gfx), IGES IGS (.igs), NX Unigraphics PRT (.prt), OpenRP (.rp), ParaSolid X_B (.x_b), ParaSolid X_T (.x_t), PDF (.pdf), PROE (.proe), Rhino 3D 3dm (.3dm), SketchUp SKP (.skp), SolidEdge ASM (.asm), SolidEdge PAR (.par), SolidWorks 3D Assembly Model (.sldasm), SolidWorks 3D Part Model (.sldprt), SpaceClaim (.scdoc), STEP STP (.stp), STL (.stl), VDA (.vda), Vision VX (.vx), Wavefront OBJ (.obj).