Recently there has been a lot of discussion in the media surrounding 3D printing, robotic design and construction, and exploration of 4D at the MIT Self Assembly Lab, giving a clearer view of the possible impact of these disruptive changes.
I often discuss these trends and technologies with Zach Schoch, a computational designer in the Yazdani Studio at Cannon Design. We have worked together on a couple of research projects and share a number of common interests. In some of our conversations we focus on the desire to have more tinker/lab space, software and tools to advance our experimentation in these emerging technologies.
Well, little did I know that Zach has his own lab/studio space and has been experimenting for quite a while. A recent article in 3ders.org nicely explains his technology and experimentation with robotic 3D printing. This is pretty large scale compared to some of our Makerbot printer tests. The article also includes a video of some of his experimentation when he was at SciArc.
This is very cool work Zack and thanks for sharing it.