DESMA 22 FORM

Fall 2019
Tues/Thurs 2pm—4:50pm

SCHEDULE

Week 0

Thursday 9/26 NO CLASS

Homework
Create an Adobe account
Download Adobe Illustrator to your personal computer
Create an Autodesk account
Bookmark Tinkercad and log in using your Autodesk credentials
Download Fusion 360(student edition), Meshmixer, and Slicer for Fusion 360
Find 2-4 hours of time in your schedule outside of class time when you will be available to work in the shop and email that time to Graham and Paul.

Week 1

Tuesday 10/1

Introduction + expectations
Polyhedron and pedestal intro
Shop safety
break
Miter saw
Table saw
Homework: Read Sketching for object making and practice sketching in engineering style
Read "Wood" and "Joinery"in Woodworkers Visual Handbook
If totally unfamiliar with sketching for engineering follow this video tutorial
Practice sketching and bring a simple sketch of an idea for your polyhedron and pedestal

Thursday 10/3

Polyhedron examples
Panel saw
Band saw
break
Drill press
Belt sander/spindle sander
Homework: Acquire a 3 Button mouse
Log into blog
Read "Hardware" in Woodworkers Visual Handbook
Create Sketches for Polyhedron and Pedestal Project
In addition to the final assembled volumes, draw each individual polygon face that composes the whole. Include measurements for every edge and angle. Give an approximate size for your polyhedron and sketch your pedestal based off this(making the pedestal slightly larger).
Begin creating a prototype polyhedron, log at least 3 hours by Tuesday
If interested in a compound joint polyhedron refer to joint calculator links in resources page

Week 2

Tuesday 10/8

Due Sketches and Prototypes for Polyhedron and Pedestal Project post to Blog
Review sketches for Polyhedron and Pedestal
Clamping, gluing and fastening demo
break
Polyhedron and pedestal work time
Homework: Work on polyhedron and pedestal project. Log at least 2 hours for the week.
Work through the basic tutorials on Illustrator Website, start trying to recreate your polyhedron sketches in Illustrator, come to class with questions

Thursday 10/10

Paint booth demo
Illustrator demo
break
Laser Cutter demo
Polyhedron and pedestal work time
Homework:
Fill out a laser cut request form and submit a design you made in Illustrator(demonstrate cutting and engraving) following the submission guidelines, email the file and form to Graham and Paul
Complete polyhedron and pedestal project

Week 3

Tuesday 10/15

Due Polygon and Pedestal Project
In class project review / critique
break
Introduce boolean operations/3D modeling
Homework:
Choose your host object for Boolean parasite project, measure and sketch its dimensions.
Download Cura software

Post Documentation of Polygon Project to the blog:
Include initial sketches, formalized Illustrator diagrams, 5 photos of your process, and 3 images of your final polyhedron on its pedestal.

Thursday 10/17

Due: Documentation of Polyhedron and Pedestal
Review host object choices
Tinkercad and Fusion 360 demo
break
3d printing demo
Homework:
Attend the DMA MFA opening after class from 5pm-8pm. Choose a piece in the show, take a picture and speculate on how it was fabricated(many were fabricated in the fablab), post the image and your speculation to the blog
Log into Tinkercad, go through the lessons
Replicate your host object with proper dimensions in Tinkercad. Screen capture the work space and post to the blog.
Watch video on designing enclosure in Fusion 360
Work through Lynda tutorials for Fusion 360, come to class with questions

Week 4

Tuesday 10/22

Sketches for Boolean Parasite Part A Due
CNC demo and Slicer demo
break CNC demo and Slicer demo
Work on Boolean Parasite A
Homework:
Watch video on Meshmixer and Fusion 360 workflows
Complete Boolean Parasite Part A

Thursday 10/24

Due Boolean Parasite Part A
Review Part A as class
Individual meetings to discuss ideas for Part B
Work on Boolean Parasite Part B
Homework:Plans for the Boolean Parasite project Part B should include: 3+ drawings with dimensions, a materials list, proposed construction methods (i.e. drawing of deconstructed form), a budget, and a narrative justification: why did you design this form this way? Why do you implement a union, difference, or intersection and why does the result appear the way it does? What will you call the result? Who are you building it for? Does it serve a function? Where does it belong? What would its ideal scale be if you could make it bigger (or smaller)?

