Art Makelangelo

Stippling an image with Wang Tiles

This is a big interest of mine because of my work on the Makelangelo Software. The software converts a photo to lines by starting with Stippling, where dots are put on the picture in a meaningful way. Everything that flows from there starts with good stippling. Wang Tiles are the current best method, prove me wrong.

I don’t have a way to make wang tiles as described in this video yet. If I had a set I’m confident I could do the rest in short order.

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KUKA KR180 from Thingiverse, fixed

I’m slugging my way through the end of a project and I needed something to take my mind off it for a bit so I found my first vanity 3D print – a KUKA KR180 robot arm. This scale model is fully articulated. I used an M3 screw with the head cut off to hold the wrist onto the elbow without sacrificing movement. You can get all the files on thingiverse but I found I needed to fix a number of broken meshes. To save you time, here are all the files for KUKA KR180 including the fixes. A couple more M3s will hold the rest of the parts together and I used some hot glue to hold the two halves of the humerus together. I really find this model inspiring, I hope one day soon to build my own.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4575

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4575

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4575