3D-printed Flights

 Vimeo Direktflight

So einfache wie tolle Idee: Andrew Spitz hat eine Software gebaut, die Flüge als 3D-druckbares File ausgibt, personalisierte Flugdatenvisualisierung per 3D-Printer, sozusagen. Die Anwendung soll später Teil seiner Flying-App werden.

Through custom software built in Max/MSP, the user is able to select specific flights that matter to them, such as a honey moon, a summer vacation through Europe or all of their flights from a given year. To ease this process, the user can connect to Tripit or Foursquare and import their past flight data automatically.

Each loci comes with a card highlighting on a map all the airports flown to. The sculpture can be placed on this card to help visualize their travels. Additional information is displayed on the card, such as the title chosen by the user, the total distance travelled, the number of airports visited, and the number of flights taken.

The software generates a file suitable for 3D printing, so that the user can either print it themselves or use a service like Shapeways that prints for them.

loci – 3D Printed Sculptures of Your Flights {+ tangible} (via Quipsologies)