Last February 24 was the fifth class of 3D Scanning and Printing. Thanks to the Barcelona and Lima team I have been able to learn about many software to achieve different results. This topic interests me a lot, I had the opportunity to explore a 3D printer some time ago in Fab Lab Lima and I really liked everything that can be achieved with it. 😃
One of the most beautiful memories I have is having taken it to the Peruvian Amazon. Thanks to an alliance with some organizations and the management of the state, Fab Lab Peru had the opportunity to share knowledge about 3D printing technology, the students were amazed and very happy to learn about this type of alternatives in digital manufacturing. Here I show a picture where we used a 3D printer on a boat on the Marañon River.
It was really beautiful! 💓
In this group assignment we are asked to determine the design rules for our 3D printer, it is interesting once again to share that our team is still working each one from home, each one has a printer that we were able to distribute for the individual work of each one. In this segment I will share the explorations we did as a team with remote work. 😃
Given the situation, resolving our assignments has been a real odyssey, even so, and thanks to the movement we have generated to solve the problems, we are using our homes as laboratories. In the case of the group assignment I managed to get the 3D printer of the Fab Lab that I have used before, I had already handled it but I had a big mishap.
My first trip was to Benito Juarez's house, thanks to my dad I was able to go get the machine and bring it home, after that shipment and not being able to calibrate it I received a delivery from my partner Jesus Lucero, unlike the first machine this one was different and I had never handled it so I had to learn how to operate it. It was great to get to know a new printer.
Once again I thank Fab Lab Lima for the support with the necessary materials to fulfill my weekly task, so far I have been able to get the minimum necessary and that has allowed me to learn a lot. 💓
As an individual assignment I have had a very interesting week, thanks to the different explorations I have managed to overcome to be able to print and scan my individual object. More important than the result has been the whole process that I lived, without a doubt overcoming obstacles makes us learn many things that have much more value than just fulfilling a weekly task. All this, of course, would never be achieved without a team behind me. 😍
For me this week was not so easy, it took me quite some time to understand the calibration of the 3D printer, I did a lot of tests both default and designed, every time I have used the printer I have had the feeling that getting a design in physical by our own means is awesome.
Unlike before, this time I was able to take the time to play and have fun with my creations, it was also a challenge to get the shapes to hold and be non-subtractive, I think the first important thing to get this assignment is to know your machine well. And not to give up. 💪
This week's adventure on the scanner was a bit difficult but thanks to a thousand ways of working things out, we made it. I don't have a scanning machine, nor does the Fab Lab have one, so each team member had to figure out how to solve the task.
In my case thanks to my sister Stacy Ascencio I was able to use her Iphone to find some scanning tools from an application, I didn't think it would be so good but the most important and interesting thing is that it is so easy to access a scanner from your cell phone that you can really do the job wherever you are. 😃