Tom Schmidt

122 Flips | 10 Magazines | 15 Likes | 1 Following | 3 Followers | @TomSchmidt2 | I am a studio artist teaching ceramics and digital fabrication at UNC Charlotte. You can see my work at www.thomasschmidt.org

A Collection of Objects Extracted from the Bottom of a River

At the beginning of the 2000’s, a new metro line was created in Amsterdam beside the Amstel river. The operation demanded to completely pump the …

Tony Cragg, Endless Form // June 30–September 30, 2018

<b>Tony Cragg</b><b><br>Endless Form</b><br>June 30–September 30, 2018<p><b>Museo Nivola</b><br>Via Gonare n°2<br>08026 Orani (NU)<br>Italy<p>Curated by Giuliana Altea and Antonella Camarda<p>The …

The future of branding? The third dimension

Hey Helvetica, why don’t you slap on this stereoscopic headset?<p>That’s a nice typeface. Does it come in three dimensions?<p>As fonts make their way into augmented and virtual worlds, designers are posed with creating type that doesn’t just live in the X and Y world, but in Z-space, too. At least that’s …

3D Printer Filament Storage Solution

PrintDry has created a new 3D printer filament storage solution that now offers a vacuum seal to help keep your 3D printing filament in top …

Pocket Projector Uses Raspberry Pi

Who doesn’t want a pocketprotector projector? Nothing will impress a date more than being able to whip out a PowerPoint presentation of your latest …

Resumer 3D Safely Restarts Your 3D Print From Any Layer

Failed 3D prints can be very annoying and costly if your 3D printer doesn’t have a resume feature after an issue or problem has occurred which has …

Pixy2 Arduino, Raspberry Pi Robot Vision Smart Sight Sensor

Raspberry Pi and Arduino enthusiasts, makers and developers may be interested in a new smart sight sensor created by development company Charmed …

Rammed Earth Construction: 15 Exemplary Projects

This week, we're highlighting a selection of the best images of projects built using rammed earth. These 15 works show the attractive aesthetic …

Augmented-reality projection lamp with Raspberry Pi and Android Things

If your day has been a little fraught so far, watch this video. It opens with a tableau of methodically laid-out components and then shows them …

Augmented Reality

Apple invests $10M in greenhouse gas-free aluminum smelting

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard joined key execs from Apple and industrial manufacturers Alcoa and Rio Tinto to announce a new process for smelting aluminum that removes greenhouse gases from the equation.<p>Alcoa and Rio Tinto are creating a joint venture …

Tim Cook

New Book and Exhibition Explore the Hidden Side of Ceramics

In the hyper-digital 21st- century, it’s only natural that people have felt the urge to reconnect to the physical world around them. First came …

These bricks are made out of desert sand but are as strong as concrete

After air and water, usable sand is the natural resource that we use the most of. It's what entire cities are made of and it's running out.<p>A group of …

Mexican Houses That Show the Many Ways to Use Bricks

This week we present a selection of the best images of brick houses published on our site. These 11 Mexican projects reveal the diversity of …

Advanced Bondo Tips for Designers and Modelmakers

How to make extrusions, flexible parts and do the Bondo "squeeze"<p>Now that you've watched Part 1 and Part 2 of the Bondo tips series, here's Part 3, …

Industrial Designer

Let’s Bring Back the Age of Automatons

Long before the concept of A.I., as we know it today existed, humans started building machines that seemed to move and even think by a will of their …

Hummingbirds

Here’s everything you need to know about Ceramic 3D Printing!

Recently, the use of ceramics has gained popularity due to the versatility, beauty, and safety of the material. While metals and plastics have been …

Design Rules for 3D Printing

A list of rules to keep in mind when designing parts for 3D printing. Learn more about the key strengths of each 3D printing …

K40 Laser Cutter, Meet Raspberry Pi

The inexpensive Chinese K40 laser cutter has become the staple of many a small workshop within our community, providing a not-very-large and …

Raspberry Pi

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 …

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, …

'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 …

Museums

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 …

Energy Efficiency

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, …

Blade Runner

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 …

Art

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 …

Ceramics

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 …