Solar Sinter Project

Sand and Sun meet 3d printing

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-15 1. nomaddaf commented 10 years ago

Fascinating but what did it make and is it functional? Would like to see the end result in use.I could do the same thing with pine tar but what I make would be of no value. Seems if the result were of some use they would have proudly shown it in use,
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+7 2. sidewinder commented 10 years ago

You can make vases, bowl and artworks.
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+22 3. c0mmanderKeen commented 10 years ago

Amazing tech. #1 I think its not about the products at all; when pioneering such tech its more important to show that it works first.
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+4 4. loadme commented 10 years ago

#1 there are tons of pioneer works in the past, where people said "but why??"
many of them are fundamental in todays industry processes

very nice idea, to try with cheap materials like sunlight and sand.
i would have loved to see, that his "office" would be working without the battery, but with solar energy as well.
you could then put this device in the middle of nowwhere and create glas.
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+21 5. LightAng3l commented 10 years ago

That first piece would have looked so cool in my aquarium... if I had an aquarium. :(
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+3 6. irishgek commented 10 years ago

Remember when man first said the idea of flying was crazy #1 Think what we would have if everyone just listened to them .....
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0 7. mydixiewrecked commented 10 years ago

#1 First piece i have no idea what it was but i agree with #5 would look cl in an aquarium
Second piece was a bowl great for cereal! Although i would need a bigger bowl!
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0 8. andriy2991 commented 10 years ago

that's so freaking good...
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+5 9. thorargent commented 10 years ago

I did this stuff years ago, and it can make simple bricks, stepping stones, etc. with ease. I also used it to weld, make a steam powered turbogenerator for electricity and a number of other things. You can see my videos on YouTube. The account name is thorargent. Here is one of the videos.

Incidentally, this is a good idea but his setup is way too complex. It can be done with a lot simpler setup.
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0 10. loadrunner commented 10 years ago

It looks like something made by little sea creatures, something like coral
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-1 11. nomaddaf commented 10 years ago

I understand it may have tons of room for advisement and this is a prototype. My point is why didn't they show the strength or basic characteristics of the product at this point? You seemed like you liked the bowl, but will it hold water? does it have even basic strength? WE don't know. My point is more about what the video lacks not the great idea and innovation. I did thumb up the video.
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0 12. Thanny commented 10 years ago

#4 There's a good chance that battery was acting as little more than a capacitor to provide a steady voltage, while being more or less continuously charged by the photovoltaic panels.

This was obviously a crude prototype of the concept. I can't see where it's going, but that's more an indictment of my imagination than a valid criticism of the concept.
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0 13. thorargent commented 10 years ago

Well, set a couple up making bricks, another making stepping stones, one large setup spinning fiberglass and another weaving it into cloth. Make them robotic and let them cruise across the desert making homes and buildings and solar power plants. Soon there would be all-glass cities made of sand and sun by robots.
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0 14. Unknown commented 10 years ago

Original Hacking!