Intro to Fab Week 6 – Motor Helicopter

Buy the Pre-made Parts! Ben told us last week that sometimes it was better to buy the stock parts than making it with your own hands. So, I decided to follow this golden creed. It wasn’t because I was lazy or something.I went to Tinkersphere this week (for the first time) and found that their…

Intro to Fab Week 5 – Mixed Materials

Line Art There was a time I was very fascinated with line art by its elegance and simplicity. This week’s assignment was to try out new materials together, so I decided to make a line art in the real world. Materials I came across this really well-shaped birch wood at Blick. The idea of drawing…

Intro to Fab Week 4 – Enclosure

Tools Needed   Utility Knife Paper Cardboard Glue Ruler Scissor Make the Enclosure       I just grabbed a cardboard and made an enclosure out of it. For the electronic part, I integrated an Arduino module which allowed you to change the brightness of two LEDs on the front panel with a potentiometer. I…

Intro to Fab Week 3 – Laser Cutters

Finally laser cutters! Precision come back to life! For assignment of the week, I decided to make a box with laser-cut dog patterns. It was not difficult and the tools I used were: 3 mm Ply Wood Board Illustrator Laser Cutter Wood Glue Draw & Print After I sketched out the blueprint, I started to…

Intro to Fab Week 2 – Times PI

This week’s assignment is about repetition and I make 5 squares chained on a dowel. I used the following to complete the assignment: Sander Wire stripper Knife Drill Problems I didn’t intend to do the simple square at first but five wood-copters. I used five wood blocks and tried to use the utility knife to…

Intro to Fab Week 1 – Do Not Blame the Tools!

I was excited, curious and somewhat afraid when I took up this class. I’ve trying to do stuff on my own but things did not turn out good for me. Now that I’ve taken the class, I’ll do everything I can to defend my honor! Flashlights! The first assignment was rather easy: make a flashlight….