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ZachKaplan
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Re: In the news!

Post by ZachKaplan » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:53 pm

@ImprblConstruct made a Skate Board with his Shapeoko, I shared it as an example of a product made with digital manufacturing and Forbes picked it up and did an article:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2 ... revolution

Nice job @ImprblConstruct the video and pics you sent were perfect.

dointhangs
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Re: In the news!

Post by dointhangs » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:48 am

"To underscore his point on the lowered cost of doing business, he asked the crowd who was excited about the future of manufacturing. To cheers, he pointed out a member of the audience and just told him, “Congratulations – you’ve just won a mill!”
LOL nice touch Zach :-) Theres gonna be some great audience participation at your next talk haha
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Re: In the news!

Post by RSWeaverAz » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:31 am

I looked at the Forbes article, a nice (but short) write up.
Is there any video of the presentation that Zach made at Compute Midwest?

also (from that Forbes write up):
But now, with a free app for your phone,
you can take a bunch of photographs of an object and the app will give CAD specifications.
Those specs can then be used to 3-D print.
Anyone know what app Zach was talking about?

It wouldn't surprise me that it (the photo to CAD app) was already discussed here ... somewhere, just cant find it.

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dointhangs
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Re: In the news!

Post by dointhangs » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:47 am

Rich check this out, here is something - video in first link is pretty cool and then the tutorial second link he lists the 3d modeling program "agisoft photoscan".
http://vimeo.com/43442146
http://www.instructables.com/id/A-sands ... ng-real-o/
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RSWeaverAz
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Re: In the news!

Post by RSWeaverAz » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:21 am

Thanks @dointhangs »
I "google'd" for the key words "Photo to CAD", and it returned lots of CNC related hits for Raster to Vector
A search for "Raster to Vector" on the ShapeOko site had one hit ... BobCad related. :D
Good thing I got in on Al's BobCad/Cam V24 Free seat offer.
If i can keep my computer from crashing the boot files on my HD,
I'll try the BobArt and BobCad software ... real soon now :cry:
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I viewed the first link (a vimeo video):
A sandstone block built from lego, blending real objects with 3d prints
from Greg Petchkovsky 5 months ago ...

very "cool", but was wondering how much Agisoft Photoscan would set me back ...
one of the comments answered that, although verifying the actual cost is always a good idea ...
Bill Alexander 2 days ago
Agisoft Photoscan seems to cost $3000.... highway robbery. This is epic though.
The instructables link is also interesting as I have a instructables account and can download the .pdf
in it the author claims:
Agisoft Photoscan is easy to use, and not terribly expensive.
There are also some free alternatives, ScannerKiller, and 123d Catch.
So I think a check or google on Agisoft Photoscan is warrented, hopefully its not ... $3K
...
Ahhh .. Possibly he was referring to the "Educational License" (not for commercial use) for $59
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DanMc
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Re: In the news!

Post by DanMc » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:38 pm

I think Zach must have been referring to 123D Catch from Autodesk. They have an IOS version, also desktop and web-based, all free. It seems to work pretty well based on their gallery. I played with it over the weekend but didn't have enough Photos to put anything together.

ZachKaplan
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Re: In the news!

Post by ZachKaplan » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:15 pm

Hey guys, yes I was talking about 1-2-3-D catch. It's free:
http://www.123dapp.com/catch

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Re: In the news!

Post by edwardrford » Tue May 14, 2013 7:43 pm

Video for Chicago business weekly that features the Shapeoko:

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/ ... ur-desktop

Notice my upgraded machine? :-)

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Re: In the news!

Post by WillAdams » Tue May 14, 2013 9:48 pm

Congratulations!

Typo in the page title though ---``seels'' should be ``sells'' (in the abbreviated teaser form of the story):

<title>Inventables seels Shapeoko, an automated milling machine for your desktop - Manufacturing News - Crain's Chicago Business
</title>

Any chance of a transcript?
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Re: In the news!

Post by DevinTX » Wed May 15, 2013 2:15 am

WTG Edward

Very nice.

Devin
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