OOML project to create blocks useful to build structures

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OOML project to create blocks useful to build structures by ra_ules Dec 30, 2011


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Hello everyone, first of all I want to introduce myself. My name is Raúl Pérula - raules.wikispaces.com/Inicio - and I am student of Master in Robotic and Automation, University Carlos III of Madrid.

This project belongs to the development project of OOML - iearobotics.com/oomlwiki/doku.php -. OOML is simply a C++ empowered OpenSCAD. If you want more information enters OOML oficial website and inform yourself, sure you will be passionate the project and want to collaborate.

Using OOML I have made a library of objects to form structures with blocks. I have created different types of blocks to have considerable diversity. There from the simplest block, which is a simple piece consists of a cube with two linkers (a hole bottom and a top flange) to more complex blocks with different shapes such as L or T.

I have done a video showing how you can use this thing so useful. The pieces are not very accurate but I think when 3D printers improve and accuracy is not a problem can be made large structures.

This is the link:



OOML is very easy to use. Once loaded the project in Eclipse - www.eclipse.org/indigo/ - (the text editor I use and recommend for its power and simplicity) and have installed OOML in your computer, here an installation guide - iearobotics.com/oomlwiki/doku.php?id=download:start -. You can modify and create your own blocks, even including new methods in collaboration with OOML project.

Furthemore, as the library objects are parametrizable, you can modify the blocks and put them to your liking, this way you can print the pieces to create differents structures.

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This looks really cool. I guess we could use it to make blocks that are compatible with the various thingiversed lego-like minifigs? We could make modular automata with on-board printable minifig operators!

Yes. You could do anything. A large structure, a bridge... And also you can modify my source code and add your own pieces to do whatever you want.