Innovative ArTech Showcase: Interactive QR Code Necklace Made From Color 3D Printer!


Ever wonder how far a 3D printer can go? Well now we can mix 3D printing via Shapeways.com with augmented reality with barcode scanning databases with interactive literal consumer art technology. This is all possible due to the fact that we ALL have smartphones… yes even the 5 year olds have our OLD iphones from 3 years ago,…*sigh*…no wait I take back that sigh, I think 5 year olds growing up on a cellphone with a CPU faster than our old desktops from 5 years ago is a GREAT thing especially because these smartphones have everything in them, microphone, mp3 player, camera, video, GPS, and even a radio data link to the entire Earth and even some servers in orbit and soon to be on the Moon! (and hopefully Mars).  These cellphone computers have cameras, which can now scan line Barcodes to ID supermarket produce, upload the data to amazon or google and compare the prices all while at the store and without typing in the name!  Or it can read the more popular QR Codes that can embed a website link within itself, and these custom QR codes can be generated at this website

“Just submit the text you want to be encoded or the image of a QR code pre-generated, and your image is the smartphones command!  This QR code pendant can contain any encoded message that you wish (max. 25 characters).     The QR codes are now used in many spheres of life. They can contain some both numbers and letters, so you can encode any kind of text information, be it address, phone number, message, name, web link, etc.
Most of the modern mobile phones (and apple iphone was one of the first to feature this technology) can decode the QR codes, making QR-coding a funny, easy and peculiar way to say something.
The pendant consists of two parts – the white part (this one) and the dark part, which can be found here:

-via Shapeways.com

Just Imagine how far this could go, imagine a massive 3d sculture of a QR code that contains a QR code within each block, like a self symmetrical fractal QR code!

WOW This girl uses a digital sewing machine to create a QR code Scarf!!!What an awesome trend, how about a clothing design pattern that includes a Jacket COVERED in QR code patterns that ALL function as working QR code links but also blend into what looks like a monochrome digicamo like style! 😀

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by fred on August 30, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Hello,
    Interesting article
    Actually, if you have an interest in 3D Printers you may want to have a look at BotMill:
    http://www.BotMill.com
    Keep up the good work

    Reply

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