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In my wanderings

I was a vagrant yesterday, and in my wanderings, I came to the media lab where Little Springtime works, and where the hedgehog from last entry was printed. Verily I say unto you, we live in the future.

Here is a ukelele, made with a 3D printer

3D printed ukelele

And here is a lampshade:

3D printed lampshade

Here are the banks of printers. Their brand is "makerbot replicator." Alas, if I say "Earl Grey, hot!" they are not yet able to produce an aromatic drink.

Makerbot 3D printers

For a drink, you have to go here:

Blue Wall

Very futuristic, right? The scene reminds me of a big airport, like Dallas Fort Worth, or Sydney.

If you are craving something organic at this point... here are friends with a pulse, and wings

geese UMass


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yamamanama
Mar. 20th, 2015 04:22 pm (UTC)
I can think of no better use for a 3D printer.
asakiyume
Mar. 21st, 2015 08:08 pm (UTC)
The ukelele makes me really happy.
yamamanama
Mar. 22nd, 2015 02:17 am (UTC)
Ukuleles should make everyone happy. In fact, I'm probably going to listen to ukulele music for the next few days to restore emotional equilibrium.
sartorias
Mar. 20th, 2015 05:05 pm (UTC)
Look at those beautiful ducks!
yamamanama
Mar. 20th, 2015 05:23 pm (UTC)
I was about to say "They're geese." Then I noticed the mallards.
asakiyume
Mar. 21st, 2015 08:08 pm (UTC)
There is a flourishing abundance of waterfowl ^_^
cucumberseed
Mar. 20th, 2015 05:56 pm (UTC)
This seems like a very Little Springtime place to work.
(I am kind of jealous)
asakiyume
Mar. 21st, 2015 08:11 pm (UTC)
She gets to wear a green lab coat. She's practically an extra on Star Trek!
wlotusopenid
Mar. 20th, 2015 06:03 pm (UTC)
The geek in my is fascinated. The tin-foil philosopher in me is horrified at the possibilities.
asakiyume
Mar. 21st, 2015 08:11 pm (UTC)
The tin-foil philosopher in me is horrified at the possibilities.

But what could possibly go wrong???
cmcmck
Mar. 20th, 2015 06:16 pm (UTC)
Why am I reminded of this?:



asakiyume
Mar. 21st, 2015 08:30 pm (UTC)
That is awesome ^_^. I only saw about three episodes of that show, but I thought they were great.
cmcmck
Mar. 22nd, 2015 10:56 am (UTC)
Most of them are out there on you tube!
osprey_archer
Mar. 20th, 2015 06:39 pm (UTC)
Makerbot recplicator? It's like they've named these things in the specific hope that the machines will run mad and try to churn out a dystopian future.

I like the geese. Did you ever read Jane Langton's The Fledgling?
asakiyume
Mar. 21st, 2015 09:40 pm (UTC)
It's kind of a cute name, though? I get the feeling that if they run mad, it'll be in a sorcerer's apprentice style rather than in a HAL 9000 style.

I haven't read The Fledgling--what's it about?
osprey_archer
Mar. 21st, 2015 11:49 pm (UTC)
They would probably manufacture adorable little plastic minions a la Despicable Me, it's true.

The Fledgling is about a girl who learns to fly from a Canada goose. It occurs to me that an adult reading it for the first time might find the villains rather cartoonish, but the learning-to-fly bits are marvelous, and I adore the heroine, Georgie.
xjenavivex
Mar. 20th, 2015 08:12 pm (UTC)
thank you
asakiyume
Mar. 21st, 2015 09:41 pm (UTC)
((strong hugs))

You're welcome
xjenavivex
Mar. 20th, 2015 08:13 pm (UTC)
thank you
asakiyume
Mar. 21st, 2015 09:42 pm (UTC)
I think one of those featured in an episode of Agent Carter! My father has mentioned them :-)
khiemtran
Mar. 21st, 2015 03:40 am (UTC)
We are indeed living in the future! The picture of the ducks looks like what happened when one duck got into the MakerBot Replicator...
asakiyume
Mar. 21st, 2015 09:44 pm (UTC)
It was actually two ducks (or, since they're more numerous in this photo, two Canada geese) chasing each other through the replicator. Two became four became sixteen.... it's a good thing they got tired when they did.
thursdaysisters
Mar. 21st, 2015 01:16 pm (UTC)
GRABBY HANDS

Do you actually play ukulele?? :-D
asakiyume
Mar. 21st, 2015 09:45 pm (UTC)
I don't! This wasn't for me; this was something someone else had made.

... If I learn to play a stringed instrument, the first one on my list is banjo. I like *listening* to ukelele though.
docdad2
Mar. 21st, 2015 01:53 pm (UTC)
Living in the Future
Truly - we are. I recall my mother describing milk deliveries to her house via horse-drawn carriage (and being told to leave the Horse Poop Alone!).
3D printers. Will we soon see catalogs offering instructions for 3D printouts of "Things" rather than having a truck deliver it to the house?
I see ice in the waterway. We still have 18" in the fields.
D
asakiyume
Mar. 21st, 2015 09:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Living in the Future
Wow, milk deliveries in a horse and buggy, and just a generation back. That's wonderful.

I cropped the geese photo, otherwise you would have seen the sign that said "thin ice" at the front. Yes, very thin indeed!

And I wonder what this season is going to be like for maple tapping. Very abbreviated, I'm guessing.
pdlloyd
Mar. 21st, 2015 06:56 pm (UTC)
There is so much wonder in a vision of the future that includes replicators, but the wish for the organic and living is strong. I appreciate the utilitarian nature of the workplace, but feel that it's important for the utilitarian to also be beautiful. So, thank you for the ducks, after all those straight lines. And thank you for ukeleles.
asakiyume
Mar. 21st, 2015 09:49 pm (UTC)
Yes, softness and curves, music and outdoor winds, along with electronic marvels and futuristic lighting--eclectic is good.
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