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About malcolmlambert

Atmospheric physicist by trade. Spent some years working in Antarctica and building a house in Tasmania. One day a very old technology (dry stone walling) and a very new technology (computer science) came together in my brain and I conceived an invention. Now I'm an inventor/entrepreneur.

Rocksolver article in Sketchucation

One of the editors (Mike Lucey) of the Sketchucation newsletter kindly wrote an article about Rocksolver. It’s in Edition 18 here Sketcucation has 190,000 members and it’s a community-driven info site for the 30 million users of Sketchup. Advertisements

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Rocksolver beta released

Rocksolver is now good enough and fast enough to solve some 2D packing problems like paving. Below is an example of a Rocksolver layout in the virtual Sketchup world (you can get this model for free from the Intresto collection … Continue reading

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3D model from 2D photos – 123D Catch from AutoDesk

The world of photogrammetry (or photoscanning) has come a long way in a short time. Last week I took 36 photos of some rocks on a beach in Royal National Park just south of Sydney and used 123D Catch to … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality + Rocksolver = Augmented Ability

Imagine this: You are building a rock wall and the safety glasses you are wearing have an in-built Augmented Reality (AR) display which shows you which rock to put in the wall and where to put it. So what you … Continue reading

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Rocksolver enters Ecomagination competition

I’ve entered Rocksolver in the Ecomagination competition for low carbon solutions. You can see the Rocksolver page on the Ecomagination site here or by clicking on the image below. or if that link doesn’t work you can search for Rocksolver here reading

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Rocksolver – coming soon video

I used PowToon’s free trial to create the animation and Freelancer to find a voice-over for this video to introduce Rocksolver and let people know it’s coming soon.    

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Rocksolver semi-finalist in Australian Clean Tech Open

The Commonwealth Government has funded a competition to find the best new clean tech company in Australia then send them to the world finals of the Clean Tech Open competition in the US. Rocksolver was chosen as one of the … Continue reading

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