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Febrero 2015

AllWall

New project LynxCross

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I got involved in a new project聽LynxCross

LynxCross_400x400

This time it is not much Tech oriented, but in fact I plan to integrate some Tech elements in the future. I cannot do otherwise 馃檪

The idea was started by Christian, my climbing trainer, a year ago. He wanted to mix functional training with climbing or to be more specific, with vertical moves.

You don’t need to be a rock climber to do LynxCross activities. But you can benefit from all the advantages of vertical movement: balance, strength improvement on hands and arms, core improvement.

I remember when I started climbing, I was astonished by the increase in strength in my hands. Suddenly I could open any kind of jar. Nothing resists to my hands!!

The second thing was balance, It was not even conscious, my body reacted to look for the best balanced position at any moment, I was quickly reacting to changes that put my body in an unstable situation. Loved it!! well, you don’t need to go rock climbing to get this, some exercises in a boulder will do the job.

Of course if you love rock climbing, that’s also a good place to train. We will have several walls with different difficulty levels.

But the best is to mix functional training with vertical movements.

This will be unique in Barcelona.

Some benefits I can think of聽coming from functional training: agility, flexibility, full body strength. This is not to get a body like a pack of muscles!

 

Status

Currently we have a location, but it is not already open for public. Check our website for updates.

The biggest milestone to achieve, and the one that is delaying us at the moment, is to obtain all legal permits to be able to open.

This implies some works to be done in our place, and of course plenty of face lift.

 

I added some unprofessional mobile pics taken when testing the concept and gear with friends

Fit LynxCross ball

Playing with a 9 kg ball

 

LynxCross jump

Myself – jumping time!

 

AllWall

AllWall – new innovative concept for symmetrical moves, quite some DIY here

Here a sneak pic of one of the boulder walls under construction…

boulder

 

I think we will open to public by April, although this is a quite聽optimistic timeline 馃槈

 

Tetris1

3DPrinted Tetris

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In November I attended the BitsEvent, mainly known for its retrogames area.
I saw an interesting Tetris composition, as decoration for home or maybe to play with.

Tetris BitsEvent

And I thought, yep, I can design and 3dprint one for me!!

A 3DPrinted Tetris!

So once I finally changed my nozzle for an all-metal, I put hands on.
The nozzle works really well, glad that I made the change. I had not printed continuously for so long in a long time 馃榾

First I designed the different pieces of the tetris. I based model on the official website.
And decided to go for a 2 cm side cube as the building block.

With MOI (Moment of Inspiration) it was really easy. I built the base cube, chamfer it and then started piling them to build the different patterns.
Array function works like a charm for this.
As the end result I got this.

MOI screenshot

MOI run on Linux over Wine. Does not look that pretty as on windows

You can find the 3D models in my Youmagine account. I took the commitment to move from Thingiverse to Youmagine, but I still have some things to transfer 馃檨

 

And then it was time to squeeze my 3dprinter!!!
I did not have all the colours needed, but I had samples from different businesses that I had for testing (RedResins and 3DFilamentos). So used those to at least make different colors.

Thanks also to my colleagues from Tresdenou for sharing the green filament. I needed this one to make it more colorful at least 馃槈

It will be nice to get the original colors, but it is not my case. White, grey and black are not in the Tetris palette which follows the typical eight color palette that we had in the 8-bit computers: green, red, cyan, magenta, blue, yellow, orange.

 

 

Tetris1

The result is really nice. You can play with it and organize into different shapes, or game states.

Tetris2

A good option to continue with this project is to build some sort of enclosure so it gets more stability to use it as a decoration object at home.

And as a geeky thing people coming to visit can play with!!