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Welcome to our photographic tour through the Craft Technology Lab at CU Boulder.  The Craft Tech Lab is part of the computer science department, and is run by faculty Mike and Ann Eisenberg, with doctoral students Yingdan Huang, Jane Meyers, and Ben Leduc-Mills.


 
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Step 1: MakerBot

In the Craft Tech Lab, we work and play in the intersection between computation and real-world crafts. 

Just inside the front door is our MakerBot, with some test output.

Step 2: Bench Tools

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We have a number of conventional bench tools, which get heavy use.

Step 3: Grad Student Workspace

Here is a doctoral student's workspace:

Step 4: Another Grad Student Workspace

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Another doctoral student's workspace.  Assorted items pictured include LilyPad Arduino (Leah Buechley built the initial design in this lab as a grad student); arduino; paper flowers; a knifty knitter, just for fun ...

Step 5: Wide View

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Here is a wide view of the grad student work area side of the lab.  Ben Leduc-Mills' u-cube project is toward the back.  Also in the photo are pieces from Yingdan Huang's Easigami, and Jane Meyers' Craftopolis.


Step 10: Front Window

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This is the front window and display area of our lab.  The window showcases current work including laser cut mathematical slice forms;  string sculpture that uses laser-cut frames; laser-cut mechanical moving toys; 3D pop-up paper crafts (software-generated); hypergami (software-generated) polyhedral paper sculpture; and a paddle boat fabricated in our first-year engineering projects class that uses both laser cut and 3D-printed mechanisms.