The final project for the Spring 2019 term – Privacy Screens for Kids – is available now. Hit the link between the paragraphs below. The assignment asks students to design a family of laser cut privacy screens for preschoolers, and to build 3 individuals at 1:4 scale.
Previously we’ve always built at full scale in the laser cutting projects. Or at least we’ve tried too, with a hit-or-miss sort of success record. I’m hopeful that the 1:4 scale will take some of the financial sting out of the projects, minimize catastrophic structural failures, and will force students to truly design in the plural form; you all must build three screens that work, not one screen that works.
The final project for the Fall 2018 semester is outlined in the Google document below. This is a variation of a project the class has done a few times before – free standing laser cut privacy screens made from chipboard. This time for kids! Also – no stacked blocks, egg crates, or voronoi based assembly systems this time around…
The first project for the Fall 2018 semester can be found online at the link below:
Like the syllabus, be sure to refer back to this post to see the most current version of the project.
The first project of the Spring 2018 semester – 2D Interiors – can be found online here:
This is the first time we’re trying this project. Students are asked to identify a precedent 2D Interiors system – either a floors wall, or ceiling system – and to extend that system parametrically. The assignment is similar to the Seating assignement we used to do, in that students do not have to design the systems – they only have to make them dance.
The semester project for Spring 2018, Product Families, can be found online here:
This project will run the length of the term this semester, albeit with a soft start, and the focus will be on the development of a fully functional and 3D-printable family of [100 or more] products.