SLOTLAB | virtual future

SLOTLAB | virtual future

Slot Schaesberg in Landgraaf is a ruin of a once great caste and homestead, which will be rebuilt to its old glory over the next couple decades using traditional crafts. In addition, the SlotLab initiative was founded to complement this development with experimental approaches to monument renovation using contemporary technologies like 3D printing and sustainable materials. Source: Nationaal Monumenten Portaal Six different labs are developing separate elements of this reconstruction; sustainable slates (roofing), sustainable wood construction, 3D printing, bacterium based light sources and glass construction protheses. My job is to capture the ambitions of these different labs into a singular VR experience, so visitors of the IBA exhibition in September 2020 can already step into the future and see the full scope of SlotLab’s aspirations....
PAPER & EQUATOR | lantern project: hyperion

PAPER & EQUATOR | lantern project: hyperion

After winning the second prize at the Mozilla WINS Challenge – Wireless Innovations for the Networked Society – the Lantern Project proceeded to evolve toward an operational platform. I was kept involved through the development of the next hardware prototype, code name ‘Hyperion’. This design features an e-ink display that can be used to provide user feedback independent from wireless connection with a smartphone. Eventually it might even be capable of acting as a navigation system towards strategic locations during a distaster. In June of 2019 I was invited to join the team in Montréal, Canada and Beacon, New York for a field test of the latest hard- and software. The first tests were very promising, and allowed us to communicate intuitively between 5 separate devices over distances beyond 1km without the use of cellular networks. Of course the field tests also brought numerous points for improvement to light, which have been evaluated thoroughly – leading to a new concept design that will be the bases of future...
PRINT+ | shuffle adapter

PRINT+ | shuffle adapter

I own a pair of headphones that represent to me all that is great about 3D printing: when ordered all you receive is a small package that fits through your letterbox, containing just the electronics and soft parts of the product. From the Print+ website you can download as many casing designs as you want, and 3D print them locally. Since it’s made easy to assemble and disassemble yourself, when something breaks you can simply repair it yourself. What’s more, since you have access to the source files you can even adapt the design to your own liking. In my case, I loved the design but I was used to wireless headphones by now. Print+ allowed me to solve my own problem by customizing the design. Fitting in an actual Bluetooth module seemed a bit complex, but since I had an old iPod Shuffle lying around the solution became much simpler; I just added a little bracket to the side cover and bought a short jackplug adapter, this way I created an autonomous headset without any wires interfering my music...
3D GRAPH | 40 years at Ouweland

3D GRAPH | 40 years at Ouweland

When my father celebrated his 40th year at Ouweland Expeditie BV I modeled their location from photo references and turned it into my first attempt at a 3D graph. The model features 20 trucks and 23 employees, meant to convey the scale of their operation. As a salute to his jubilee the employees are arranged to form the shape of “40”. It was printed on my Blueprinter...
CUBE MUSEUM | cultivated meat incubator

CUBE MUSEUM | cultivated meat incubator

For a CUBE Museum exhibition about cultivated meat I was asked to make a showmodel of ‘the incubator of the future’. SLS (nylon) 3D printing and extensive post processing was combined with a base of stainless steel, LED lighting and color printing on acrylic. The tubes were a produced though SLS printing and FCS (full color sandstone) printing....