Contour Crafting 3D printing in construction

3D printing in Construction

Just a quick post for now as I continue to migrate from to WordPress. What an incredible world the burgeoning technology of 3D printing promises! 3D printing comes in many forms and is beginning to show some dramatic leaps and bounds as the world embraces a new found ability to produce complex forms all…

lexus swarm quadrocopter, batteries not included


I have been watching with great interest as people all around the world are starting to do amazing things with quadrocopters. They are capable of precisely controlled motion and are getting better all the time. The applicaitons for these things are wide ranging and I hope to talk about them more soon and specifically how…

Occipital Structure Sensor

Structure Scanner – For Construction

I work in the construction industry and we are in a very exciting time as 3D CAD systems and building information modelling (BIM) are being used more and more as standard throughout the industry with great effect. Whilst Im producing designs for building enclosures I am coming to rely on the building model more. I…

Solar updraft tower, enviromission tower

Solar Upraft Towers

A solar updraft tower is chimney with a greenhouse skirt and a central turbine. As the sun heats the air under the skirt it rises up the chimney and turns the turbine. This process will happen as long as there is a temperature difference between ground level and the top of the chimney. The taller…