Now anyone can design and evolve 3-D printable objects interactively

Forget draft tables and complicated computer-aided design programs: You dream it. Endless Forms helps you design it.

Cornell University’s new interactive website allows anyone to point, click, collaborate and create online in the evolution of printable, three-dimensional objects — without any technical knowledge and using the same principles that guide evolutionary biology.. users can develop objects just as gardeners raise roses — a “generation” of objects is displayed, and a user chooses objects they like, which are “bred” to produce the next generation. Over time, objects evolve and users can publish these objects. Others can further evolve, share and rate them, creating a collaborative exploration of designs that represents an entirely new way of thinking about design, according to Hod Lipson, Cornell associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and computing and information science.


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