Hey Robot, Let's Make Something

This seven-week mini has three goals: expose students to the canonic and experimental repertoire and techniques of digital fabrication, familiarize students with the digital fabrication facilities available at Carnegie Mellon, develop proficiency in digital-physical workflow involving a versatile CAD environment (i.e. Rhino3d) and three CNC fabrication machines (laser cutter, CNC router, 3D printer).

Course Number: 60-130

This seven-week mini has three goals:

  • Expose students to the canonic and experimental repertoire and techniques of digital fabrication
  • Familiarize students with the digital fabrication facilities available at Carnegie Mellon
  • Develop proficiency in digital-physical workflow involving a versatile CAD environment (i.e. Rhino3d) and three CNC fabrication machines (laser cutter, CNC router, 3D printer).  

The course begins with an intensive boot-camp in Rhino3d, followed by fabrication assignments for each machine.  The assignments will encompass standard building/fastening techniques suited to each machine (i.e. perforation folding, joinery, waffling, etc), as well as conceptual associations and interpretations of digital fabrication in contemporary art.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  • Gain familiarity with the history and repertoire of miniature interactive sculpture
  • Gain exposure to interactive sculptural work with electromechanical elements (e.g. motors), lights, microcontrollers (e.g. Arduino) and a software control (e.g. Max)
  • Conceptualize, design, prototype, fabricate and critique works created within this medium

Fall 2014 instructor: Ali Momeni


Course Type: Supportive Course
Offered By: Art
Program: Physical Computing

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