Robotic Fabrication Studio @ Hyperbody If you like it, share it! MSc2 studio – 1:1 prototypes Whole studio project was initialized by Hyperbody research group at the Faculty of Architecture in TU Delft University . Jelle Feringa was leading the course and provided us with all needed infrastructure. Special thanks should also be given to guys from ROK office – Matthias Rippmann and Silvan Oesterle, they were kind enough to come to Delft and teach us how to make the best use of Rhino-Vault plugin , which they themselves develop. Design*Make*Play For ideas, research and inspiration… kid*spark is focused on the design,research, and development Maker/STEaM education systems for classrooms and community groups. Our goals are to: Find and connect the people involved in Maker/STEaM educationEstablish clear, easy-to-understand curriculum and ways to talk about the principles behind Maker and STEaM educationDevelop new curriculum and tools for scoffolded, progressive learning systems that teach kids to be makers of things. The 7 Basic Literacies of Maker EducationOpen Source Curriculum ProjectRokenbok Rover
Data Toolkit - KWMC In order to do this we’ve produced the Data Toolkit – a step-by-step guide to gathering and visualising information – or ‘data’ – in creative ways, and involving interns and trainees in the process. What is the Toolkit? The website www.datatoolkit.org.uk includes templates, case studies, ethics guidance, technical assistance, and animations based on the experiences of seven interns, who worked on data projects at KWMC over six months in 2013-2014. Organisations are encouraged to use and adapt the Toolkit to suit their aims, budget and context.
TwitBalloon Last weekend, Marcus of interactive-matter and I, gave a small introduction into internet of things and ambient devices at the Good School. The idea was to have two devices that show the current volume of two terms on twitter, e.g. love against hate. The demo should show how easy it is to connect the physical world to the internets. Marcus did the software part, so if you are interested in that, visit interactive-matter.
What is a FabLab? This is a post I’ve been waiting to write for a long time, either because I’ve been very busy or because I’ve wanted to write something meaningful and with a direct experience. After working on the development of the Aalto FabLab, after doing the one week Fab Boot Camp (January 2012) in FabLab Barcelona and the 5 months FabAcademy in FabLab Amsterdam (and after years of previous research on the topic), after visiting other FabLabs and meeting people in the community, I now have enough experience and material to write this post. All the pictures come from the Aalto FabLab’s Flickr account, where automatically pictures are uploaded, showing thus all the activities and the projects developed in the lab. What is a FabLab, then? Geo cocktail table by Vito Selma If you’re looking for a truly unique piece of furniture for your living room, we found it for you. The Geo Cocktail Table is definitely an eye-catching piece that will instantly become the focal point of attention if any room, beating even the comfy sofa. Designed by Vito Selma, this unique piece of furniture features extraordinary lines and a very complex design. The interesting thing about this unusual cocktail table is, that you look at it from different angles, it changes its form and appearance. It can either look like a DNA table base or as a structure ready to fly.
Studio "I picked this set up at B&N. It's worth the purchase for any fan of architecture or design. The massive book that comes with it is not an instruction book, but rather an introduction to architectural thought and design. Free Classes View and discuss modern and contemporary art in an open and supportive environment Learn new art-making techniques in and experiment with a variety of materials Meet other creative young artists from throughout NYC In the Making Free hands-on art classes for NYC high school students, ages 13–19. No experience necessary! MoMA provides all materials, food, studio space, and more. Each course meets three times a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and culminates in a teen art show of participants' work.
open source garden automation project What is GardenBot? GardenBot is an open source garden monitoring system. This site is a collection of tutorials for how to build things (like a soil moisture sensor), software for running GardenBot, resources, links, and more. To get started, you will want to browse the How-To section to see what is required to build the various modules. The ultimate goal of the GardenBot project is to be a complete garden monitoring and automation system. A key design consideration is to keep everything as easy as possible -- especially for users new to Arduino and DIY electronics projects.
Surprisingly simple scheme for self-assembling robots In 2011, when an MIT senior named John Romanishin proposed a new design for modular robots to his robotics professor, Daniela Rus, she said, “That can’t be done.” Two years later, Rus showed her colleague Hod Lipson, a robotics researcher at Cornell University, a video of prototype robots, based on Romanishin’s design, in action. “That can’t be done,” Lipson said. LIFT architects - Home - [Andrew Payne] It has been entirely too long since I last posted but that should change over the coming weeks as I've been working on some really amazing projects. To kick things off, I thought I'd share a one week project that I developed to create a dimple halftone pattern on a surface using a custom build Grasshopper definition which writes the all of the G-code (for a ShopBot CNC mill) in real-time. I'll talk more about the fabrication setup below, but first... a little about the concept. I've always been fascinated with the skeletal patterns of Radiolarians (a family of microscopic protozoa that float along the ocean floor).
This large-scale building kit helps kids learn about engineering, architecture, and design through play The Rigamajig is a 263-piece large-scale building kit for children, which comes with no instructions or directions, but instead encourages kids to follow their own curiosity to learn about engineering, design, architecture, art, and science, through playing. Sometimes kids learn best through free play, curiosity, and collaboration, and their imaginations can be sparked by just giving them the materials and free reign to create whatever they want. And now, thanks to a new kind of large-scale building kit, kids can get plenty of hands-on experience creating their own structures, machines, and inventions, learning about design and architecture and engineering at the same time. Cas Holman, an industrial designer at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), was asked to design 'play opportunities' for Manhattan's High Line park in 2011, and her solution, described as a "popup playground" was realized in 2011 as the High Line Children's Workyard Kit. © Rigamajig
For Teens This blog, written by the Museum's Teen Advisory Group and occasional guest authors, is a place for teens to talk about art at the Museum and related topics. Get to know the current members of the Teen Advisory Group by viewing this slideshow of their self-portraits. Join other teens in free classes and events that are all about understanding art and exploring the Museum. Ever wonder what it's like behind the scenes at one of the world's largest and finest art museums? A paid internship at the Met is your chance to find out.