- A 3d model is a mathematical representation of any three-dimensional surface of object that is made using specialized software. It can be displayed as a two-dimensional image through a process called 3D rendering or used in a computer simulation of physical phenomena. The model can be physically created using 3D printing devices.
- Models could be considered the defining medium of design and architecture; they are directly involved in the 3Dprinting workflow.
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3Dprinting is the transformation of information and data into physical objects through the direct conversion of a digital 3d model into a physical object using some form computer assisted manufacturing, such as extrusion, sintering, curing, printing, complex mold making…
Digital fabrication also involves the technological and social developments from the research, experimentation and production involving a convergence of different disciplines, economical interests and critical initiatives.
A FABMOBs rig is a mash-up of hardware, software and network connections enabling the fabrication of an atmosphere. Sensors, 3Dprinters and mobile power sources are connected using open-source Arduino development boards for communication, calculation and control; they are linked at their source, which is why they they play so nicely together. The wireless 4g and proprietary networks that blanket our cities and suburbs, move the data from sensor to printer via an online API. A lightweight, portable solar panel connected to a rechargeable battery, powers the sensor. The Smart Citizen is always capturing and sending data to a server using mobile networks. Pieces of that data are automatically requested by the software that will generate the 3d model, which is used to fabricate an ATMOStag object.
- FABMOBs (fabrication + mobility) is a platform for 3Dprinting.
- ATMOStag (atmosphere + tag) is the idea that we can mark or express a location by representing its atmosphere at a given point in space and time. It is a product of the FABMOBs platform.
FABMOBs|ATMOStag will transcend its hyper-local focus, its location at Etangs de Ville d’avray, France and become truly global thru the repetition of the production sequence — capture, calculation, reproduction — while fabricating an endless variety of designed objects, never repeating itself by making the same object twice. Every object is unique.
By thinking in terms of machines, a project can logically be organized in terms of inputs and outputs. Things like data, interaction and gestures, and digital media are fed into the machine, and a project’s forms are generated as its output. This way of working is known as parametric design. It is a dominant theme in contemporary design and the contemporary design process. Parametric design and 3d printing are compatible innovation that were made in each other’s image.
We’ve decided on a two-step strategy for the FABMOBs|ATMOStag development:
- we need to put the FABMOBs platform to the test by capturing, generating and printing a lot of ATMOStag tiles; that’s the goal of this Kickstarter campaign. printing and diffusing a large number of tiles in a short amount of time. To do this, we need both the reason and the resources to initiate this production run.
- Once achieved, we will continue its development by building out the FABMOBs platform so that other artists, makers, activists and 3d printer owners can build projects upon it.
Ville-d’Avray is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 11.9 km (7.4 mi) from the center of Paris, just East of Versailles. Despite its proximity to the French capitol, it is surrounded by large national parks that once formed a network of royal hunting grounds for the kings of France and his entourage. Notably, near the center of the village, is the Etangs de Corot. Two man-made ponds or basins, one of which was created at the end of the Middle Ages by noblemen as a fishing reserve. The second one was created by Louis XIV’s brother, Philippe Duke of Orleans, who needed water and power for his castle, the nearby Château de Saint-Cloud.
Key patents will expire in February 2014 for laser sintering, a high resolution printing technology, leaving an opening for competitors come in with cheaper alternatives. This situation could be compared to prescription drugs, which are generally very expensive until a patent expires, at which point other pharmaceutical companies can come in and make a generic version of a drug for a fraction of the cost.