I found these two sources using Proquest. These are the only 2 that matches what I’m looking for. I’ll take notes on it. I also uploaded the PDF on my process journal. Click READ MORE to see my findings.
Chuck Hull is the father of 3D printing. It was invented in 1986. I found a source about the reason behind the creation.
At the time, he was working for a company that used UV light to put thin layers of plastic veneers on tabletops and furniture. Like others within the industry, he was frustrated that the production of small plastic parts for prototyping new product designs could take up to two months.
He had an idea that if he could place thousands of thin layers of plastic on top of each other and then etch their shape using light, he would be able to form three dimensional objects. After a year of tinkering with ideas in a backroom lab after hours, he developed a system where light was shone into a vat of photopolymer – a material which changes from liquid to plastic-like solid when light shines on it – and traces the shape of one level of the object.
He had a clear idea and goal when he wanted to invent 3D printing. It is similar to personal project. For example, I came up with my idea of 3D printing the phone case, which then I research and accomplish it. Innovation is part of the reason why Chuck Hull could invent 3D printing. In my opinion, it is important to not be afraid by the obstacles we face and never give up on making our ideas come true. For example, Chuck Hull must’ve spent a lot of effort on inventing, perhaps even failing. He finally achieved it because he worked hard.
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Previously I had been focusing on the product research, not really the research question. I couldn’t find any sources that’s only about creativity, instead the sources talk about what 3D printer can potentially change the future (which is also related to creativity). I’ll include my findings here.
“Creativity is the ability or process in which someone identifies the rules or traditions of a set paradigm and then goes about interpreting, breaking, or bending them to bring about a new or previously unexplored connection.”
Creativity isn’t otherness. It’s making connection with stuff you already know, and develop new ideas.
Creativity is often found in the overlooked details. Creative people pay attention to details and things that don’t really relate to each other, and have the ability to make connections.
What’s it different than innovation?
- Creativity is dreaming of new things while innovation means making those dream come true.
- The thinking up of new things and concepts can be termed creativity whereas innovation is the process of converting these thoughts into practical usage.
- Creativity is said to be the capability of conceiving something unusual or original. On the other hand, innovation is said to be the implementation of some new thing.
- If something new has been brought into existence, it can be said that you have created it, while if you have made improvements to something which already exists, then you can be said to have made an innovation.
- Creativity is generating ideas and innovation is bringing these ideas to life.
- Creativity is related to experience whereas innovation is related to observation. Â
- Creativity is a word that has been derived from Latin word Creo meaning ‘to create’. InnovationÂ is a word that has been derived from LatinÂ Innovationem which is the noun for action of the term innovare.
In order to express my feelings through designing the case, I decided to research about effects and meanings of different colors. Based on my research on color symbolisms, I’ll decide the phone case themes. Click READ MORE for my research. Continue reading
This is the source I’m using for Slic3r basic tutorials. I’ve been searching for different tutorials, and this is the most specific and relevant one. However, this tutorial is designed for older version Slic3r. I couldn’t find any tutorials that’s about the newest version. It’ll still be fine since the basic functions will be the same. The tutorials mentioned about many different features of Slic3r. I’ll only include the important ones into my blog.
Mr. Lancett told me about the software Slic3r, which is used to convert file into gcode.
It includes real-time incremental slicing, 3D preview, toolpaths preview,3D honeycomb, customizable bed shape, integration with OctoPrint, pressure regulation.
For tutorials, I used http://makezine.com/projects/getting-started-with-slic3r/ to learn the basics of slic3r. With this software I’ll be able to change the print settings and export as a gcode file. I played around with it a bit, and it seems pretty easy to use especialy with the badic tutorial. However, I’ll still need to ask Mr. Lancett for the school printer’s information so I can add it into the program.
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