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Catarina Mota (ted-)talks about open materials

A wonderful talk about smart materials and the maker culture.
I think it contains lots of well nailed statements.

“…There was a time when we understood how things work and how they were made, so we could build and repair them… Many of these do it yourself practises were lost during the second half of the 20th century. But know the maker community and the open source model are bringing this kind of knowledge about how things work and what they’re made of back into our lives…”

 

http://openmaterials.org/

pLamp

Hi, just want to show you a new project I’ve almost finished:
The pLamp

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features are:
-3-channel brightness control (each two of the bulbs are separately dimmable)
-adjustable focus position via stepper driven mechanic (see pictures)
-wireless remote controlled (3channel brightness + focus position)
-remote can be hooked to a computer to control the lamp via client e.g. for
advanced disco-action-controlling;)
-most parts are 3d-printed, the rest of them are easy to gather
-6 Standard 5W Led GU5.3 bulbs

It was originally designed to be a living room lamp, but with color filters
(different color attached to each channel) plus a small disco ball, it think
it’s a nice disco lamp too:)

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