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   xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Sep 9 12:00 AM

Sept 9, 2010: Egg Bot

Three guys have put together this Egg-Bot kit, which decorates damn near anything, spherical or ovoid and smaller than a grapefruit, with a sharp marker. You can have the bestest Christmas balls, or Easter eggs, in town.



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The Eggbot software allows you to control the 'bot from within Inkscape-- a superb freeware illustration program -- on Mac, Windows, or Linux computers. You can draw an image directly, trace a photograph, or import designs from other programs. You can also control the Eggbot directly from many other programs that have the ability to send serial commands over a USB port.
Sounds like fun.

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toranokaze  Thursday Sep 9 01:42 AM

In my day all you got to color eggs was a box of crayons



SPUCK  Thursday Sep 9 06:01 AM

Is this where we find out Sharpies are poisonous?



Trilby  Thursday Sep 9 06:47 AM

I think the bestest Christmas balls are Schweddy's delicious balls!



classicman  Thursday Sep 9 08:56 AM

Looks pretty neat, but for $200 - dayum.



ZenGum  Thursday Sep 9 09:08 AM

I wouldn't shell out that much.



classicman  Thursday Sep 9 09:26 AM

yolk yolk yolk



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Sep 9 09:29 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by classicman View Post
Looks pretty neat, but for $200 - dayum.
That's dirt cheap for what's involved to do that.


Sheldonrs  Thursday Sep 9 09:31 AM

Hmmm... I wonder...







classicman  Thursday Sep 9 10:01 AM

I know xob - you sold me the damn thing with your cute pics and description... then I saw the price and realized it was WAY out of my budget.



monster  Thursday Sep 9 12:24 PM

Cheaper than going to a tattoo parlor to get your balls inked.



Pete Zicato  Thursday Sep 9 02:30 PM

If you like that sort of thing, you might like this as well. An inexpensive (comparatively) 3d printer.

http://www.boingboing.net/2010/09/06...ble-perso.html



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Sep 9 03:51 PM

That won't cover what you have, and it plain, no designs, which it the point.



Cloud  Thursday Sep 9 04:15 PM

I'm constantly amazed at the enormous amount of ingenuity and effort people put into useless shit. Why can't this inventiveness and energy be channeled into stopping global warming or something?



Sheldonrs  Thursday Sep 9 06:50 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cloud View Post
I'm constantly amazed at the enormous amount of ingenuity and effort people put into useless shit. Why can't this inventiveness and energy be channeled into stopping global warming or something?
Because nobody is going to buy a global warming solution unless Ron Popiel sells it.


monster  Thursday Sep 9 10:02 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cloud View Post
I'm constantly amazed at the enormous amount of ingenuity and effort people put into useless shit. Why can't this inventiveness and energy be channeled into stopping global warming or something?
Maybe this technology can be adapted to replace a less environmentally friendly process?

....but wait a minute..... as someone so actively in favor of ink and piercing -both "useless" adornments, isn't it a little rich to criticise others for seeking new ways to decorate their environment?


Cloud  Thursday Sep 9 10:53 PM

perhaps, although I don't really concede the analogy. I'm certainly in favor of decorative arts and more beauty in the world. I was more thinking of the engineering and software that went into this thing, which is far more complex than the application of needles to flesh.

and I fully acknowledge that people, including me, spend vast amounts of time and energy on useless stuff. I'm still amazed, though.



lupin..the..3rd  Friday Sep 10 09:51 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cloud View Post
I'm constantly amazed at the enormous amount of ingenuity and effort people put into useless shit. Why can't this inventiveness and energy be channeled into stopping global warming or something?
A. Anthropomorphic global warming is a farce.

B. This device is a machine to allow a person to create art, using an egg and colored pens, instead of a canvas and paint brushes. So all art is useless then??


Spexxvet  Friday Sep 10 10:05 AM

It's a 3-D spirograph! Want.

It's eggzactly what I was looking for.



monster  Friday Sep 10 10:16 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cloud View Post
perhaps, although I don't really concede the analogy. I'm certainly in favor of decorative arts and more beauty in the world. I was more thinking of the engineering and software that went into this thing, which is far more complex than the application of needles to flesh.

and I fully acknowledge that people, including me, spend vast amounts of time and energy on useless stuff. I'm still amazed, though.
I still think it has potential for testicular tattoos......


xoxoxoBruce  Friday Sep 10 01:42 PM

Each axis is controlled by a stepper motor. Stepping and testicles, should not be used in the same sentence.



monster  Friday Sep 10 05:09 PM

I think any sentence with stepping and testicles would have quite a wring to it....



kerosene  Monday Sep 13 11:06 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by monster View Post
I still think it has potential for testicular tattoos......
Either way, you can decorate your huevos!


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