Nervous System was commissioned by Disseny Hub Barcelona to create one of a kind jewelry pieces for Laboratory of Fabrication, an exhibition highlighting the possibilities of rapid prototyping. Using computational design tools we wrote for our cell cycle line, designers at DHUB created 14 unique bracelets and rings. This unprecedented form of collaboration demonstrates some of the new potential afforded by computational design and digital fabrication. The pieces were printed by Shapeways using SLS nylon. The pieces and software will be on exhibit at DHUB in Barcelona from June 15, 2010 until February 27, 2011. Images of the pieces and a video of the applet below.
grown in our xylem processing applet, 3d printed by selective laser sintering
A few days ago we received the prototypes we ordered from Shapeways of the xylem system vase and lamp pieces. Both of these were generated using our xylem applet that we have been developing in processing on and off since SIGGRAPH. In the photo each are holding a 6.5 inch high glass vase insert.
We have not received the lighting hardware yet but we are planning to put a tubular bulb in the one on the left and have the one on the right be a flower bud vase.We are considering doing the bud vases as a series of all unique pieces. Scale of the objects is 4″x4″x<8″. Material is nylon plastic.
All styles of cell cycle ring are now available in black! 1-layer rings are $12 and 2-layer rings are $25. You can find them here, just use the drop down box to select a black ring in your size.
These pieces are 3d printed by SLS (selective laser sinteting) in a hard nylon material. We also have two samples of the rings cast in sterling silver which are incredibly amazing! They are off being polished right now and we won’t get them back until Wednesday; you will have to wait until then to see them.It is really great to finally be able to produce fully 3 dimensional works that get at the effect I was originally trying to achieve a couple of years ago. Hopefully we will have time to document the process by which these pieces were generated in Processing soon.Oh and I am probably dropping out of school.
Jesse has been working on creating some 3 dimensional radiolaria pieces that we will be premiering at ICFF this year. We had some prototypes printed by Shapeways to test out material strength / sizing / feasibility. Not sure what the eventual designs will look like but here are some first attempts. The material is nylon and is printed using SLS (selective laser sintering).
Jesse wrote the software in processing as a kind of 3d implementation of our radiolaria applet on a toroidal shape. His program also builds the meshes, although we did the smoothing of them in Maya. We have some dye on order to experiment with coloring them and I would like to try electroforming them in silver.