Saturday, January 10, 2009

Visiting Smidgens

Maybe I don't get out enough, but a visit with Bob Kremens to Smidgens (Gary Villa, the LaserGuy) was one of the high points of my break!

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By way of thanks, I sent him a few links to current trends (with notes on opportunities, you might want to explore...perhaps with some of our more entrepreneurial innovation students.)

  • A New Zealand company that has brilliantly "consumerized" your business. I send them line drawings, they send me laser-cut objects. ( But they're shipping from New Zealand . I imagine they could use a North American fab-site.)
  • Fabbing as popular (geek) culture. (or, why you are changing the world)
  • a blog that tracks this stuff
  • Google Sketchup. An extraordinary, and extraordinarily free, 3D modelling program.
    Soon, someone will tie this right in to a laser cutting rig...
  • A few pictures from our visit