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18. Wildcard week


Design and produce something with a digital fabrication process
(incorporating computer-aided design and manufacturing) not covered in another assignment,
documenting the requirements that your assignment meets,
and including everything necessary to reproduce it. Possibilities include (but are not limited to) composites, textiles, biotechnology, robotics, folding, and cooking.

Learning outcomes

Demonstrate workflows used in the chosen process
Select and apply suitable materials and processes to create your project.

nueval-Check List

Shown how you made your project
Described problems and how you fixed them
Included your design files and ‘hero shot’ photos of the project
For wild card week, I choose a digital netting.

What we did

No Weekly Group Assignment


I drew “安全第一” with Preview on Mac. “安全第一” is a slogan used in construction and in manufacturing industry which means “safety first.” I thought this was good word for makers.

Then I copied it on my USB memory. The tips is you need to put USB and pull out before you copy a file in order to create folders suit for the soft called “刺しゅうPRO 10.” After I created folders, opened the image to a soft.

In this soft, I ajusted size to fit nitting area.

And decided which color I was going to use. For this time, I choose green, and black.

Test Materials

  • 1st try: groves I brought a pair gloves from my home because this is used in making process occasion. However I found that this fabric was coarse and too small, so I decided to move different materials.

  • 2nd try: cotton T-shirt Reveiwing 1st try, I listed up materials more tight close texture and picked up cotton T-shirt. So I bought a white T-shirt at convienience store.

First, in order to make it stable, put a platic flim on guide. Then put a double sided tape on. Finally, put T-shirt on it.

Then set strings on bottom and top. Color of the design is determined on top strings color, so this time I set black at first.

Loaded image from the USB, and pushed start botton.

At first looked good, but when the needle moved to a bit more complecated letter, it didn’t work properly. Cotton fabric is pulled to under part of sewing machine.

  • 3rd try: close fabric To verify if it’s the problem of design or fabric, I tried closer fabric. This worked well, so I concluded that fabric was the problem.

  • 4th try: Gause hand scarf As a result of 3rd try, it turned out that density of fablic was the matter. So I bought a gause hand scarf. This worked really well, and I got a hand scarf with “安全第一” sawing.

刺しゅうPRO 10

embf files