[Vm-dev] I need an idea. I know you have some. Give.

Jeremy Kajikawa jeremy.kajikawa at gmail.com
Fri Mar 8 10:56:38 UTC 2013

There are existing slicer and GCode managers for running 3D printers but
the current languages of choice are...

And Java...

Is anything squeak willingly GPL or an equivalent license?

There is also a patent minefield held by Stratasys, HP and various other

Other than being referred to OpenCobalt by a friend... I had never heard of
squeak and only knew of smalltalk in passing reference from a book on logo
when I was high school 2 decades ago...

Is it possible to have seperate "Applications" within a common runtime?

I understand the "everything is an object" concept

How would you seperate the object you serialize to the printer from the
rest of the 3D view?

Detail note, AMF SVG and STL formats are used with a non mesh 3D data
structure from my own experience of 3D printers and printing

Fun Facts courtesy of reprap software toolchains as available on github

I'll step away now,  I still need to bootstrap a smalltalk environment
without squeak or any other working host setup...

So far the environment has host details and I will plugin target modules

Hopefully one of the VM wizards will enjoy stripping out non assembly for a
target generator?

That should help reduce "undefined behaviour" to a minimum set

On Mar 8, 2013 7:21 PM, "Casey Ransberger" <casey.obrien.r at gmail.com> wrote:

> Holy cow! This is a great idea, absolutely brilliant. Really the
> replacement for Logo's screen isn't a turtle on a screen, it's a 3D printer
> which can print 3D printers and thank you. An old mentor of mine said this
> two years ago.
> Bad news: I'm probably not the right guy to do this. I can code, but I
> have next to no experience with 3D anything, and to be completely honest,
> I've flunked tests about spatial intelligence. When I try to play first
> person shooters, I get lost and stuck in the corners of rooms.
> Then again, when I was trying to convince people to let me lead a team of
> 30 to create a Piagetian learning environment which was going to
> (eventually) simulate basically everything, like a virtual field trip, I
> spent a lot of time with OpenQwaq, and I didn't get stuck in corners. I
> just clicked the yellow triangle and it took me where I wanted to go.
> That was, by the way, the thing Andreas called overly grandiose.
> I'm so into your idea though, that if someone else who had 3D experience
> as well as a command of the Croquet codebase wanted to jump in and help,
> and we were able to raise enough to get it done, I'd seriously consider it.
> In other words: great idea, you're in the running already, but there are
> critical contingencies involved. I won't hustle my friends into thinking I
> can be the principle engineer in any Croquet based project. I am not
> qualified to lead the development of something like that.
> I want more brilliant ideas. This is already fantastic. Do you have a
> better idea than this? Jump in.
> I hope this thread will be as fun for everyone else as it is for me. We
> are immersed in a community which embraces radical ideation, and I can't
> even begin to express how lucky I feel to have experienced that.
> Casey
> On Mar 8, 2013, at 12:50 AM, Nicolai Hess <nicolaihess at gmail.com> wrote:
> Combine Croquet (as a 3d modelling application) with a 3d-printer.
> 2013/3/8 Casey Ransberger <casey.obrien.r at gmail.com>
>> Hello Squeakers!
>> My job search is turning up dead ends, hurry up and wait, and
>> unfathomably boring prospects.
>> Screw all that! I want to do something cool.
>> I'm thinking about doing a KickStarter, but almost all of my ideas are
>> either a) stuff no one else wants which only I could possibly think would
>> be cool, or b) overly ambitious. The words Andreas used to describe my last
>> idea: "a bit grandiose." Gift for understatement at times.
>> So I'm looking for something which could be completed by one or two geeks
>> in six months to a year, which people actually want, to be implemented (at
>> least in part) using Squeak, and to be released at the end under the MIT
>> license.
>> I've floored my expenses, so I can make my own labor (relatively, for a
>> guy living in Seattle) very cheap. By floored, I mean the room I sleep in
>> isn't even tall enough to stand up in -- I do not presently meet the
>> definition of a free-range chicken -- and I've disconnected my cellular
>> service. I want to be an efficient engine for getting things that matter to
>> me and other people done, rather than go on being some tool used to ship
>> lucrative enterprise crapware.
>> So here's the $x question: what do you want me to do? I have a Raspberry
>> Pi on order, so bonus points if you can work that in somehow.
>> The person with the best (realistic) idea will be credited for it.
>> Inspire me! And thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this
>> message.
>> Casey
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