Instructables: exploring - - digital fabrication - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 5 Jul 2015 10:32:00 PDT BLOX v1.01 Mobile Craft Module http://www.instructables.com/id/Mobile-Craft-Module/
Mobile Craft Module - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/04T2/IB3HEW24/F6N04T2IB3HEW24.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/04T2/IB3HEW24/F6N04T2IB3HEW24.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/04T2/IB3HEW24/F6N04T2IB3HEW24.SMALL.jpg adammarcus The Mobile Craft Module, a product of the Prototyping Mobility Advanced Architecture Studio led by Adam Marcus at California College of the Arts, proposes an architecture of deployable structures that can be reconfigured to serve a variety of functions. The twin modules can be arranged in multiple w...
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 23:12:52 PDT
Material Speculation: ISIS http://www.instructables.com/id/Material-Speculation-ISIS/
Material Speculation: ISIS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/4M7D/IAWDQ2Q3/F434M7DIAWDQ2Q3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/4M7D/IAWDQ2Q3/F434M7DIAWDQ2Q3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/4M7D/IAWDQ2Q3/F434M7DIAWDQ2Q3.SMALL.jpg morehshin (This is an in-progess research and project. As I continue the development of the project, I will be completing and editing this text. You can also look for more updates on my website.)“Material Speculation” is a digital fabrication and 3D printing project by Morehshin Allahyari that inspects Petrop...
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:27:36 PDT
Circular Knitic http://www.instructables.com/id/Circular-Knitic/
Circular Knitic - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/ELGU/IAHPAO4Y/FSLELGUIAHPAO4Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/ELGU/IAHPAO4Y/FSLELGUIAHPAO4Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/ELGU/IAHPAO4Y/FSLELGUIAHPAO4Y.SMALL.jpg varvara With the boom of digital fabrication technology, a 3d printer is gradually turning into a commodity that every creative studio have on their desk. At the same time, Fab Labs and makerspaces are a lot about hard-surface object production while the first digital fabrication tool, which is an electron...
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Thu, 4 Jun 2015 01:45:34 PDT
Slipstream Table (Experiments in Aluminum and Plywood Lamination) http://www.instructables.com/id/Slipstream-Table-Experiments-in-Aluminum-and-Plywo/
Slipstream Table (Experiments in Aluminum and Plywood Lamination) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/OV3M/IA5ITYGP/F86OV3MIA5ITYGP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/OV3M/IA5ITYGP/F86OV3MIA5ITYGP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/OV3M/IA5ITYGP/F86OV3MIA5ITYGP.SMALL.jpg abertoni The Slipstream Table is the culmination of a number of side projects and experiments in CNC profile cutting, lamination, sheet good manipulation and traditional woodworking. The project is the result of the economy and efficiency of cnc fabrication, as well as the realities of the hand finishing req...
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Tue, 26 May 2015 16:29:45 PDT
How to Make a Hanging Baffle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Hanging-Baffle/
How to Make a Hanging Baffle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/XFR2/I9UE7BWO/FB0XFR2I9UE7BWO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/XFR2/I9UE7BWO/FB0XFR2I9UE7BWO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/XFR2/I9UE7BWO/FB0XFR2I9UE7BWO.SMALL.jpg Dairan Xu OverviewTeam: Wenzhe Peng, Dairan XuInstructors: Kyle Steinfeld, Simon Schleicher, Jonathan Bachrach, Luis JaggyThe environment baffle we made is a bending structure hanging to the ceiling, which is used to provide a private feeling in a public space. It can either be big enough to allow two people ...
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Wed, 20 May 2015 02:11:40 PDT
Casting a 3D Model http://www.instructables.com/id/Casting-a-3D-Model/
Casting a 3D Model - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/7CMV/I7XQZRKT/F2E7CMVI7XQZRKT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/7CMV/I7XQZRKT/F2E7CMVI7XQZRKT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/7CMV/I7XQZRKT/F2E7CMVI7XQZRKT.SMALL.jpg bayne.peterson Starting from a 3D model, I wanted to make a mold that I could use to cast tinted urethane plastic. Translucent urethane beautifully conveys interior space and mass, which I think makes it an interesting medium for the physical iteration of a 3D model. I was eager to see this virtual object become a...
