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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 is head of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site: sternlab.org


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  1. meg says:

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

  2. sarahhh says:

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

  3. Therese says:

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

  4. johloh says:

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

  5. Groksocket says:

    The website is here, seems they do have a demo for download.
    http://www.den.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp/%7Eyuki/plushie/index-e.html

  6. kitschykat says:

    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.

  7. knife!! says:

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

  8. jin says:

    where can i download this software?
    thanks

  9. peter says:

    How do you open the program? anyone?

  10. Ash says:

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

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