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Virtual Pottery Wheel And Ceramic Printer Keeps Your Hands Clay Free

Virtual Pottery Wheel And Ceramic Printer (Images courtesy CreativeApplications.net)
By Andrew Liszewski

While you don’t get quite the same level of tactile feedback as you do with a potter’s wheel and clay, the L’Artisan Electronique installation, created by Belgian-based design firm Unfold, allows you to go through the pottery making process without all the mess and misadventures provided by a spinning wheel and a lump of clay. A user is able to manipulate a virtual wireframe pot by simply moving their hands in the air, while their motions are captured and translated using a combination of a video camera and a green laser. Once their creation is complete, the results can be saved and sent to a modified RepRap 3D printer that uses clay instead of plastic to ‘print out’ a real version of their virtual pottery.

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    Virtual Pottery Wheel And Ceramic Printer Keeps Your Hands Clay Free