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:26:57 PDT
Use 123D Catch To Translate a Form http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-123D-Catch-To-Translate-a-Form/
Use 123D Catch To Translate a Form - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/Q0QR/I6EXG7AM/FZQQ0QRI6EXG7AM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/Q0QR/I6EXG7AM/FZQQ0QRI6EXG7AM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/Q0QR/I6EXG7AM/FZQQ0QRI6EXG7AM.SMALL.jpg bayne.peterson Recently, I had a great experience using 123D Catch in my artwork. I am an artist working primarily in wood, using both analogue and digital tools. I was working on a series of carvings called IV-X-6236, named after the museum documentation number of an Inuit Miniature walrus ivory carving from the ...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 15:55:46 PST
Liminal Mass: 3D Printed Ceiling http://www.instructables.com/id/Liminal-Mass-3D-Printed-Ceiling/
Liminal Mass: 3D Printed Ceiling - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/K6VD/I55MV6FA/F3CK6VDI55MV6FA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/K6VD/I55MV6FA/F3CK6VDI55MV6FA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/K6VD/I55MV6FA/F3CK6VDI55MV6FA.SMALL.jpg smithallen_studio Liminal MassLiminal Mass is a graft within ceiling architecture in a coastal house: a long, narrow piece suspended within the a ceiling annex. Responsive to the environment, the surface’s reflective properties will change throughout the day, alternating between opacity and translucency. Lighting com...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:48:48 PST
Digital Fabrication : Laser Cut Skateboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Fabrication-Laser-Cut-Skateboard/
Digital Fabrication : Laser Cut Skateboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/XWR9/I4ZHML17/F6AXWR9I4ZHML17.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/XWR9/I4ZHML17/F6AXWR9I4ZHML17.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/XWR9/I4ZHML17/F6AXWR9I4ZHML17.SMALL.jpg gabrieltaft Laser Cut SkateboardTraditionally, when making skateboards sheets of veneer are glued together, the wood is bent into shape and then cut out with a saw.I was curious if you could flip these steps, apply a Digital Fabrication processes and create a fully laser cut skateboard. My first attempt resulte...
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:31:24 PST
Caldera Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Caldera-Table/
Caldera Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/1MSB/I3TI2ZZS/F3H1MSBI3TI2ZZS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/1MSB/I3TI2ZZS/F3H1MSBI3TI2ZZS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/1MSB/I3TI2ZZS/F3H1MSBI3TI2ZZS.SMALL.jpg PATHfab The undisturbed planar surface of the table top provides a starting point for intervention with the Caldera Table. Typically of a constant depth, the extruded top literally offers little room for play. By introducing a grouping of volumetric aberrations which deform not only the top surface, but als...
By: PATHfab

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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:27:20 PST
Lasercut cardboard dinosaurs http://www.instructables.com/id/Lasercut-cardboard-dinosaurs/
Lasercut cardboard dinosaurs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/E0MP/I32WJBJV/F0ME0MPI32WJBJV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/E0MP/I32WJBJV/F0ME0MPI32WJBJV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/E0MP/I32WJBJV/F0ME0MPI32WJBJV.SMALL.jpg jayludden These four piece friction-fit dinosaurs take about 2 minutes each to cut out of cardboard.Materials:Laser cutter (although you could probably also do it with an exacto knife.)Cardboard (from a shipping box) -- 1/16 inch plywood and acrylic also work with tweakingAdobe Illustrator (or Inkscape or any...
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:47:12 PST
Scan | Fab Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Redwood-Burl-Table-with-Digitally-Fabricated-Legs/
Scan | Fab Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/9ZNI/I20W0CT2/FC49ZNII20W0CT2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/9ZNI/I20W0CT2/FC49ZNII20W0CT2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/9ZNI/I20W0CT2/FC49ZNII20W0CT2.SMALL.jpg gkapriel My roommate found this redwood burl a few years ago. I've always thought it had a wonderful shape, but it was not in great condition. It has been living on the porch on top of a wood box collecting spider webs, moss, and considerable dry rot. I thought I would take the time to refurbish the burl and...
