Anycubic I3 Mega

Yes, I finally took the leap to get my own 3D printer. After quite a bit of webby research I landed on the Anycubic I3 Mega as hitting the sweetspot for price, quality and features. There is quite an…


Razer Blade Pro and some Kenchy Wallpaper

I splurged out on a beasty yet beautiful Razer Blade Pro late last year with the intent of using it as a catalyst for more 3D creative work as well as gaming when time allowed. Here is the machine…


Sketchbook Pro

I am lucky enough to be experimenting with a beefy Microsoft Surface Book and while I was using Photoshop for drawing and sketching before, I thought I might give Autodesk's Sketchbook Pro a go…


Grunty Ghosts

Our first suite of the MSI Ghost Pro GS60 4K machines are out and being used by some of the research and teaching staff around the Built Environment. We decided to deploy a set of these after seeing…


Graphics Laptop Time

Whether it be for gaming, 3D visualisation, Simulation, 3D Modelling or a raft of other graphics intensive computing use - mobile hardware continues to evolve for us. I love that UNSW Built…


The Note 3

When it came time to get my phone upgrade after having a loan Samsung Galaxy S4 there were a few choices. Going back to the world of the iPhone really wasnt one of them, despite the wonderful…


Graphics Apps on the SurfacePro2

I have been using Photoshop plenty on the SurfacePro2 and apart from the odd issue with a driver it works like a treat. Being able to sketch, colour, edit and manipulate all live there on the screen…


Replicator Gen5 and Other Fun Things

One of the great revolutions that we are in the midst of is personal fabrication of all its various flavours. The rise of the 3D printer as an affordable service or in the office/home device means we…


Dancing with Google Tango

Google has opened up applications for early exploration of their Project Tango kit. It is great to see people like Google who are able to innovate in this nexus of the device, the OS, the…


Mcor Iris first prints

3D printing is in a real boom at the moment as innovators bring to market more interesting machines all the time. The Mcor Iris uses sheets of A4 paper glued and cut to build up the 3D models and…


Digital Stylus powered tablets

We got delivery of our first 'laptop lab' designed more for stylus work than our usual grunty workstation laptops. The gorgeous Wacom Cintiq Companion machines will be the front lines in studio…


3D Scanning Printing and Such Things

Here at UNSW Built Environment we have been exploring 3D printing not only for final models of product or architectural designs but as a way to explore the design options and ideas during the…


Glasses, Goggles, Screens and Such

After yesterday's post looking at our new Media Wall I wanted to look briefly at a few other nice pieces of tech. While our 165" screen is cool, it is still a screen 'on a wall' rather than the…


BE Media Wall

Our new 165" Media Wall (Video Wall) went in over the last week and it looks super. The back-of-the-lifts-wall in the Red Centre (Built Environment) gallery space has been crying out for a large…


3D Printing

The options around 3D printing just keep expanding as companies, kickstarters and researchers push the boundaries in terms of technology, process and affordability/approachability. Here in UNSW BE we…


Peripheral Gadgetry

With Kickstarter doing a great job of bringing groovy technologies to life I thought I might mention a few pieces of cool tech that has piqued interest for me or those around me. Oculus Rift With…


VR AR and colouring in

The Virtual Reality (VR) of the Oculus Rift is stellar (first look yesterday) as are advances in surgery with VR (New 3D Surgeon Helmet Turns Complex Surgery Into Virtual Reality-Like Experience) but…


Oculus Rift

Today I took a moment to install and try out the game changing Oculus Rift. With education in the Built Environment disciplines spending much of its endeavour in the practice of designing potential…


Digital Sketchpad Testing

Time for a new set of experiments. Sketching is a great outlet, not only is it a nice way to explore visual ideas, but it an elegant way to keep the creative juices flowing without gearing up with a…


New Monster and a Mobile Sketching Experiment

Here is one of the more recent sketches of a Loch Maiden proudly sporting a huge stone necklace and a nicely uprooted tree. The pencil sketch was coloured in Photoshop over a treated screengrab from…