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RichardCollins wrote 05/01/2019 at 14:34 point


Thank you for the like.  I do not know if you saw that I added a video this morning.  It is like watching the grass grow, interesting if you like watching things closely that do not change very much.

Please add some kind of profile photo.  I can recognize unique photos, but those faded silohuets bother me for some reason.  If I can be of any help to you, just ask.  I have a huge store of memories (I don't forget much), and it will just die with me.

I carved wood, limestone and marble statues for about 30 years, and spent almost 10 years helping sculptors on the Internet to build a community.  Sculptor.Org was a good place for 50,000 people each month.  But wore me out, so I gave it away.  I did find many 3D scanning and replication technologies.  I especially wanted "hard copy" for the snow, ice, food, chocolate, sand, paper, butter, and other impermanent media sculptors.  I told them to at least photograph or video their creations  from many different angles, because eventually that can be processed to a 3D image they can "print". And very definitely they own the copyright and other rights to something as ephemeral as a snow sculpture. For me, I just turned 70, it is hard to lift heavy blocks of stone and my hands won't stand up to many hours of carving, even with air chisels.  So either a hand controlled "arm and hand" to hold tools, some molecular beam, water jet, hydraulic, etc tools.  Or 3D printing.  I have seen some nice experiments in robotic welding of small pieces, and I seem to remember assembled plates.  That could have benefits if we get to space, because you want the robots working in vacuum to assemble your environments. They are good at it, and can move and assemble complex things precisely from small parts.

Richard Collins, The Internet Foundation

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Laser Developer wrote 01/22/2019 at 15:25 point

Thanks for the skull on Open Source LiDAR - Unruly. We are hoping to offer this project as a kit or hackable product for students of engineering, computing and physics. Please tell all of your friends about it and if we get enough interest then maybe we can make it happen!

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AVR (lordKiCAD) wrote 04/30/2018 at 16:54 point

Thanks for liking StepDC!!!!

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Daren Schwenke wrote 03/01/2018 at 18:26 point

Thanks for following my project #Arcus-3D-P1 - PnP for 3D printers 

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Jacob wrote 07/22/2017 at 01:15 point

Thanks for the skull!

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GrayPillow wrote 04/11/2017 at 11:41 point

Thanks for following AnanansStepper 2.0!

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Jonathan Bruneau wrote 02/07/2017 at 05:39 point

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ottoragam wrote 12/08/2016 at 18:46 point

Thanks for the follow! Comments and suggestions are welcome!

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DeepSOIC wrote 10/13/2015 at 21:04 point

Hi! Thanks for your skull to my #IW High-voltage amplifier!

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