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Fab Academy – 3D printing and attempts at scanning

By: Rob Adams on April 4, 2013

By Tia This week has not been a success for me. I thought that it would be fairly easy as I have been doing 3D printing for a while, but it turns out that 3d scanning has been a challenge. …

Fab Academy – Make Something Big

By: Rob Adams on March 29, 2013

I knew exactly what I wanted to do for this project – a fence to place around a kids play area. I was already comfortable wih using the ShopBot,¬†and was only limited at first by my design skills. I started …

Fab Academy – Molding and Casting

By: Rob Adams on March 25, 2013

Casting and Molding I was particularly interested in doing the casting and molding this week, and I was fairly pleased with the results, considering it was my first time. The biggest challenger was designing the mold. I wanted to make …

Fab Academy Week 3

By: Rob Adams on March 14, 2013

This week we worked with 2D designs and cutting those designs on the Laser Cutter and Vinyl Cutter. With the Laser Cutter, the assignment was to create a press fit kit. Since I have little experience in design with software, …

The start of Fab Academy 2013

By: Rob Adams on February 26, 2013

As some of you may know I (Tia) am currently taking Fab Academy, under the leadership of a Fab Lab in Providence RI. This is a semester long class with a heavy work load. Each week involves a different aspect …