Friday, January 29, 2016

FRIDAY MUSIC FEATURE: A.F.R.O. All flows Run Outward

I have to say this kid is an ode to the Hip Hop/Rap Flow of old. I know he isn't the first in the game to have an awesome flow but definitely something you can dig on. His vocabulary is phenomenal and his flow goes on and on. I saw a clip of him on Queen Latifah's show where he did a of the top random object freestyle. I thought he was good so of course I took to google with my interest and checked out his songs on SoundCloud. I can say I would honestly buy his album. I kind of got the Wu-Tang flow off of some of his songs and of course Wu is still my shit.

With a few more years under his belt he could be one of the top Hip Hop/Rap artist. I can't wait to see what else is coming from him he definitely has my dollar. One of my favorite checks that showcases some of the skill A.F.R.O.has is Code #829. The beat switches up right in the middle of the track and so does his flow.

He is definitely worth a check out.

Monday, January 25, 2016

3D Printing

I went into one of my favorites stores today and noticed they had one of there 3D printers on display. I haven't really been keeping up with the 3D printing as I have no use for it at the moment, I noticed one of the sales reps giving a demonstration of what the device can do. He printed a bowl, something simple and small. While I was watching this the thought crossed my mind, Why not print action figures, characters from your favorite comic or your own creation. Now of course I am not the only or the first person who was thinking this very thing. The gentlemen standing in front of me asked that very questions. So the sales associate said good point but you would need other things like a 3D modeling in order to do that and it wouldn't be precise with the joints of the figure for it to function.

This got me thinking. I don't do much with modeling and such but i do know a little about programming and it shouldn't be a hard transition to be able to turn concepts into 3D models ready for printing right? How hard could it be? As I start this journey down the path of 3D modeling and printing I will consider all the options pros and cons.

Most 3D printers are well into the thousands for high quality ones anyway but could be worth the investment. I am sure many have been using the technology for years but for regular hobbits starting small might be the key.

In the coming months I will be doing some research on 3D printers and models and see where it takes me.