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TechFest 2012

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Together with PLANETART and FullFormFreedom invited to show some of the robots at the TechFest 2012 festival in Mumbai, India.

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January 22nd, 2012 at 12:31 am

Dancing Man Project

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Here’s the making of- clip of the dancing man robot. Although the project is still very much under construction, it gives a good clue where it’s going…

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October 17th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

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E-Pulse Festival Breda

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Full show at the E-Pulse Festival with ‘Pix’, the PizzaPlotter, ColorChaser. Also together with Wout a performance with the FirePlotter.

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September 22nd, 2011 at 12:40 am

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Exhibition at TwenteBiennale 2011

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The Recycled-Robots roadshow presented at the Twente Biennale 2011!
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See the youtube clip below:

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May 15th, 2011 at 12:23 am

MakerBot Thing-O-Matic

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Ok, one could argue that it is cheeting, but before the PrinterPrinter is ready, I thought of taking a shortcut by building a makerbot first. The Thing-O-Matic works right out of the box (and about 200 m3x16 socket screws later):

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March 21st, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Recycled plastic bag wallet

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Use an old iron, set at maximum temperature. Use bake sheets, fold a lot of old plastic bags in between, press hard with the iron.. The idea was also presented at fab6. Now the plastic sheet has been used on a normal sewing machine to make a small wallet. Next up: the big obligatory messenger bag with laptop pouch…

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March 20th, 2011 at 12:39 am

Exhibition in ‘de Vrijhof’, Enschede (Netherlands)

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Talking about thwarting the Demo-effect. At the opening last Thursday (2011-02-17) of an exhibition of my work I tried to get about 18 of my installations up and running (not simultaneously). Most of them worked (at a second go). Good result all in all – the title ‘don’t worry, everything’s under control’ remains well chosen, be it with the intended amount of irony.

Pictures by Paul Clason:

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February 19th, 2011 at 5:37 pm

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Babbookshelf

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Having recently bought a Babboe cargo bike, my workshop was littered with big cardboard boxes. What to do.. what to do.. A quick look around on the net yielded this designer of cardboard bookshelves. One hour later the babookshelf (babboekenkast) was a fact…

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The shelves have been made out of double cardboard, stuffed with rolled strips:

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October 8th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

PrinterPrinter @ Refab session

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During Fab6, the international fablab conference, the printerprinter has been presented during a session on ‘refab’ at the fablab Amersfoort. Results of the workshop, presentation slides etc. can be found on the wiki. The workshop resulted in a set of ‘house rules’ for refab in fablabs (but they equally apply to work in whatever lab you’re making stuff):

  • bring your own stuff, take your own waste
  • be efficient with your design and materials (limit your waste)
  • be efficient with your tools (hand tools are handy too)
  • make it modular, upgradable, repairable, recyclable!
  • make sure you know the material you are working with
  • contribute your errors and mistakes (document!)
  • mark what your thing’s made of (document!)
  • reuse what you can find!
  • build stuff to last

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September 13th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

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RecycledRobotics at Gogbot 2010

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The printer-printer from the previous post was shown for the first time to the public at the Gogbot 2010 festival in Enschede. In a steel shipping container a small recycled-robotics lab was created featuring ‘pix’ – the pneumatic robot desk-light and a remote controlled power-socket-with-construction-light called the ‘Color Chaser’.

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September 13th, 2010 at 2:03 pm