Two years ago we developed a partnership between UIC Architecture and UIC LARES / SHPE where they donated funds to buy two desktop 3D printers to use in our lab. In exchange, I facilitate workshops to introduce young engineers of Latin American descent to digital fabrication, 3D printing, 3D modeling and the mechanics of how to use and run the machines.
In this workshop I went over:
- Drafting 1 to 1 scale
- Basics of 3D modeling in Solidworks and Rhino.
- How to apply a picture in the programs and trace from them.
- How to create this into a 3D form.
- How this will be turned into a 3D print.
- We showed them Lynda.com and what videos to watch.
Display Case/ desk organizer I designed to show off 3D prints in Fablab1330.
This also helped segway into a bi-annual 3D printing contest that we host in the lab now called "tiny show". It allows students from both the architecture and Industrial design department to show off some of their 3D modeling skills.
Tiny Show was designed, curated and ran by Jamie Freedman, one of our best student workers in fablab1330.
This summer I took my first solo international trip to Tokyo Japan. I went to visit one of my college best friends and to attend his wedding. I did not have very much planned besides spending a few days with him and exploring the city. I booked a random Airbnb with a household that was trying to practice their English. Besides that, I was pretty much on my own. I ended up making wonderful new friends, visiting art galleries, meeting designers, photographers and writers. At the end of my stay, we made a side trip to IZU to see the coast.
Going off of Brett Balogh's template for how to laser cut at IIT.
I made a simple site to help stream line the 3DP service at UIC. I used copy from Brian Anderson, Kelly Bair, Meghan Funk and added in a few tips of my own.
Custom train lift was finally installed last Friday. Lowers from the ceiling and sets on top of a pool table. While working with Phillip Schalekamp (SPDI)- pschalekamp.com and @danwithpictures
Custom electronics board done by Brett Balogh.