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    well, yesterday was the last class for my college students above. i thank trevor for helping me to pull this off. i had no idea teaching a one credit course in something that we do all the time would be the challenge that it turned out to be. of course, i didn’t bank on the […]

    digital fabrication classes 2 & 3

    digital%2Bfabrication%2Bclas%2B4%2B14%2B3 digital fabrication classes 2 & 3well, yesterday was the last class for my college students above. i thank trevor for helping me to pull this off. i had no idea teaching a one credit course in something that we do all the time would be the challenge that it turned out to be. of course, i didn’t bank on the fact that both trevor and i would have to learn at least the basics of importing files from the 3d program google sketchup to our toolpathing program, or that since these weren’t our ideas, in our language, we would have to get into thinking about their projects from their points of view … anyway, we made it through and got all but one japanese puzzle box project pretty much finished. i think we all learned something … i for one, learned that 15 kids in a class with five different projects is fun, but a lot of work … i had to have a nap when they all left ..click the photos to enlarge them …
    digital%2Bfabrication%2B21 digital fabrication classes 2 & 3chessboard concept, above and below
    digital%2Bfabrication%2B23 digital fabrication classes 2 & 3digital%2Bfabrication%2B22 digital fabrication classes 2 & 3digital%2Bfabrication%2B26 digital fabrication classes 2 & 3and we got to see and use lucas’s ‘one sheet design tables’ that we cut on the cnc for him back in january … (scroll waaaay down) .. they worked great, both as singles and arranged in a block to form larger work areas … very clever design .. digital%2Bfabrication%2B24 digital fabrication classes 2 & 3the photos above are from the second class on march 24th at the on campus design studio. in that class, the groups finalized their project choices and they all worked up a rough cardboard mockup that explored their paper based ideas. that was fundigital%2Bfabrication%2B27 digital fabrication classes 2 & 3and we got to see another design class project … i forget the technical name, but it is on the line of the ‘micro houses’ you may have seen in the news .. very cool …
    digital%2Bfabrication%2Bclas%2B4%2B14%2B7 digital fabrication classes 2 & 3i wish i had had more time to take photos as the models progressed, but i didn’t … the group above learned that they had to do a little more research on angles and dimensions for comfortable seating …
    digital%2Bfabrication%2Bclas%2B4%2B14%2B8 digital fabrication classes 2 & 3and the boys above had to do a little more research into lighting …
    digital%2Bfabrication%2Bclas%2B4%2B14%2B5 digital fabrication classes 2 & 3there were adjustments on the fly that trevor handled with ease …
    digital%2Bfabrication%2Bclas%2B4%2B14%2B6 digital fabrication classes 2 & 3the puzzle box required some fussy assembly and we came up a little short on getting that one working … we’ll make some revised pieces and send them up so it can be finished …
    digital%2Bfabrication%2Bclas%2B4%2B14%2B4 digital fabrication classes 2 & 3i’m pretty sure a good time was had by all …

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