Seventh week in the Fab Academy and this time we have to make a human scale design, I am excited about this week as I have never handled a large machine before and I have never worked with wood in large designs so it is being a great new learning experience.
We don't have a ShopBot in our lab so we ventured to get one, first it takes us a long time to get the tools but still our job is to solve it so thanks to the team and their predisposition we always innovate solutions for everyone. Next I will describe the step by step of what happened this week, I recommend once again to keep moving, in case you haven't managed to have a complete lab you can use the alliance with some people that count with what you need and contact them, always working as a team helps a lot. Great team Fab Lab Lima! 😍
As a group task this week we are asked to perform the safety training of your lab, test eccentricity, alignment, speeds, feeds, materials and machine trajectories. As we have an old machine we put our knowledge to the test to get to know it during this week. Here I will tell you how it went. 💪
As I mentioned at the beginning, our team has recycled an old machine, this machine needed an important test because we did not know if it was going to work for our work. The first thing we did was to get the necessary implements, tools, electronic components and also the material. All that we have achieved has been by moving among our contacts since in our laboratory there was nothing to do the work of this week.
Something very particular was that I had the opportunity to coordinate with Vaneza Caycho who is part of Team Fab Lab Peru, Peruvian entrepreneur and CEO of IFURNITURE, thanks to her we managed to have material for our first tests, she works with wood and in her house she had a room with many plates that I could go and take them to our new workspace. Thank you very much Vaneza!. 🥰
As an individual task we are asked to design, mill and assemble something big, in my case I chose the idea of not only designing something simple and easy but also useful, it is important to make our creations serve and help other people so in this section I will tell you what I did.😃
As a team we chose to be practical, we do not have a high performance machine and there are several of us who have to divide the work, as the machine took us a long time to put it in good condition and work, we chose to do a joint project, this full-scale design is to condition our workspace, our roof does not have a structure that allows the entry of light and air properly so we chose to design and install a skylight. 🥰
To make the work really individual we started to design in different 3D programs and to discuss about the final shape that our project will have, next I will show you some of the ideas we had and the process we had to follow to optimize the time we have to accomplish our work.