Recently visited Cockatoo Island in Sydney for the 20th Annual Biennale. Plenty of great artworks, however the VR installation was my favourite. It was quite a basic implementation (not even using head tracking). Even without the advanced features I’m now used to the effect of pulling yourself forward down a tunnel while a display was strapped to your head was surreal.
After upgrading an old Rails app from 3.2.x to 4.0.x I started getting a really weird error. Made all the more confusing by the fact that I couldn’t work out why it was trying to load Moped (given Mongoid 5.0.0 no longer uses Moped).
In the leadup to our last hack day at REA I acquired a RepRap Prusa i3 kit from Aliexpress because one of the teams indicated a desire to build one from scratch. Unfortunately as the hack day approached a more important project (involving security and fraud detection) lured them away from the fun of building a 3D printer.
So it fell to me to reason through the instructions and get it working.
It doesn’t compare to the Ultimaker 2, but I feel like I now know a LOT more about 3D printing than I did before.
I visited the inaugural Future Assembly this weekend. There were some really interesting startups and companies doing emerging technology work (and some crazy bitcoin people wearing suits and looking slightly shady).
By far my favourite though, was the CSIRO Hexapod and Quadcopter. I recorded a short video for your enjoyment: