Showing posts from December, 2019

The Making of Basculo

Exercising can be fun if done with others and only for some. Doing it alone is more than a chore. Anything that can make the activity less than “mandatory” can only lead to build up the necessary confidence to perform the task more frequently and with a due rhythm. The last two are key to actually gain any benefit fro the activities.
A gaming experience meshed within some type of workout is hardly a nuance those days. However, as all fads the excitement tend to fade out when the link between the investment in time and sweat doesn’t balance with the perceived results.
With that, I set to build something that could be multi purpose, easy to store and shareable regardless of the body size.
Entering... BASCULO. The word tipping in Italian is translated with bascolare. That is what I picked for codename of a device that among other things let you exercise the core of your body while playing games that keep your mind busy. The idea is far from being "new", as matter of fact I own…

Finally someone that speaks about the danger from a more concrete way.

Cassie does a wonderful job in telling the story around data and AI, if you like what you hear then take a look at this collection of links. I am sure that you will find something here that fits your palate.

For total beginners: those who care about AI ethics: leaders: artists:

The Making of Filini's Ghost Ride Trophy

A couple of years ago I came up with a brand and logo name for our MTB team. That is FILINI. For Christmas I wanted to build something custom from my dear friend Cristiano which runs with the nickname of GHOST RIDER within the team. You can cruise the images in higher resolution if you click on them.
This is the logo.
I used to convert the image from pixel to an STL that I could print with my 3D printer. Pixelmator at some point was involved as well. And also a good list of WTFs to figure out why the conversion wasn't producing a more clear result.

The final print had a bit of smudges here and there but nothing that clippers and acetone couldn't remove. Can't say elbow work, more knuckle hard word.

I used Liquid Metal paint (Bronze, Silver) to create sand-metal effect with which I painted the parts.
I recycled a GOPRO part which I painted Silver. Several times because although the paint holds well on lucid plastic, it required multiple passes (and time) to …