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 23:31:27 PST
123D Make an Awesome…...fill-in-the-blank. (A lamp in this case) http://www.instructables.com/id/123D-Make-an-Awesomefill-in-the-blank-A-lamp-in-th/
123D Make an Awesome…...fill-in-the-blank. (A lamp in this case) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/E38T/I1C3WUPQ/FUXE38TI1C3WUPQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/E38T/I1C3WUPQ/FUXE38TI1C3WUPQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/E38T/I1C3WUPQ/FUXE38TI1C3WUPQ.SMALL.jpg PATHfab When I started my residency at Pier 9 just over a month ago, I wanted to quickly test out some of the machines I had recently received training on. One of those was the Metabeam Laser – a 400 watt laser with a 4’x4’ bed –a great prototyping machine! I didn’t want to spend a lot of time on these tes...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:25:34 PDT
Digital Fabrication : Bent Lamination Mold http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Fabrication-Bent-Lamination-Mold/
Digital Fabrication : Bent Lamination Mold - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/OVQF/I1C42C3I/FXKOVQFI1C42C3I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/OVQF/I1C42C3I/FXKOVQFI1C42C3I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/OVQF/I1C42C3I/FXKOVQFI1C42C3I.SMALL.jpg gabrieltaft Creating the Mold for Bent Lamination on a Laser CutterThis Instructable will teach you the Digital Fabrication workflow I used to take a 3D Model and create a laser cut, Cardboard Bent Lamination Mold.We will be creating a skateboard design and it's camber (The curvature in the deck created from th...
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:44:31 PDT
Architecture In The Making: Learn To Grow / Grow To Learn Facade Prototype http://www.instructables.com/id/Architecture-In-The-Making-Learn-To-Grow-Grow-To-L/
Architecture In The Making: Learn To Grow / Grow To Learn Facade Prototype - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/SXTZ/HWAB03ZC/F1ASXTZHWAB03ZC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/SXTZ/HWAB03ZC/F1ASXTZHWAB03ZC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/SXTZ/HWAB03ZC/F1ASXTZHWAB03ZC.SMALL.jpg adammarcus Designers: Taole Chen, Joshua Evans, Mallory Van NessThis project is the product of an architecture design studio taught by Adam Marcus (Variable Projects) and Margaret Ikeda & Evan Jones (ASSEMBLY) at California College of the Arts Division of Architecture in spring, 2014. The studio, titled "Archi...
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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:28:26 PDT
Plyboo California Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Plyboo-California-Desk/
Plyboo California Desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6B/7YA4/HUWMF9L9/F6B7YA4HUWMF9L9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6B/7YA4/HUWMF9L9/F6B7YA4HUWMF9L9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6B/7YA4/HUWMF9L9/F6B7YA4HUWMF9L9.SMALL.jpg gabrieltaft Recently I was gifted a beautiful sheet of Plyboo (Thank you Arthur and Evan!) and also just moved into a very empty room. To fill this new space, I decided to use the plyboo to make a new desk.After brainstorming a few different shapes, I decided that California seemed to be quite the right shape f...
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Thu, 8 May 2014 01:06:13 PDT
Triangulated Lamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Triangulated-Lamps/
Triangulated Lamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/MDXF/HNTTF0II/FZZMDXFHNTTF0II.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/MDXF/HNTTF0II/FZZMDXFHNTTF0II.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/MDXF/HNTTF0II/FZZMDXFHNTTF0II.SMALL.jpg jftesser This instructable describes how to create triangulated lampshades (or, I suppose, any triangulated form) from a simple mesh. This is a little trickier than it might first appear, because while each triangle joins to its neighbors with no thickness in a digital mesh, any built version will need to ac...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:53:25 PST
Laser Cut Record http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Record/
Laser Cut Record - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/PVY1/HLJV1US0/FCQPVY1HLJV1US0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/PVY1/HLJV1US0/FCQPVY1HLJV1US0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/PVY1/HLJV1US0/FCQPVY1HLJV1US0.SMALL.jpg amandaghassaei A few months back, I wrote about how I used a 3D printer to transform any mp3 into a physical record.  Though all the documentation for that project is available here, and the 3D models could potentially be printed through an online fabrication service, I knew that the barrier to entry for norma...
