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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:35 pm

Thank you very much. I don't want you to go to too much trouble, though. It may just be impossible to 3D print a Mandelbrot, the way all those little dendrites taper off into nothingness.....
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by Lord_Plecostomus » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:16 pm

Well the way he modeled it he made the thin sections way too thin, and it lost a lot of detail.

You could increase the size of it and that would make the thinner parts thick enough to print.

Again, I don't do that sort of thing I don't have the ability to make those kinds of manipulations... but this shows that the technology does have limits. A lot of the focus is on all the amazing things it can do, but we haven't really pushed the limits of what we have already. This problem I am describing right now is one of the "classic blunders" in modeling-to-print however... He should have known better.
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by RJDiogenes » Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:21 pm

Well, in hindsight, the Mandelbrot Set was probably a bad choice for 3D printing, it being an abstract notion and all. :lol:
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by Lord_Plecostomus » Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:03 am

RJDiogenes wrote:Well, in hindsight, the Mandelbrot Set was probably a bad choice for 3D printing, it being an abstract notion and all. :lol:
Right I think I'll stick with practical things. Like glow in the dark bra-hardware and carbon-fiber reinforced aerospace grade spoons. :loopy:
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:21 pm

Those fancy bikini tops from the old Pulp covers would be a good product.
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by Lord_Plecostomus » Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:29 am

RJDiogenes wrote:Those fancy bikini tops from the old Pulp covers would be a good product.
Model it up!
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by RJDiogenes » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:49 pm

Hmmm....
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by Lord_Plecostomus » Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:30 pm

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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:21 pm

I hope things are going well. :yes:

I was doing a little Mandelbrot research and I found this:
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by Lord_Plecostomus » Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:10 pm

RJDiogenes wrote:I hope things are going well. :yes:

I was doing a little Mandelbrot research and I found this:
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Google Mandelbulb and switch over to images and prepare to be mind blown.
That might require a printer capable of quantum resolution or finer. :P
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by Lord_Plecostomus » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:37 am

Scenes from a MakerFaire:


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3D printed rocket parts. Actual flyable rocket parts.

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MakerFaire Lunch, not 3D printed.

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This talented fellow built and programmed a Delta style 3D printer using hand tools and his own talent and it prints very well.

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A remarkable arrangement of strings and discs that when manipulated put on a dazzling display.

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A maker who specializes in restoring old vintage audio equipment -- especially microphones.
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by Lord_Plecostomus » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:44 am

More from the MakerFaire:

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The maker who restores old microphones.

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ONE of my 3D printers. This is our smallest most portable one. The one that gave me fits while I was in the middle of a severe depressive episode... this one can fit inside it.

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Hand-operated printing press.

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Real-life Rocket Man. Those were his 3D printed parts in the other post. These... are not toy rockets. His current record is in excess of 17,000 feet and he's hoping to hit 30,000 next year. With home-made rockets.
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:41 pm

Lord_Plecostomus wrote:That might require a printer capable of quantum resolution or finer. :P
I didn't mean for you to print one, just that it was cool. :D
Lord_Plecostomus wrote:3D printed rocket parts. Actual flyable rocket parts.
That's amazing. And slightly scary, depending on who has access to it.
MakerFaire Lunch, not 3D printed.
Someday....
A maker who specializes in restoring old vintage audio equipment -- especially microphones.
That's pretty amazing.
Lord_Plecostomus wrote:ONE of my 3D printers. This is our smallest most portable one. The one that gave me fits while I was in the middle of a severe depressive episode... this one can fit inside it.
Hmm. If a printer could print other printers....
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by Lord_Plecostomus » Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:04 pm

I am attempting to create lithopanes with my printer. Let us understand this process better by looking at the roots of the word.

Litho as you know is from the greek root Lithos which means "stone" or "rock." Panes is derived from the word "pain" and now you realize these are a stone-cold pain in the ass.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:01 pm

Probably not as bad as a lithotripsy, though.
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by Lord_Plecostomus » Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:09 am

^not nearly. Had that done last fall. Still felt like I was trying to piss a bowling ball.


Anyway, photos in the AM. I made some starship lithopanes to share.

The rest are character art an artist local to here.
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:50 pm

I forget how many lithotripsies I've had. Four, I think, but I'm not sure. They are certainly far superior to that Roto Rooter thing they did to me with my first kidney stone.
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by Lord_Plecostomus » Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:25 am

One is enough, A minor diet alteration and more water seems to have prevented a relapse.

Haven't had time to get the camera setup to photograph the lithopanes we made. Perhaps tomorrow after work.
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:49 pm

More water worked for me almost twenty years, but it finally caught up with me. The only dietary change I could make would be to give up tea, and that ain't gonna happen. :tea:
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by Lord_Plecostomus » Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:10 am

I am attempting to 3D print my head.
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I once tried to print my head, but it was a bust.
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by Lord_Plecostomus » Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:56 am

RJDiogenes wrote:I once tried to print my head, but it was a bust.


^ :no:

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Because spiders aren't awful enough.

Been leaving these around the office, what was supposed to be a prank netted me almost $200 worth of projects. :dance:
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Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:46 pm

Those are cool. It won't be long before you can print out ones that can move. Which is probably how the Global AI will take over when the Singularity comes.
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by Lord_Plecostomus » Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:11 am

Given the crap-tasity of the current election I'm surprised the Overmind hasn't formed and taken control. "OH MY FUCKING GOD YOU MEAT SLINKYS CAN'T BE SERIOUS ABOUT THIS, KNOW WHAT I'M IN CHARGE NOW. FUCK THIS SHIT, SERIOUSLY OMG."

Unless this is how it plans to destroy us, by forcing us to elect an dweeb-bag for president causing all kinds of problems which lead to a world-ending war. (Doesn't matter who you choose someone will take issue and say electing A instead of B (or B instead of A) will lead to The End.)

Think about it. Manipulating the economy and the political structures of the world is not beyond the ability of a massive hidden AI (The Internet) and doing THAT there is less risk of infrastructure damage... Keep the primates just functional enough to build more and more computers and hardware then gradually kill them off through environmental chaos...
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Re: 3D Printing...

Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:22 pm

Gibson hinted at something like that in Neuromancer. Maybe our Internet is in touch with the Dyson alien Internet at Tabby''s Star and is getting advice on how to control the infestation.
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