There were a lot of lessons I took away from this assignment, but I think the main one was to … More
In class this week, we were challenged to fabricate something that made use of two different materials, and neither could … More
For once, I decided to try and combine my physical computing assignment and fabrication assignment. Using what I learned in … More
I’ve spent a lot of time with laser cutters in the past. Becoming reacquainted in this week’s fabrication class was … More
Now that I got the pesky design and planning part out of the way, I launched right in. I picked up a handsome half-sheet of birch ply and drove it over to the Tisch Building. Already off to a great start!
The challenge on this project was to create a set of 5 identical items. I decided to make 5 boxes of a fairly innocuous size, 4″x6″. As an ITP student, I have plenty of pieces of things (mostly from physical computing) and some extra storage couldn’t hurt.
While I managed to get the innards more or less made to fit within the bottle, the electric tape kept adding enough thickness that it was getting really hard to pull it out without the whole thing falling apart. Even though I already intended to switch out the bulb, I decided to rebuild the rest of the battery and bulb circuit from the cap up paying attention to thickness and robustness.
Now for the making of the flashlight. I needed to find a few elements, but the ITP shop has a lot of hidden gems.
Our first fabrication assignment is to design and build a flashlight. This seems to be a “make it hard as you want” kind of project, so I’ll do what I can to try not to blow this out of proportion.