...and the FabAcademy
Final Project Concept
The Memory Measurer... A device to measure a child's growth and capture images of their progress.
Building a website and uploading it tothe GIT Repository.
Computer Aided Design
Designing an assembly that will house the FabISP we'll design next week!
Computer Controlled Cutting
Paying tribute to my favorite childhood toys, I set out to design a laser cut construction kit that allows endless building possibilities!
Machining circuit boards, soldering tiny electronic components, and programming the finished board so it can be used to program other boards! What a week!
3D Printing & Scanning
Modeling and 3D printing an object that can't easily be created using traditional subtractive techniques, plus 3D scanning an object!
Building on lessons learned from week-4, I dive into using PCB software to design a custom board!
Computer Controlled Machining
Employing parametric design tools and the Shopbot to make something BIG!
Programming the button and LED I put on the Millenium Falcon inspired circuit board I designed and made two weeks ago!
Molding and Casting
Inspired by my son's challenge to build an alternative piece for his Rubik's Cube, I designed a piece that "eliminates" the middle-edge pieces and then molded 12 pieces!
Looking to integrate magnets into my new idea for a final project, I built a board with a Hall Effect sensor to measure a magnetic field.
Building on last week's assignment, I change the color of and RGB LED as the magnetic around a Hall Effect sensor changes.
Interface & Application Programming
Can I make a GUI that responds to input from a board that I fabbed? ...let's find out!
Networking & Communications
Designing two boards that can communicate with one another over a Serial bus.
Mechanical & Machine Design
A two-week group project to design and fabricate a robotic etch-a-sketch machine!
Intrigued by the PFAFF sewing machine, I set out to learn how to use it and make an embroidered shirt for my son.
Applications & Implications
Planning my final project - Color Pegs!
Invention & Intellectual Property
Deciding how the world can make use of my final design.
Final Project Development
On my way to builing my final project! Time management is the key!
This is it! What you've all been waiting for! Check out Color Pegs!