Laser Cutter Hours / Calendar / Reservations

Laser Cutter — Ali Momeni @ 1:53 pm

Links to calendar/reservations for Art and Architecture laser cutters:


Laser Cutter Example: “Papercraft Self Portrait” by Eric Testroete (2009)

Artists,Laser Cutter,Reference,Technique — Ali Momeni @ 8:34 pm

This project entails a larger-than-life photo-realistic head made of paper, worn by the artists and photographed in his usual surroundings.  The project combines color printing, with origami inspired unfolding/folding performed by Pepakura, and situated photographic documentation.


CNC Tricks: Part 1

CNC Router,Folding,Laser Cutter,Technique — Ali Momeni @ 2:36 pm

Some excellent articles on CNC joinery, flexibility and else:

  1. CNC Panel Joinery Notebook (and “Update 1“)
  2. Jochen Gros’ 50 Digital Wood Joints

  3. CNC Kerf-Bending

  4. Plywood Hinge Design and Living Hinges

Assignment 1: Intro Rhino

Assignment,Description — Ali Momeni @ 1:12 pm

DUE: 9/4/13

  1. Complete chapters 1-10 of the Lynda Rhino tutorials; log in to CMU/lynda here.
  2. Familiarize yourself with the material in Rhino CAD 101; this includes a list of 30 or so critical rhino commands, as well as a list of links to various Rhino learning resources.

There will be an in-class exam on Wednesday September 4 on the material covered in these tutorials.  You will be graded on a scale of 0-2; this grade will count as your first assignment for the course.


Course Administration — Ali Momeni @ 8:40 pm

Hello and welcome to “Hey Robot, Let’s Make Something!”

Links to relevant resources for the course as well as student contributions and discussions will be posted on this blog.

Please begin by viewing the syllabus page.

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