Yuki Mori and Takeo Igarashi from The University of Tokyo have created this really cool tool for designing plush toy patterns. It looks very easy to learn and lets you model completely original toys, then gives you the 2D pattern from which to sew. Computer science just got cute. – [via] Link.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • meg

    that is unbelievable! I wish I could try it out.

  • sarahhh

    is this really being released? where can we find it, &/or where should we watch for more news?

  • Therese

    That’s fantastic ~ I wonder if it could be used to make clothing patterns as well?

  • johloh

    nm, program works great! (it froze up on me the first time I used it)…go download it!

  • Groksocket

    The website is here, seems they do have a demo for download.

  • kitschykat

    The program was unusably buggy. After drawing the initial shape, weird geometry sprouted out of nowhere and expanded on both the pattern side and the design side. We tried it on 3 different computers.
    It looks awesome in the demo. I hope someone debugs it.

  • knife!!

    i couldn’t even get the program to open..

  • jin

    where can i download this software?

  • peter

    How do you open the program? anyone?

  • Ash

    Great concept. Too bad I can’t test it since I can’t get it to open…