Intro to Rhino® ~ June 8th, 9am – 5pm @ Fab Lab DC
Rhinoceros®, or Rhino®, has become one of the standard 3D modeling tools for designers and architects. Start with a sketch, drawing, physical model, scan data, or only an idea—Rhino provides the tools to model and document designs for rendering, animation, drafting, engineering, analysis, and manufacturing or construction. A registration link for this June 8th, all-day workshop on will be posted shortly.
The exhibition will be on view through June 30th, by appointment, with a closing reception and talk by the artists on June 30th, 1pm – 3pm. Other viewing times by appointment (fab(at)fablabdc(dot)org). Please visit our Facebook Page for pictures and postings.
THIRDwave is an investigation into the ways that digital fabrication technology is informing what many are calling the third wave in the industrial revolution. Through coursework at the dFAB at MICA, students and educators asked themselves, what can we, as makers, create with this technology, and how can what we create change our world?
Curated by Ryan Hoover, Director of Fabrication Studios, Maryland Institute College of Art
Including works by:
Questions ~ fab(at)fablabdc(dot)org
• Introduction to Inkscape & Laser Cutting: April 20th, 9pm – 5pm @ Fab Lab DC
Introduction to two-dimensional design and fabrication techniques, using Inkscape graphic design software in conjunction with the laser cutter at this day-long workshop. Participants will be led through a series of exercises in vector drawing and editing techniques. Fabricate alaser-cut/etched, acrylic LED light or sign of your own design.
• FAB SPOT ~ Fab Lab DC Open House Saturday, March 2, 3:00pm ~ 5:00pm with demos, presentations, & exhibition including works by Sarah Geitz, Kashuo Bennett, Alex Mayer, CUA’s Solar Decathlon Team’s Jonathan Grinham, Robert Blabolil, & Jeremy Haak and more.
New Media Culture in Architecture and Design by Jonathan Grinham, Architect/Instructor/Artist Jonathan’s designs track themes in digital fabrication, para-metrics, kinetics and interactive environments. During this evening presentation, we’ll learn about Jonathan’s work and upcoming projects, including the Solar Decathlon and the role of “appliance architectures” in shaping the social and environmental fabric of space. His talk will explore how the new media culture has become an integral part of the design process of architects and designers, sparking a re-emergence of computationally embedded, responsive environments. Click here for more information and to register.
Arduino Weekend Workshop with Jonathan Grinham Click here for details and registration. Sign up for Fab Lab DC‘s Arduino Weekend* to learn about the new open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. Advance registration is required. The hands-on Ardiuno Workshop, by Jonathan Grinham, begins Saturday @ 10AM &continues Sunday from 11AM – 4:30PM. You’ll learn how Arduino works & the many things it can do. Bring your laptop and download open source software. Enrollment fee includes materials & supplies including your own Arduino kit! *Also included with registration to the hands-on Arduino Weekend workshop is admission to our Friday evening Speaker Series’ presentation: New Media Culture in Architecture and Design by Jonathan Grinham. Stay tuned for more upcoming Fab events & programs @ Fab Lab DC.
will talk about their new book! October 2nd, 2012, 7pm, Handmade to Sell: Hello Craft’s Guide to Owning, Running and Growing Your Crafty Biz
The Summit of Awesome is an annual conference that brings together crafters and makers from across the U.S. to learn, grow, and be prosperous in today’s economy.
Digitally fabricated designs by CUA’s School of Architecture Students, Mike Bollino, Stacey Carbone, Ryan Horton, Toni Lem, Charlotte Styer, and Michelle Ticar, with their instructor Ryan McKibbin. CUA Architecture Students are preparing for their submission to the upcoming Solar Decathlon. By appointment: fab(at)fablabdc.org
Kashuo Bennett with Rhino workshop participants @ Fab Lab DC.