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Letting neural networks be weird • SkyKnit: When knitters teamed up with a neural...
Janelle Shane - with some effort - trains neural networks to make knitting patterns. Then knitters from Ravelry make them. I love this: weird AI being taken at face value by people for art's sake.
art  neuralnetworks  knitting  manufacture  ai 
8 weeks ago by infovore
PCBShopper » A Price Comparison Site for Printed Circuit Boards
Compare PCB fabrication around the world and get the cheapest for your precise needs. Useful!
diy  electronics  hardware  pcb  manufacture 
january 2017 by infovore
Laura Potter — Hand & Brain — Medium
"Having to learn how to make something ‘the long way’ helps you to understand how to manipulate materials at a fundamental level. It means that you can become fluent. The ability to articulate your thoughts through and with matter, rather than just make it into a shape you have thought of, means that you are more likely to find innovative or creative ways to exploit both materials and machinery. This is true whether you are talking about traditional craft techniques or more contemporary (digital) ways of making: I don’t think you can avoid the notion that time and effort are the only way to get good at something. Using digital technology as a way to shortcut the temporal aspects of craftsmanship is effectively relegating these sources of immense creative potential to the category of ‘labour saving devices’. I am really looking forward to a time where we can fully appreciate the potential for modern digital craftsmanship, by which I mean the skilful manipulation of digital systems as ‘matter’, rather than as express facilitators of shiny objectness." yes-yes-yes-yes.
laurapotter  design  craft  manufacture 
july 2015 by infovore
A Conversation with Errolson Hugh | Hypebeast
"My interest in materials… is like my interest in tools. What can be made with this? What can this do that other materials cannot? Materials with special properties are cool because they can open new possibilities in manufacturing, design, or even behavior. Additionally, they’re such an amazing cultural artifact. Where and how something gets made says so much about us as people, as a species, even. In a beautiful fabric, the simplest thing can be magic."
design  clothes  materials  manufacture  tools 
june 2012 by infovore
Custom making stuffed toys with children by Child's Own Studio
"Send in your child's drawing - one that they drew and coloured and Child's Own Studio will handcraft a unique stuffed toy, to be cherished for a lifetime."
manufacture  toys  children 
october 2011 by infovore
The Online Photographer: Column 100: Looking Forward, Backward, and Sideways
"What we didn't predict was how cheap storage (and other computer-ish) improvements would change the market. That's called the "X Market"—it's all about how the product you're introducing changes the marketplace you're selling into rather than how much of the existing market you'll be able to capture Had it not been for the X Market, hard drives would be specialty items today... Many consumers feel cramped with 100 GB of storage. Home entertainment systems are available with over 10 TB of storage. A consequence of super-cheap storage, at the same time that it's what makes said storage a viable product."
xmarket  product  manufacture  market  business 
june 2009 by infovore
Pulse Laser: Endless Notebooks
A first, rather long, post on the S&W Blog, in which I talk to Jack about a project he's been working on for a while.
design  product  manufacture  work  service  schulzeandwebb  jackschulze  notebooks  bookbinding 
february 2009 by infovore
Making art from barrels, part nine - the johnson banks thought for the week
"...the brief, in a nutshell, was to take a series of actual whisky barrels and find a way to express the vast lengths of time it takes to actually produce a bottle of Glenfiddich Single Malt." I found the results rather lovely.
whisky  art  manufacture  barrels  type 
november 2008 by infovore
Pulse Laser: If products are people too, let them have a thousand true fans…
"This would be something different though potentially - not buying into a product design as a brand, but more like micro-investing in a product at it’s conception. Almost like a distributed commission of something that you’ve followed the progress of like a work of art."
design  products  manufacture  marketing  purchase  commission  schulzeandwebb  mattjones 
september 2008 by infovore
Photomake - Ponoko
"Turn photos of your designs into real life things." Fabbing based upon photographs or illustration. Blimey.
prototyping  fabbing  making  design  manufacture  service 
september 2008 by infovore
Homegrown people planet profit - Raphael Grignani - Thoughts
"If the intangible human benefits of communicating through our devices are the rewards, it’s the physical things we produce and consume that are the costs." Great expansion on the Homegrown project.
design  energy  consumption  sustain  sustainability  nokia  manufacture  product  phone  device 
april 2008 by infovore
Cradle To Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
"William McDonough's book, written with his colleague, the German chemist Michael Braungart, is a manifesto calling for the transformation of human industry through ecologically intelligent design." I took a look at Tom's copy a few weeks; looked good.
sustainability  design  manufacture  products  environment  industry 
february 2008 by infovore

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