Tom Schmidt

104 Added | 9 Magazines | 13 Likes | 1 Following | 2 Followers | @TomSchmidt2 | I am a studio artist teaching ceramics and digital fabrication at UNC Charlotte. You can see my work at www.thomasschmidt.org

Check out this incredible 3D printed topographical map of the USA

Reddit user [rittmafat] has created an incredible 3D printed map of the USA, complete with exaggerated topography. The 3D printed model shows the …

3D Printing

Scientists invent ‘super wood’ that could replace steel

Scientists have devised a way to make wood up to 12 times stronger in a bid to replace steel with a cheaper, lighter and more renewable …

Engineering

The Ceramics Artists Experimenting at a Shuttered Montana Brick Factory

At the Archie Bray Foundation, wildlife and an isolated locale inspire creativity in clay.<p>Kyungmin Park, a ceramic artist born in South Korea, …

Modern Art

'Ultra-technologists' to open digital-only museum in Tokyo

<b>(CNN) —</b> There are plenty of unusual museums in the world -- museums for sex, museums for ice cream, museums for hair. But they all rely on a tried-and-tested formula: presenting (mostly) inanimate objects on white walls, atop plinths or in glass boxes.<p>Then there is the altogether different …

Modern Art

8 (New) Energy Efficient Materials Architects Should Know

Whether architects are trying to meet the Architecture 2030 Challenge or pursuing their own mission to save energy, they have an opportunity to …

Emmanuelle Moureaux’s “Colour of Time” Is a Rainbow-Hued Masterpiece

Over 100,000 paper number cut-outs make up artist Emmanuelle Moureaux’s rainbow-colored installation called the “Colour of Time,” which was on show …

Insulating bricks with microscopic bubbles

The better a building is insulated, the less heat is lost in winter—and the less energy is needed to achieve a comfortable room temperature. The …

Turn your selfies into a 3D image at this new art installation

At 14-feet high, Matthew Mohr has a big head.<p>Looking like a prop from <i>Blade Runner</i>, it sits in the atrium of the Columbus, Ohio convention center, where, as a public art installation, it has garnered wide attention for its commentary on social media, modern art and, well, ego.<p>Mohr’s installation, …

Modern Art

This Australian Art Museum Is Filled With Giant Skulls

Sculptor Ron Mueck’s work echoes the use of skulls in Western art history.<p>Sculptor Ron Mueck started off creating figures that weren’t meant to be …

StoneFlower Ceramic 3D Printing Kit

If you already own a 3D printer and would like to have the possibility to 3D print pottery and ceramics you may be interested in a new ceramic 3D …

Omoshiroi Blocks: Japanese Memo Pads Reveal Intricate Buildings As The Pages Get Used

We've all had the experience, growing up, of using notepads for something other than their intended purpose: running our thumbs down their stacked-up …

Betty Woodman, Who Spun Pottery Into Multimedia Art, Dies at 87

Betty Woodman, a sculptor who took an audacious turn when she began to transform traditional pottery, her usual medium, into innovative multimedia art, moving her work from kitchen cupboard shelves to museum walls, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. She was 87.<p>Her son, Charles, said the cause was …

The Arts

The Five Most Amazing Things That Were 3-D-Printed This Year - MIT Technology Review

Additive manufacturing has been hyped for years. But in 2017 much of its promise materialized: 3-D printing took a series of big steps out of the …

High-tech art in Houston: data-driven installations look at issues like Hurricane Harvey and mass incarceration

Musical acts like Nine Inch Nails, Solange and Radiohead’s Thom York might have take up most of the spotlight at this at this year’s Day for Night, a …

Science Simulation With 3D Printing

Sometimes the best way to understand a concept is to see it in action and thanks to this new 3D model by Robert Hemlich, students can watch how erosion from rivers formed the grand canyon. Roberts model consists of two main parts (and some helper objects). The first is a topographic map of the …

Visual 3D Print Finishing Guide

With 3D printers now dropping to record low prices, more and more people are getting on the additive manufacturing bandwagon. As a long time believer …

Woodworking

Surreal and Colourful Artwork by OUUM Studio

OUUM is a Ukrainian studio specializing in interior or product design, graphics, digital art and 3D modeling. Each day for the last month the artists …

Ying Gao's dresses become animated "in the presence of strangers"

Fashion designer Ying Gao has created a collection of robotic dresses, with fibrous panels that delicately twist and curl when they identify …

Incorporated

Sacrificial Bridge Avoids 3D Printed Supports

[Tommy] shares a simple 3D printing design tip that will be self-evident to some, but a bit of a revelation to others: the concept of a sacrificial …

3D Printing

This T-Shirt Sewing Robot Could Radically Shift The Apparel Industry

In a soon-to-open Arkansas factory, 21 production lines manned by the Sewbot will be capable of making 1.2 million T-shirts a year–and the ripple effects will soon be felt in garment factories in the developing world.<p>When the Chinese clothing manufacturer Tianyuan Garments Company opens its newest …

Airwolf's materials strength test: What is the strongest 3D printer filament?

Jul 29, 2017 | By David<p>There are many different 3D printing materials available to the 3D printing hobbyist and professional alike, and they can vary …

3D Printing

Using 3D Printing To Speed Up Conventional Manufacturing

3D printers, is there anything they can’t do? Of course, and to many across the world, they’re little more than glorified keychain factories. Despite …

Chinese gay video ban sparks online backlash

<b>A crackdown on a wide range of internet videos by Chinese censors has caused a backlash on the country's popular micro-blogging site Sina Weibo, with many users objecting to a decision to ban content which features same-sex relationships.</b><p>On Chinese social media, many were left angry, baffled, and …

China

What Artificial Intelligence Reveals About Urban Change

A team of Harvard and MIT researchers takes a new approach to figure out why some neighborhoods improve while others decline.<p>Google Street View is like an urban time machine. In the 10 years since it launched, it has captured howneighborhoods have transformed over time—for the better or for worse. …

Software

Freeform Origami<p>This software is a design software that allows users to interact with origami forms while altering the crease pattern of the model. …

Art Fight! The Pinkest Pink Versus the Blackest Black

How much more black could Vantablack be? The answer is none. None more black.<p>This stuff is the blackest black. It is so black that it makes reality …

An impressive collection of circuit diagrams for Arduino electronics

"Oh my god, this is beautiful!," "What IS this?; this is SO cool!" It's not often you get such reactions (especially from non-techies) for a nerdy …

The ‘digital handmade’: how 3D printing became a new craft technology

For many people, craft is wooden chairs and pottery, all lovingly constructed by hand. A 3D-printed plastic object? Not so much.<p>The work of Australian designer Berto Pandolfo, shown in a new exhibition at Kensington Contemporary in Sydney, upends that rule. His sidetables demonstrate that digital …

3D Printing

The Expressiveness of Form - Formalism in Art

June 4, 2017<p>Deeply invested in contemporary art, Widewalls magazine aims to provide a unique experience for its readers in form of in-depth and …

The 'digital handmade': how 3D printing became a new craft technology

For many people, craft is wooden chairs and pottery, all lovingly constructed by hand. A 3D-printed plastic object? Not so much.<p>The work of …

3D Printing