Today I took the top off a scanner, so I could turn it upside down and scan the surface underneath it. I love the scale and level of detail scanners provide, I just wanted to be able to put bigger things on top of / underneath it. The next progression for this idea is to put moving stuff underneath it (ants, water, etc.), to see how the moving scanner head stretches and crushes certain elements within the scene. That’s if my scanner lasts, as it makes some odd noises whilst scanning upside down.
Here is the first half decent result. Notice the odd artifacts (lines about 1/8th of the way down…). I wish I could replicate this effect over the whole image. Note: there is a massive (1600px wide / 2mb+) version here, to try to show the detail better.
I attended the recent Maker Faire in Newcastle. It was the first time the mighty Maker Faire had visited the UK. It was a really inspiring event. I met some great people including spending some time with the delightful Mitch Altman, who is making the world a better place, one TV at a time.
This was my favourite thing there and it gave me the confidence to get on and build my forthcoming ‘midi-octopus’:
For most of my life I have been walking up hills. For the last 5 years or so I have done a little ‘summit spin’ video on reaching the top. Here is my latest…during a lovely (if a little parky) break in Brecon over the new year.