Instructables: exploring - - digital fabrication - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:25:22 PST BLOX v1.01 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 spockish 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
Redwood Burl Table with Digitally Fabricated Legs http://www.instructables.com/id/Redwood-Burl-Table-with-Digitally-Fabricated-Legs/
Redwood Burl Table with Digitally Fabricated Legs - 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/
DIY Circle Map Lamp From Scratch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/VLYL/HEXSMPPG/FZ8VLYLHEXSMPPG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/VLYL/HEXSMPPG/FZ8VLYLHEXSMPPG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/VLYL/HEXSMPPG/FZ8VLYLHEXSMPPG.SMALL.jpg kickice82003 [ Overview ] Hello everyone! This instructable will walk you through some steps to create this (or similar) table lamp. The lamp's pattern comes from an electron microscope image of a leaf. Dark areas in the image translate to small circles, while lighter parts of the image generate progressively l...
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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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