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Makerfaire NY, getting ready to go

03/09/2011 at 00:13

 

Si avvicina la data della partenza! Ci aspetta la Maker Faire ma anche l’Open Hardware Summit.

E nei giorni precedenti esploreremo la scena dei Makers di NY.. stay tuned :)

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video interview equipment

21/08/2011 at 00:13

with Zoom H1 holder 3D printed

Screen_rubber

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:10899

 

 

 

 

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WeFab 2011 – Video

20/04/2011 at 17:42

WeFab, Make the right thing – April 14th-16th 2011

Tre giorni di eventi dedicati al Fabbing e all’Open Design durante il Salone del Mobile.

Un spazio e un tempo dove esplorare le possibilità messe a disposizione dal taglio laser e dalla stampa 3d ma soprattutto delle opportunità che l’approccio collaborativo e dai codici aperti può offrire al settore creativo, specialmente la moda e il design.

Wired – Bruce Sterling

20/04/2011 at 11:56

*The gratifying visual spectacle of Italians fabbing their heads off. Makerbots, cloth, scissors, laptops, plastic, a repurposed “stuffed animal” building somewhere in Milano… looks like they’re pretty much up for anything.

Tre giorni di eventi dedicati al fabbing

wired - beyond the beyond

Arduino Blog

18/04/2011 at 12:00

WeFab Days 14-16 April 2011 in Milan
As you can see from the video above (Cristian and Costantino just look great in making their first Makerbot), we are witnessing a sudden awareness about FabLab and the power of Fabbing in Italy. You can join the wefab guys in Milan during the Salone and get your hands in making your own design!

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WeFab 2011 – Workshops gallery by GMG

17/04/2011 at 10:11

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photos by Gian Maria Garuti

Design Smash 2011 – gallery by GMG

16/04/2011 at 10:06

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photos by Gian Maria Garuti

Design Smash gallery

15/04/2011 at 19:18

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Designer briefs for Design Smash

15/04/2011 at 14:00

Theme: things I need to work

The following project briefs are tailored to different kinds of designers… some are aimed toward product designers with an interest in electronics, other briefs are targeted at graphic designers and people who deal with pattern and shape and others still to fabric workers, fashion designers and pattern makers.

In each case, the briefs demand a variety of skills and they are to be done in teams of 2. In each team, there is a person who makes physical models and one who programs line work for cutting. From our experience this dramatically speeds up the speed and quality of the design process, and offers people the opportunity to participate in a more open and visible process.

Designer briefs for Design Smash

15/04/2011 at 13:06

Theme: things I need to work

The following project briefs are tailored to different kinds of designers… some are aimed toward product designers with an interest in electronics, other briefs are targeted at graphic designers and people who deal with pattern and shape and others still to fabric workers, fashion designers and pattern makers.

In each case, the briefs demand a variety of skills and they are to be done in teams of 2. In each team, there is a person who makes physical models and one who programs line work for cutting. From our experience this dramatically speeds up the speed and quality of the design process, and offers people the opportunity to participate in a more open and visible process.

 

1. Your own self defined project:

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2. Smart-phone, Ipad,  or camera mount:

Imagine the places you could use a free hand with your electronic devices… consider cooking, reading in bed, setting up a tripod from your desk or shelf, turning a webcam into a wearable accessory…

In each of these cases, we could do much more with our gadgets if only they were in the right place at the right time

Using a range of mechanical joining techniques, construct a device or housing that allows your electronic device to be transported, protected and mounted to surfaces, shelves and walls for hands-free use

There will be hack files supplied for the joining of acrylic, plywood and other materials that will allow teams to speed up their design and build processes.

Ingredients

Teams will be supplied with a range of materials such as acrylic, felt and polypropylene, and one ¼ inch nut and bolt to use as a camera mount if desired

 

3. Pendant lamp

Based on a pre-formatted design, 2D designers are invited to modify the shape of either a table lamp or pendant lamp.

Starting with a basic design that resolves the technical issues of making a dome-shaped pendant, designers will re-imagine these lamps by modifying the parts that make up the overall form.

Ingredients:
files:

Teams will receive 2d and 3d files in rhino 3dm, DXF and .AI formats. These files will have a basic structure for teams to work with that can be modified to produce individual lamp variations.

Materials:

Polypropylene or felt, cardboard, snap-fit clips, light fitting, rubber cable-grip.

Example:

The following lamps below have the same base structure, however the individual pieces are shaped differently.

David Trubridge: Coral, Floral and Sola pendants

 

 

 

4. Table lamp / pendant lamp 2 > DIY Lamps

In this exercise, Designers receive hack files that detail the connection between a lamp fitting and its housing along with the lamp parts and a range of materials to play with. The only other restriction is the weight limit. Apart from the lamp parts themselves the object should weigh less than 350 grams.

Examples:

An excellent example was published recently on thingiverse…

Strømg Lump Leaks by Lamp Lumps

and some (above) by Lazerian:

For the Scripters and grasshopper geeks:

5. Parametric products

A range of grasshopper definitions will be compiled for people who want to create a product that responds to variable inputs. These hack-files provide the basis for the creation of geometrically complex products that respond to various inputs… light sources, birth dates, body sizes, space requirements… anything that allows products to adapt themselves to their users.

This brief is very open, and for those who attend the training session, the definitions will be explained. Products that may be appropriate include jewellery, lighting, sculpture, containers etc.

Examples:

Computational Jewelry Posted by Syuz and light modulator by Lazerian

 

For the pattern makers:

6. Furoshiki bag

Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping items without glues, stitching or (to a large extent) fixings.

Source material on furoshiki techniques will be available as a set of images and files. and some basic techniques explained in training.

Examples:

 

Furoshiki 2.0 bags by Curiosite

 

Ingredients:

Felt, Polypropylene or synthetic leather and 1 magnetic clip.

 

…some DesignSmash products: