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The Portfolio of Noah Shibley
The Topology Of Dubai 2009

This project is about the use of live realtime data to grow a physical 3d object. The device shown is a three axis (X,Y,rotation) 3d printer I designed and built for the creation of generative plastic sculptures from realtime data. Since the data is live, and the growth is unpredictable, then the only way to grow a 3d physical object of an unpredictable shape and size, would of course be through this technology of instant fabrication and customization. The device uses custom control hardware, custom zigbee wireless hardware as well has custom embedded software. The device was wirelessly connected to a network where it would receive live data and map the data physically using extruded plastic. read more