TOM:Melbourne 2016

This was my participation in the TOM Global Event 2016 in the Swinburne University of Technology.
This is an event to gather Engineers and Designers with the purpose of developing Open Source solutions for people with disabilities.

My team (Num2) had this challenge (description from TOM webpage):

The challenge: Christian has Hemiplegia and is paralysed from the neck down. He struggles daily with the functionality of his current wheelchair headrest. They are often invariably fixed and inflexible.

Christian’s challenge is that when he needs to look down and tilt his head forward the headrest comes away and no longer provides support. This is a problem for people who have limited lateral (sideways) muscular control. Christian’s challenge is a system that provides headrest support (including lateral support) through the degree of movement of the head and neck from upright to forward (chin on chest).

The Solution: Christian’s team came up with a 3d printed head rest that is controlled by simple electronics that moves with his head motion, constantly giving him support and control.

In this video we are doing the set up and test of the system for the Christian’s chair:

In this video there is a presentation for each team and project (we are the second team):

New Sweet Home 3D v4.0

The popular open source interior design software Sweet Home 3D has released its new 4.0 version with multiple improvements. You can see the list of new features here.

Se ha publicado la nueva versión 4.0 del popular programa open source de diseño de ambientes Sweet Home 3D, con multiples mejoras. Pueden ver la lista de nuevas caracteristicas en este link.

Link sitio: www.sweethome3d.com

The OS (OpenStructures)

Inaguramos este año 2012 con el primer post dedicado al Open Source:

OpenStructures es un proyecto colaborativo para crear un sistema donde una comunidad de diseñadores pueda trabajar en la creación de objetos modulares basados en una grilla geométrica común. El espíritu del proyecto se resume en un “todos diseñan para todos”, aportando partes, componentes y estructuras para una especie de Meccano colaborativo. Los diseños pueden licenciarse como Creative Commons y se descargan en formato DXF.

Link: http://www.openstructures.net/

WikiHouse: viviendas armables con licencias CC

WikiHouse es un proyecto de una wiki que permitirá a cualquier persona descargar planos (en forma de matrices o moldes para ensamblar) de modelos de viviendas básicas, bajo licencia Creative Commons. Esto cuando más diseños estén disponibles.
La idea es que estos planos pueden servir para que un Torno CNC corte las piezas necesarias en tableros de madera con las que se arma una vivienda, como un rompecabezas en 3D.
Ya hay un prototipo elaborado para ser presentado en la Gwangju Design Biennale 2011, en Corea del Sur.
Link: http://www.wikihouse.cc/

Noticia via http://www.manzanamecanica.org