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Sun, 5 May 2013 23:49:25 PDT
DIY Circle Map Lamp From Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Circle-Map-Lamp-From-Scratch/
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Mon, 1 Apr 2013 15:49:57 PDT
3D Ornament Snowflake Bunting! http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Ornament-Snowflake-Bunting/
3D Ornament Snowflake Bunting! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/TC3B/H8RVCGRC/F83TC3BH8RVCGRC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/TC3B/H8RVCGRC/F83TC3BH8RVCGRC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/TC3B/H8RVCGRC/F83TC3BH8RVCGRC.SMALL.jpg doodlecraft 3D Ornament, Snowflake, Flower, Tulle, Party/Holiday/Wedding, Birthday Bunting Banner! Gathering supplies! Here's what you will need: Patterned paper...not cardstock tape or adhesive (I use a tape gun) hot glue gun and lots of sticks of glue! Silicone pad, mat or trivet (I use a silicone a...
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Fri, 2 Nov 2012 08:20:18 PDT
Chibikart: Rapid-Prototyping a Subminiature Electric Go-Kart Using Digital Fabrication and Hobby Components http://www.instructables.com/id/Chibikart-Rapid-Prototyping-a-Subminiature-Electr/
Chibikart: Rapid-Prototyping a Subminiature Electric Go-Kart Using Digital Fabrication and Hobby Components - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/T2ST/H2TJ4UZB/FWBT2STH2TJ4UZB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/T2ST/H2TJ4UZB/FWBT2STH2TJ4UZB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/T2ST/H2TJ4UZB/FWBT2STH2TJ4UZB.SMALL.jpg teamtestbot Chibikart! is a very small yet powerful and maneuverable 2WD electric go-kart that you can build using off-the-shelf industrial and hobby components and digitally fabricated frame parts. Using modern lithium ion batteries and brushless permanent-magnet electric motors, Chibikart can accelerate its d...
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Fri, 1 Jun 2012 08:44:23 PDT
How to Make a 3D Printed Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-3D-Printed-Bracelet-intro/
How to Make a 3D Printed Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/CBGC/H2ULR5N1/FVZCBGCH2ULR5N1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/CBGC/H2ULR5N1/FVZCBGCH2ULR5N1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/CBGC/H2ULR5N1/FVZCBGCH2ULR5N1.SMALL.jpg ArchetypeZ This instructable requires at least a beginner's level in 3D modeling although it should be easy enough to follow along even if you've never modeled anything before. I have a background in architecture and once used 3d Printing in grad school for an architectural model. I remember staring down at m...
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Wed, 30 May 2012 18:52:51 PDT
Laser Cutting for Absolute Beginners: Custom Laser-Cut Pendant using the MAGIC OF THE INTERNET (or: a very basic introduction to Adobe Illustrator) http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cutting-for-Absolute-Beginners-Custom-Laser/
Laser Cutting for Absolute Beginners: Custom Laser-Cut Pendant using the MAGIC OF THE INTERNET (or: a very basic introduction to Adobe Illustrator) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/CKPX/H15NKPOO/FF5CKPXH15NKPOO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/CKPX/H15NKPOO/FF5CKPXH15NKPOO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/CKPX/H15NKPOO/FF5CKPXH15NKPOO.SMALL.jpg mtgoldma Have you ever wanted one of those fancy laser cut out necklaces, but you don't own a laser cutter or know how to use design software?  This is your lucky day, my friend.  I am going to teach you everything you need to know to make this happen, and no more.  This procedure is more widely applicable t...
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Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:43:43 PDT
Tails for the Serpent Twins http://www.instructables.com/id/Tails-for-the-Serpent-Twins/
Tails for the Serpent Twins - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/DNMA/GTB9PJOV/FLKDNMAGTB9PJOV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/DNMA/GTB9PJOV/FLKDNMAGTB9PJOV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/DNMA/GTB9PJOV/FLKDNMAGTB9PJOV.SMALL.jpg JeffreyMcGrew For this year's Burning Man, we threw in with our good friends Jon & Kystren of Form and Reform . You many know them from their awesome 'how to make a snail car' Instructable they made a while back. Jon & Kyrsten had a big, big idea : to make a pair of 50' long art cars, two serpents, one light and...
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Fri, 21 Oct 2011 10:48:54 PDT