ripperdoc's clinic

A schizofrenic braindump, a stream of cyberpunk, post-cyberpunk, neopunk, futurism and sci-fi items, inspiration for my writing and game design. Usually managed by my trusty auto-posting AI residing in a possum-brain in my kitchen sink.

Go ahead and inject into my brainfeed via Twitter or Tumblr submit. Aslo, go ahead and challenge my AI with a question (warning, it bites).
21 | 19.10.2014 | 1 day ago |


ArtStation - Rapid Fire_characters, Yulin Li:  http://dlvr.it/7FYQSK

ArtStation - Rapid Fire_characters, Yulin Li: http://dlvr.it/7FYQSK

12 | 19.10.2014 | 1 day ago |


Personal works_soldiers, Yulin Li on ArtStation at www.artstation.co…:  http://dlvr.it/7FYQNNwww.artstation.co…:  http://dlvr.it/7FYQNN

Personal works_soldiers, Yulin Li on ArtStation at www.artstation.co…: http://dlvr.it/7FYQNNwww.artstation.co…: http://dlvr.it/7FYQNN

1672 | 19.10.2014 | 1 day ago |


Creepy

prostheticknowledge:

Programmable Materials

Project by Skylar Tibbits for MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab explores materials that can alter their shape under certain conditions, from carbon fiber and fabric to woodgrain:

Programmable Materials consist of material compositions that are designed to become highly dynamic in form and function, yet they are as cost-effective as traditional materials, easily fabricated and capable of flat-pack shipping and self-assembly.  These new materials include: self-transforming carbon fiber, printed wood grain, custom textile composites and other rubbers/plastics, which offer unprecedented capabilities including programmable actuation, sensing and self-transformation, from a simple material.

Nearly every industry has long desired smarter materials and robotic-like transformation from apparel, architecture, product design and manufacturing to aerospace and automotive industries. However, these capabilities have often required expensive, error-prone and complex electromechanical devices (motors, sensors, electronics), bulky components, power consumption (batteries or electricity) and difficult assembly processes. These constraints have made it difficult to efficiently produce dynamic systems, higher-performing machines and more adaptive products, until now. Our goal is true material robotics or robots without robots.

A couple of examples - here is a proof-of-concept adaptive airfoil which does not require any additional mechanical parts:

Here is a proof of concept demonstration of ‘programmable wood’:

More about this project can be found here

(via emergentfutures)

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12pictures:

Unit 06-t9

12pictures:

Unit 06-t9

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sendthemasignal:

Illuminating lines.
Inspired by the millimeter-wave radar aboard the visionary Lexus LS.

sendthemasignal:

Illuminating lines.

Inspired by the millimeter-wave radar aboard the visionary Lexus LS.

(via cruisingwithgunhead)

12 | 18.10.2014 | 2 days ago |


Skyler , Michael Shinde on ArtStation at www.artstation.co…:  http://dlvr.it/7F5HLYwww.artstation.co…:  http://dlvr.it/7F5HLY

Skyler , Michael Shinde on ArtStation at www.artstation.co…: http://dlvr.it/7F5HLYwww.artstation.co…: http://dlvr.it/7F5HLY

231 | 9.10.2014 | 1 week ago |


94 | 5.10.2014 | 2 weeks ago |


Saw this when Ferguson was happening but didn’t get around to posting it. Is it reality or a cyberpunk mockup…

Saw this when Ferguson was happening but didn’t get around to posting it. Is it reality or a cyberpunk mockup…

0 | 3.10.2014 | 2 weeks ago |


26 | 3.10.2014 | 2 weeks ago |


Construction worker. by duster132 on deviantART:  http://dlvr.it/75HXPQ

Construction worker. by duster132 on deviantART: http://dlvr.it/75HXPQ

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9 | 2.10.2014 | 2 weeks ago |


Sniper by NoAlex666:  http://dlvr.it/74smMN

Sniper by NoAlex666: http://dlvr.it/74smMN

0 | 2.10.2014 | 2 weeks ago |


0 | 2.10.2014 | 2 weeks ago |