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Literary gold mine for CNC millers. From 1976 to 1983, Popular Science magazine, along with the American Plywood Association, ran an annual plywood panel project design contest for its readership.

Literary gold mine for CNC millers

Often the winning projects were items of furniture, but that was not a requirement. A potter’s kick wheel and a folding plywood boat are notable exceptions. The rules were simple: Apart from common fasteners, the entire project had to be constructed from one or more panels of plywood, cut to make most efficient use of the material. In 1984, these projects were collected, by original contest editor Alfred W. Math - Gregg Fleishman. I am going to tell you something I learned about math from my work in building, or more specifically learning about building, or even more specifically, from trying to build more easily.

Math - Gregg Fleishman

It goes back to Pythagoras, or forward to Pythagoras however you might think is more appropriate, more specifically to the Pythagorean Theorem (and formula, following). “a” squared plus “b” squared equals “c” squared With this we can figure out the length of the third side of a triangle (a right angle triangle) if we know the length of the two other sides. The two most well known triangles that relate to this are: one(1) and one(1) and the square root of two. CNC Joinery Notebook: Update 1. For about ten years, I have been collecting various clever ways of cutting flat stock to design 3D shapes that slot together in space.

CNC Joinery Notebook: Update 1

Back in April, I posted a long, rambling brain-dump from this personal file under the title “CNC Joinery Notebook.” If you pick up a copy of MAKE’s just-released Volume 33, you’ll find a much-polished version of that article on p.59. Since then, a few more patterns have come to my attention, and I thought the publication of MAKE’s new issue was a good opportunity to share them with you. Three Basic Approaches. - Digital Designs for Physical Objects. Studio milz. Six-piece burr puzzles. Visit to Japanese wood joinery master. I was very lucky to join the FabLab Kamakura team to a visit of traditional Japanese wood joint master Wadako Gei.

Visit to Japanese wood joinery master

He has developed an educational joint chair that consists of more than 30 unique wood joints. These joints come from hundreds of years of architecture tradition in Japan, Some joints with pins are designed so that in an earthquake, only the locking pins would break and can easily be replaced. Some beams where divided intosections so that the parts that are known to be exposed to rot, can be replaced with little effort. We were invited to first disassemble the chair, and then reassembled the chair from memory. Open CNC Furniture. Open design isn’t just for machines and electronics, With the rise in popularity of CNC routers and laser cutters, there is now an expanding open furniture movement.

Open CNC Furniture

The result is a fabrication movement where designs are shared globally but fabricated locally and parametric design enables infinite configuration for personal fabrication. Every design featured in this article is available for download. Open Desk The OpenDesk project provides free downloads of designer furniture files that you can CNC. Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village. Story posted by Leo Lei Furnishing Utopia, which we first spotted at Sight Unseen OFFSITE, is a minimalist collection created in collaboration by the Hancock Shaker Village and the Mt.

Furnishing Utopia By Hancock Shaker Village

Lebanon Shaker Museum with 12 renowned international designers. Japanese Wood Joint by Kenji0915. Nifty Dogbone for Fusion 360. [UPDATED] CNC Routing with Fusion 360: How to avoid radiused inside corners. Fusion 360: Parametric Papanek. IKEA Lab Releases Open-Source Plans for DIY Spherical Garden. IKEA Lab Releases Open-Source Plans for DIY Spherical Garden 3 years ago Share FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMail Or Fresh off winning the “Design of the Year” for their refugee housing solution, the “Better Shelter,” IKEA is again making waves for a pioneering, flat pack solution to societal needs.

IKEA Lab Releases Open-Source Plans for DIY Spherical Garden

Designed for communities to affordably start their own urban gardens, the Growroom takes up only 2.8 x 2.5 meters of space, using a spherical shape that allows plants to receive ample light within a vertical setup. Want a super flexible, gorgeous looking clothes organiser? I like all the ingenious ways to organise storage on Pinterest but I don’t always have the time or materials at hand to create them.

Want a super flexible, gorgeous looking clothes organiser?

So when I found this really simple but very beautifully designed clothes storage unit from Denmark I immediately ordered it for the showrooms and also for myself. I have a small child’s room that requires some ingenious storage. This is perfect. Introducing the super space saving wardrobe, Tojbox! This stylish wardrobe is the perfect small space clothes organiser. DESIGN 3.0 Hybrid Production XXI T - designlibero. 3D printer file link. NEWCRAFT. Minimalist Henri Stool Furniture with Scandinavian and Japanese Style by Alexandre Reignier.

Our Project. The Workshop in the City A place where everything sold has been manufactured on site.

Our Project

Our vision is to create a place where efficiency meets elegance. We have designed a new type of retail space around the idea of the open workshop. We have proven that purposeful design, logistics and technology enable a micro-manufacturing unit to produce at competitive costs, in the middle of the city. We believe that efficiency is not simply a matter of scale. Events & Trade – Karton Cardboard Furniture. Bump in and Bump out made easy. Not to mention how cool our range is! Flux Chair - Pack of Four. Make Local. MakerCon: 24th September Maker Faire: 26th and 27th of September.

AtFAB: Design for Digital Tools & Distributed Manufacturing. Build the tools you need for your individual work place. Join the fold. Open Shop - Matt Batchelor – Engineer & Designer. Open Shop is a mobile factory unit that gets young people excited about design and making by building their own skateboard. Working out of a mobile toolchest, the factory visits skateparks and a master craftsperson helps them create their own skateboard deck. In the process, the young people build their understanding of manufactured objects and develop the imagination, skills and persistence that they need to start to build themselves a successful life.

Open Shop Mobile Factory Unit The mobile workstation contains everything needed to make a skateboard deck. Designed to be cut out from sheets of birch plywood using a CNC router, the workstation can be assembled from kit form using basic hand tools. Research Workshops. Twistab, our first product coming soon! Twistab es un proyecto de diseño abierto creado por Isaac Pierre en colaboración con Fablab Barcelona, Anastasia Pistofidou y Shashank Shrivastva. El proyecto se inicio a través un taller de autofabricación de mueble impartido por Fab Lab Barcelona en la primavera del 2013.

Desde entonces ha crecido mucho. El prototipo Twistab es un taburete compuesto de 3 piezas de contrachapado de alta densidad de 18mm. que se monta sin necesidad de tornillos o herramientas. Las dos patas se ensamblan la una dentro de la otra y el asiento se “enrosca” sobre las patas montadas gracias a un sistema original de roscado. Join the fold. Empowering children to think three dimensionally. Facet Chair. Plywood on Pinterest. Puzzle furniture. Home : Furniture Magazine.

Laser-Printed Furniture?! Draw It in 2D then Build It in 3D. Imagine any strange or amazing object, sketch it up in two dimensions, feed it into a computer program and watch the flat-pack pieces print out in real life. This may be the most revolutionary use of three-dimensional laser cutters yet conceived – a way to turn consumers into producers, turning an average amateur do-it-yourself furniture builder into the new Frank Gehry of furnishings. The advantage and disadvantage of laser-cutting machines is their naturally flat products: in most cases, they inevitably produce a 2D result. Fortunately, flat-pack cardboard, plywood and sheet metal designers have been figuring out ways for decades to make sturdy furniture objects that save on space and materials and start with fully flat parts. More Creative Furniture for Cramped Urban Living: 20 Pieces of Ingenious ‘Flat Pack’ Furniture.

15 (More!) Flat-Pack Furniture Designs & Ideas. RA-FA rack&sofa fabricacion. This object creates spot or meeting point, which gives you ability to park your bicycle, kickscooter or skateboard, at the same time, to sit down and spend a while with your friend.