2250A (Fabrication Lab)
Broad Art Center
2250A Fabricaiton Lab
This course explores the relationship between the digital and the physical using traditional woodworking tools, cnc machines, digital modeling software, and physical modeling skills. Students will learn how to convey a complete design idea using physical models and digital representation techniques. The class will start by exploring geometry through making and mutating ‘primitives’. Students will then be tasked with giving their mutations a purpose and bringing a working prototype to life, dealing with realities such as scale, weight, material feedback, thickness, structure and context.
Analog Making - Develop basic physical model/prototyping skills using traditional shop tools (Table Saw, Band Saw, Scroll Saw, Drill Press, Spindle Sander, Edge Sander, Hand Tools)
Digital Making - Develop basic digital model making skills using 3D modeling software (Maya or Rhino) and physical model making skills using digital machines (CNC Router and Laser Cutter)
Representation - Develop basic skills to convey a complete design idea through representation using rendering, photography and vector drawing techniques (Rhino, Maya, Illustrator, Photoshop)