Designing acoustic wall panels with ChatGPT and OpenSCAD #Acoustics #AI #3dPrinting @mrhodes
Mark Rhodes discusses on X (formerly Twitter) how he designed acoustic wall tiles to 3D print for his workshop. The result is an acoustic wall panel (above), designed by AI and generated by OpenSCAD.
As these things tend to do, it turned into a massive rabbit hole. I went looking for a model, but couldn’t find one. I gave up and went to make one, but had to research first. I found out these are called “Skyline” diffusers or QRDs (Quadratic Residue Diffusors).
Mark goes to ChatGPT4 and, as is typical, gets mixed results as he hones the AI in on how to make the panel and to use QRD techniques.
It’s modelling it with some reasonable responses and giving me a real subjective reply. So I think we’re actually looking pretty good at this point. I get that this isn’t going to be as good as the QRDs in a radio station, but I would need a Z axis of 900mm to be able to.
Next was fiddling with Prusaslicer to reduce the 250g of filament required for each panel. Back to ChatGPT for an answer:
Check out Mark’s results in the extensive Twitter thread here.
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