Justin’s talk proposal, “Merging technologies to bring 3D printing status to the web” has been accepted for EclipseCon 2013 in Boston!
He’s been working on bringing MQTT support into ReplicatorG via Eclipse Paho. Beyond that, the overall goal is to bring those updates onto the web Internet-of-things style. If you don’t want to click through to the talk session page, Justin will be covering:
Integrating Eclipse Paho into ReplicatorG to handle M2M messaging with MQTT
Integrating GSON into ReplicatorG
Building ReplicatorG with Eclipse
Building a web socket server using pywebsocket
Building a response site that using HTML5 web socket API
If you happened to watch the Video Game Awards on Spike TV on December 7th, you might have noticed a Minecraft clip that aired that put the host of the program, Sam Jackson, in the game.
One would often assume that segment was produced by Mojang, but rather that was the animation stylings of David Steele and Jordan Maron. We were originally contacted by the producers of the program a few months before the air date, as they had viewed some of David’s previous Minecraft related animations.
We able to get said clip completed with time to spare. If you recognized the voice of happy guy, who gets taken down by Sam, that was Jordan.
We want to say thank you to Geoff Keighley and the producers at the VGA’s for giving us a ring. We had a blast being able to produce it.
David is running a number of drawing, modeling, animation, and other tid bits in a new series of videos called Adventure Something. A definite must-see into some of the work that happens behind the scenes on so many of things we do here at Stickman from the animation department.
We’ve been continuing our software work for the land of 3D printers. One of our most recent additions to the lab, the Makerbot Replicator 2. Initial impressions is that it’s a well built machine, but we’re still working out the overall kinks.
It cannot be stated the amount of work that was put in to this video. We watched over the course of three weeks at the office as it came together, culminating in a video that is nearly a shot by shot recreation of the original (including little details such as certain flipped reflections). All the assets were created from scratch in Maya, from sets to the character rigging.
We recently brought in a Makerbot Dual Replicator into the office. The primary reason was for faster product prototyping and it’s been an absolute joy to work with.
Besides working from a product perspective, we’ve also dived into the guts of the software. Justin has been actively build a web status panel that utilizes Eclipse Paho, MQTT, python and the ever present HTML5 websocket. He goes into a bit of the details on his blog.
What to see what our Makerbot is printing? You can always check the stats on our Stickman Makerbot Status page, powered by Justin’s open source code.
Justin, as well as his wife and eldest daughter Alli are roaming the grounds at Maker Faire Bay Area, which if you’ve never heard of it is a “two-day, family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.” If you’re in San Mateo, go out and not only see and hear about cool things being built, but also build right there at the show!
UPDATE: Justin’s daughter Alli was featured on Make:Live!