HOW TO MAKE (ALMOST) ANYTHING
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1  FINAL PROJECT PROPOSAL 2  COMPUTER CONTROLLED CUTTING 3  ELECTRONICS PRODUCTION 4  COMPUTER CONTROLLED MACHINING 5  FINAL PROJECT UPDATE 6  MOLDING / CASTING / COMPOSITES 7  EMBEDDED PROGRAMMING 8  3D SCANNING + PRINTING 9  INPUT DEVICES 10 OUTPUT DEVICES 11 INTERFACE + APPLICATION PROGRAMMING 12 MECHANICAL + MACHINE DESIGN + FINAL PROJECT UPDATE 13 NETWORKING + COMMUNICATIONS 14 FINAL PROJECT DEVELOPMENT 15 FINAL PRESENTATIONS
1 archive[-al machine]
the final project, I'd like to make an physical archive for the work
completed in this class. Reflecting on the semester, we've learned so
many different things. Coming in with no background in electronics or
programming, I'd like to use the final project as an opportunity to
re-work some of the projects from the semester in the form of an
archive. Think of as [How to Make Almost Anything, in a box] or [the
idiot's guide to how to make almost anything.]
NATURAL HISTORY + CURIOSITY CABINETS
RE-INTERPRETED; DISPLAY FOR GLASS-BLOWN SPECIMENS / SCULPTURAL CROCHET DISPLAY
PHYSICAL / DIGITAL RE-INTERPRETATIONS; CABINET W/ RFID TAGS
LED ARRAY TYPECASE / SUDOKU (click on the image for original page)
Also, found this class from Carnegie Mellon: Making Things Interact. Assignment 5 was Curiosity Cabinets, some interesting interpretations...
The archive[-al] machine is a press-fit physical archiving system; made to display and teach the viewer about basic concepts of fabrication.
to evaluate the projects from each week, and decide on an overall
thematic. Having produced a first iteration of all the projects, and
considering everything I have learned thus far, I will re-produce the
work for each week. I'd like to start with 3D printing and casting;
and I've already started to re-make some of the eagle boards for the
pcb's from various weeks, (images from last week) so these, along
with instructions can be incorporate as well.
GOAL 1: is to complete the press-fit structure, along with the embedded LEDs, and code.
- figure out how the containers assemble or fold into each other and press fit joints
- what kind of LEDs, PCB with sensor and LED in each container? Or LEDs + sensor, central control.
GOAL 2: is to complete at least (1) week's worth of material, beginning with casting/printing.
1/4” PLEXI for press-fit
Light sensors + LEDs (equal number, one for each week's container)
1 – laser cut
2 – producing the FABtiny
3 – shopbot and/or waterjet
week the class also assembled an MTM, a machine that makes a machine.
Designed by Jonathan Ward and Nadya Peek, the MTM is a inexpensive
mini-milling machine; another version of the Roland Modela. David
Costanza held a session on preparing the Partworks files; quite
incredible to simply see the layout – all the parts necessary for
the machine on two sheets of 18x36 material. I helped Emma and Akane
finish cutting last minute, and unfortunately only caught the end of
the assembly session as I had to watch this wonderful
actually one of the most gruesome, painful, disturbing films I have
ever seen; yet incredibly interesting] film, PRIMATE,
for another class.
Makers you have ever seen?
[PRIMATE presents the daily activities of Yerkes Primate Research Center. Scientists in the film are concerned with studying the physical and mental development of primates. Some of the experimental work shown in the film deals with the capacity to learn, remember, and apply language and manual skills; the effect of alcohol and drugs on behavior; the control of aggressive and sexual behavior; and other neural and physiological determinants of behavior. Review: PRIMATE ostensibly has to do with the routine investigations of primate life and behavior (notably sexual behavior) which are conducted at the Yerkes Primate Research Center in Atlanta. What it’s actually about is scientific research: its seemingly accepted presence in American life, and its ambiguous purposes. –Michael Arlen, The New Yorker]