As the PhD draws to a close, I have produced a demonstration video of the Brixelation tool. It allows Hybrid Prototypes (LEGO + FDM Printing) to be easily created from 3D geometry. The flow diagram below shows how the tool works. This tool was created as a Blender plug-in – leveraging the powerful functionality of […]
ProtoTwinning at Connected Everything 2019
We’ve just gotten back from the excellent Connected Everything 2019 conference hosted by the University of Nottingham. Focusing on industrial systems in the digital age, digital twinning, and the future of technology in engineering, the Connected Everything network are the perfect group to share our work and interests. The conference brought together a wide range […]
Measure me this! Evaluating metrology solutions for the digital capture of evolving prototypes.
by David Jones and Owen Freeman Gebler As part of the ProtoTwinning project (https://gow.epsrc.ukri.org/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/R032696/1), we are evaluating metrology methods for digitally capturing evolving prototypes. We are currently experimenting with the Einscan Pro+ (https://www.einscan.com/handheld-scanner/einscan-pro-plus/), photogrammetry using Agisoft MetaShape (https://www.agisoft.com/), and the FARO Arm (https://www.faro.com/en-gb/products/). It’s early days but see below for where we are. Einscan Pro+ […]
Brixelate and Kitify are two Blender addons written in Python that help designers create physical, editable versions of their designs. Check out the video below to see them in action. Brixelate Brixelate takes an 3D object and packs it full of LEGO bricks. The type of LEGO bricks used can be changed, as well as […]