Archive for date: June 23, 2004

More Papercraft — Jun Mitani

June 23, 2004 | Games and Diversions | By: Mark VandeWettering

In keeping with the earlier paper model theme, I give you Jun Mitani, who has a paper in this year’s SIGGRAPH conference on turning polygonal meshes into paper models, with some examples shown here on the right. His other papers appear interesting too.

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Useful program: pat2pdf – fetch patent images from the USPTO database

June 23, 2004 | Link of the Day, Public Domain Resources | By: Mark VandeWettering

Picture this: you run across a reference to a patent that you want to read, but you are too cheap to spend the money that the U.S. Patent Office charges you to download images of the patent in question. What do you do? Apparently you use pat2pdf, a cool bash shell script that downloads TIFF […]

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