3D Printer (minecraft)

An exclusive interview with Alexander Boden, the infamous 3D printer model maker who created a village in Minecraft and then recreating it as a small scale model (each block is only 1mm). He did this by working with his research colleague Sebastian Draxler, utilizing a variety of software tools and a (not inexpensive) Zprinter 650 - 3D printer, owned by the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) dept of Siegen University in Germany.

For those more interested in the work of this research group, more can be found about them and work in the field of HCI here:
http://www.uni-siegen.de/fb5/wirtschaftsinformatik/index.html.en?lang=en

They are currently looking for more students to be part of their HCI masters program.

Also more information can be found about other 3D printers from ZCorp and the other applications they are being used for at http://www.zcorp.com

Also more information about all things Minecraft related can be found at this great resource:
http://www.MinecraftForum.net

This interview was conducted by Curse video dept staff member Olly.

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I bet urtier was invovled as well..
you gotta love the germans.
you cant really love that accent tho, gosh we suck at speaking english.
I have one 3D printer at home, feel free contact me for any additional info. http://www.uprint3dprinting.com/
can u print cheats with it?
Parent
If you give me an idea how then sure. 3D is meaning of 3 dimensions, so it's pretty complicated to print 2d things, if you know what I mean.
Parent
who thought it would be a good idea for you to remain YCN admin even tho you are a busted cheater?
what kind of message does that send?
Parent
image: LOOK_AT_ALL_THE_FUCKS_I_GIVE

And I believe that my personal achievements in this game doesn't effect my work either online or offline. Just deal with it, I am an admin there and I will be in 6 months after this tag is removed.
Parent
so punishing cheaters is not part of ur companies policies.
sad to hear that
Parent
The company is not mine so if you wish to complaint to someone then feel free to contact admin@ycn-hosting.com (Evgeny or Marcus are the ones monitoring this e-mail) or if you are one of our clients then by creating a support ticket: https://cpanel.ycn-hosting.com/?module=tickets.
Why should they punish me for doing a good joob for YCN by supporting all the clients (even the ones who got nothing to do with CF community)?
Everyone is making mistakes in their lives, if you haven't done any yet then I bet you must be bored to death at least I'd be.
Parent
i think that the only thing keeping people from cheating is fear.
people should be afraid of the consquences and there should be some, even for good admins.
Parent
I am not even afraid of death, why should I be afraid of something Internet related? This talk is useless, you won't get rid of me even if you wanted that really really much, it's my reputation here which has suffered from me being banned not yours or YCN's. I still try to support community by providing a server for eiM and SPU9 for testing their map and also a server for #et.gather.
Parent
I have to agree with him on this one. He's been and is the best YCN admin I've met so far...
Parent
well i am not a big fan of judging cheaters on a case to case basis.
for me a cheater is a cheater.
Parent
yea but it's a job, his work. If you steal something like lets say.. cleaning rags! And you actually get caught. You will get sued because of theft.

I've always assumed you work for a cleaning service but nobody at your work is gonna give a f*ck about what you did.
Parent
i dont rly get ur point.
Parent
ES IS SEINE ARBEIT.
WENN DU WEGEN IRGNDWAS GEBUSTED WIRST SAGEN WIR DU KLAUST EIN AUTO DANN WIRD DAS DEINEN CHEF AUCH NUR HERZLICH WENIG INTERESSIEREN. BLÖDES BEISPIEL ABER U GET MY POINT NOW. Is ja deine Privatzeit
Parent
naja also da wo ich herkomme wirst du gefeuert wenn du als diebt verurteilt wirst.
Parent
ja aber die sind ja von wo anders.
Andere Länder, andere Sitten; D
Parent
Bit weird, never liked Mincraft tbh,
Close enough.
Sul endal on muidu huvi 3D disaini/printimise vastu või lihtsalt postitasid selle journali kuna tegu on minecraftiga?
Parent
ütleme nii et mõlemat, miks küsid?
Parent
Huvi pärast küsin. Endalegi meeldib mõnikord nokitseda, et siis skilli arendada. :D Muidu mul on olemas nii programm (Solid Edge) ning isal on olemas ka 3D printer (prindib küll ühevärviliselt, aga tulevikus on plaan midagi paremat muretseda).
Parent
too teema on minuarust päris kallis? ja päris keeruline ka :)
Parent
Solid Edge ei ole keeruline kuid korralik litsents on parajalt kallis küll. Siit leiad tasuta versiooni, et niisama nokitseda: http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/products/velocity/forms/solid-edge-student.cfm
3D printer ise on ka parajalt kallis, nii 10k+€, aga samas saab selle tööd tehes tagasi.
Parent
www.shapeways.com rocks for printing any 3d models :) Printed my first model about a month ago. Superb!
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