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Member Since 14 Oct 2013
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Dark Souls/Dark Souls 2 General

11 March 2014 - 05:49 PM

Anyone get DaS 2? Favorite memories from the first game? What classes do you guys play?


What is the story behind your username?

20 January 2014 - 03:16 PM

I am curious how people got their names. Did you think of it just out of the blue in the shower? Is it some sort of chemical or place in the world? Is it a memory from a favorite game? I thought of mine in the shower c:


New giant 3D printer can build a house in 24 hours

17 January 2014 - 05:54 AM

 

New giant 3D printer can build a house in 24 hours

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Scientists claim to have developed a revolutionary new giant 3D concrete printer that can build a 2,500-square-foot house in just 24 hours.

The 3D printer, developed by Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis from the University of Southern California, could be used to build a whole house, layer by layer, in a single day.

The giant robot replaces construction workers with a nozzle on a gantry, which squirts out concrete and can quickly build a home based on a computer pattern, MSN News reported.

It is "basically scaling up 3D printing to the scale of building," said Khoshnevis.

'Contour Crafting' is a layered fabrication technology and has great potential for automating the construction of whole structures as well as sub-components, according to the project website.

Using this process, a single house or a colony of houses, each with possibly a different design, may be automatically constructed in a single run, embedded in each house all the conduits for electrical, plumbing and air-conditioning.

The potential applications of this technology are far reaching including in emergency, low-income, and commercial housing.

The technology may potentially reduce energy use and emissions by using a rapid-prototype or 3D printing process to fabricate large components, according to the project website.

Featuring robotic arms and extrusion nozzles, a computer-controlled gantry system moves the nozzle back and forth.

"Our research also addresses the application of Contour Crafting in building habitats on other planets. Contour Crafting will most probably be one of the very few feasible approaches for building structures on other planets, such as the Moon and Mars, which are being targeted for human colonisation before the end of the new century," researchers said on the project website.

With the process, large-scale parts can be fabricated quickly in a layer-by-layer fashion.

The chief advantages of the Contour Crafting process over existing technologies are the superior surface finish that is realised and the greatly enhanced speed of fabrication, according to the project website


What did you guys get for Christmas?

26 December 2013 - 08:45 PM

So now that Christmas is over and most people are back at their houses, what did you guys get for Christmas?


How to get a custom mouse pad for .99!

14 December 2013 - 02:06 AM

I am not advertising. Just to let you know.

 

Desk

I recently found this website where you can get a fairly high quality custom mouse pad for only 99 cents, no surveys or any of that BS. I thought you guys might appreciate it!

Step 1: Go to www.artscow.com and make an account.

Step 2: Go to the mousepad item, click the "CREATE IT!" button and customize your mousepad, you can put whatever you want on it.

EDIT: The image on your mouse pad might be all pixelized and blurry during the customization process, but once it is printed it will be the original quality.

Step 3: After you are done customizing your mousepad, click "Add to Cart", then click "Proceed to Checkout".

On the right side there should be a box under "Coupon/Gift Certificate Code" where you can type a coupon code.

You can either use any Artscow code you find on the internet, or you can use my code which is Z099PLAYA27H7. Any of the codes should work.

After you enter the code, your order should be 99 cents, and you can continue your checkout.

The image quality on the mouse pad is surprisingly good, this is how mine turned out.

EDIT: The limit for use for each code is 100 (as of now mine hasn't reached the limit) so if mine stops working and you guys run out of codes, you guys can post each others codes in the comments and use them. To see your own referral code, go to http://www.artscow.com/unique-code

 

EDIT 2: Many people have been trying to get more than one mouse pad, but unfortunately you can only get one for $1 per household. Others in the comments have provided methods to get more than one, but use those at your own risk.

 

I copied this straight from reddit.

 

Extra codes:

Z099PLAYKTVFF

Z099MOUSEPADQ4F6T

MOUSE PAD!