Post Documentation of Boolean Parasite Part A to the blog Documentation should include initial sketches, formalized modeling diagrams, 5 photos of your process, and 3 images of your final parasite connected to its host

Week 5

Tuesday 10/29

Work on Boolean Parasite Project Part B
Homework: Work on Boolean Parasite Part B

Thursday 10/31

Work on Boolean Parasite Part B
Introduce Wearable Project Homework: Complete Boolean Parasite Project
Begin brainstorming and sketching ideas for a wearable

Week 6

Tuesday 11/5

Due: Boolean Parasite Project
In class review/critique of Boolean Parasite Project
break
One on one meetings to discuss wearables project

Homework: Document Boolean project
Documentation should include initial sketches, formalized modeling diagrams, 5 photos of your process, and 3 images of your final parasite connected to its host.

Thursday 11/7

Due Boolean Parasite Documentation posted to blog
Sewing demo
break
Serger demo
Sewing and serging in class exercise: pillow case
break
Individual meetings to check in on wearables
Homework: Sketches for Wearables project
3+ drawings with dimensions, a materials list, proposed construction methods (i.e. drawing of deconstructed form), a budget, and a narrative justification: why did you design this form this way? How does it effect the movement of the body? What will you call it? Who are you building it for? Does it serve a function?
Work on wearables project, log at least 3 hours in fablab

Week 7

Tuesday 11/12

Due Wearables Proposal posted to blog
Heat sealer demo
Adhesion methods for flexible materials
Vacuum former demo
Vinyl cutting demo
One on one meetings to discuss wearables project
Class time to work on wearables project
Homework: Work on wearables project log at least 5 hours in fablab for the week

Thursday 11/15

Mold making demo
Introduce Final Project
Work time for Wearables project
Homework: Prepare to discuss wearable project and final project with guest lecturer.
Final Project Proposal
Plans for the final project should include: references to at least 3 artists or designers who influenced your thinking, 3+ drawings with dimensions, a materials list, proposed construction methods (i.e. drawing of deconstructed form), a budget, an environmental impact report, and a narrative justification: Why did you choose this type of object? Why did you design this form this way? What is the function? How do humans interact with it? What will you call the final product? Who are you building it for? Where does it belong? What would its ideal scale be if you could make it bigger (or smaller)?

Week 8

Tuesday 11/19

Due Final Project Proposal Work time for wearables project
Homework: Complete Wearables project
Incorporate feedback into Final project proposal

Thursday 11/21

Due: Wearables project
Class review/critique of wearables project
break
Class time to document wearables and sketch/discuss final project
Homework: Document wearables project
Documentation should include initial sketches, formalized modeling diagrams, 5 photos of your process, and 3 images of your final wearable being worn. Work on Final Project.

Week 9

Tuesday 11/26

Due: Wearables project documentation post to blog
One-on-one check in meetings Work time on final project
Homework: Work on final project

Thursday 11/28

NO CLASS Thanksgiving

Week 10

Tuesday 12/3

Class time to work on Final Project
Homework: Work on Final Project

Thursday 12/5

Lela Barclay de Tolly Guest Lecture
Lela meets with class one-on-one to discuss wearables and final projects
Homework: Complete on Final Project

Week 11 - Finals

Tuesday 12/10

Critique of Final Projects
Critique of extra credit projects

Due by 12/14 - Documentation of Final Project posted to the blog
Documentation should include initial sketches, formalized illustrator diagrams, 5 photos of your process, and 5 images of your final project from different angles.