1 · 1/23 · Introductions

in class

  • Overview
    • people
    • about the class
    • course structure
    • expectations
  • class website
    • people and portfolios
    • schedule
    • research
    • resources
      • tutorials
      • others resources
  • shop tour
  • revolutions
  • intro to Rhino
    • overview
    • interface
    • geometry types
    • 2D basics

homework

  • Readings
  • Tutorials
  • Exercises

2 · 1/30 · Rhino 2D Advanced

in class

  • dFab manual and shop policies
  • homework review
  • Rhino 2D intermediate
  • in-class exercise word tracing
    • generate 5 random words
    • pick your favorite and do a google image search (large) for that word plus “word”
    • find an appropriate example of an image of the word and download it
    • place it into your Rhino file using the “picture” command
    • scale it so that the letters are 2″ tall and add a rectangular border this a .5″ margin
    • trace the image using the variety of Rhinos curve creation and editing tools
    • repeat this process three times so that you have examples with text that is primarily:
      • linear
      • geometric
      • organic/script
    • save your file and an image or your drawings
  • preparing files for output
  • class website tutorial

homework


3 · 2/6 · Rhino 2D to 3D to 2D to Laser

in class

  • creating basic 3D geometry
  • unrolling 3D geometry to 2D
  • Laser Cutting
    • proper file prep
    • machine safety and operations

homework


4 · 2/13 · Project I Work Day

in class

  • Work on Project I
  • ad hoc demos

homework

  • Complete Project I

5 · 2/20 · Critique / Rhino 3D Intermediate

in class

  • Critique of Project I
  • Student Presentations

homework

  • Document work
  • update portfolio page
    • add Project I documentation
    • make sure all other work to date is present and complete
  • select a small object for our next exercise and project
  • acquire calipers and ruler if you have not done so already
  • read 3D printing tutorial

6 · 2/27 · 3D Printing

in class

  • Student Presentations
  • 3D printing Demo
  • Object Copy exercise
    • modeling strategies
    • measuring
    • accurate modeling
    • intermediate 2D to 3D

homework

  • complete object copy
  • print object copy
  • Exercises

7 · 3/5 · Project II Work Day

in class

  • student presentations
  • mini-crit of object copies
  • ad hoc Rhino demos
  • advanced 3D Printing
  • Project II – Physical-Digital Interplay
    For this project we will move and combine objects between physical and digital spaces. This project will begin with a physical object that you will faithfully recreate in Rhino. (Your object copy is intended to be the starting point here, but you may use another object if you choose.) You will then digitally manipulate that object somehow and 3D print it. You will then physically alter the 3D printed object. This may include surface treatments or other processes. Your sculpture must also include another physical object that is not digitally fabricated. This may be a found object or something you have made. This physical object must be incorporated into your sculpture with a precisely modeled and digitally fabricated connection. This connection can be printed or laser cut. It may be part of your copied and manipulated object or another element of the sculpture. You may include other components in your piece, but it must have these three elements: 1) copied, digitally altered, printed, physically altered object 2) a found or made physical object 3) digitally fabricated connection point for the physical object

homework

  • Finish Project II
  • Update your portfolio page – required for midterm grades

8 · 3/12 · Critique

in class

  • Project II Critique

homework

  • Readings
    • dFab CNC Manual
  • Tutorials
    • RhinoCAM tutorials
  • Exercises

9 · 3/19 · Spring Break


10 · 3/26 · CNC CAM

in class


homework

  • Readings
  • Tutorials
  • Exercises

11 · 4/2 · CNC

in class


homework

  • Readings
  • Tutorials
  • Exercises

12 · 4/9 · CNC / PROJECT III

in class


homework

  • Readings
  • Tutorials
  • Exercises

13 · 4/16 · CNC / Project III Work Day

in class


homework


14 · 4/23 · Project III Work Day


15 · 4/30 · Project III Work Day

in class

  • individual project reviews
  • resolve project display, last details
  • continuous documentation

homework

  • Readings
  • Tutorials
  • Exercises

16 · 5/7 · Final Critique

in class


homework

  • Readings
  • Tutorials
  • Exercises