Collaborative Technical Development, Documentation, and Project Management

• Welcome To Fab Lab BCN • 1st MIT lecture: Introduction about Fab Labs and Fab Network • assignment: plan and sketch a potential semester project//

• Intro and Tutorial to version control (Mecurial)
• Design and create a personal website/ portfolio to describe week by week your work and your final project

Computer-Aided Design, Manufacturing, and Modeling

• Intro to 2D and 3D design software // Illustrator & Cinema 4D

• Model (draw, render, animate, simulate, …)

• assignment: a possible final project, and post it on your class page

Comptuter-Controlled Cutting

• Design and create a project on the laser cutter and / or vinyl cutter

Electronics Production

• Each student will assemble their own fabbable in-system programmer (Fab ISP) for use in the class

• Learn to mill boards on the milling machine

• Practice surface mount soldering techniques

• Program AVR microcontrollers

Computer-Controlled Machining

• Learn to make something big out of wood on the Shopbot CNC router

Electronics Production

• Learn to modify one of our existing electronics “hello world” examples or create your own project

Molding, Casting and Composites

• Learn how to create detailed molds from machinable wax and make casts from them

• Create composite parts or structures

Embedded Programming

• Learn to program AVR micorcontrollers

3D Scanning and Printing

• Learn how to turn a physical object into code

• Then learn how to take that code and print it as a physical object

Input Devices

• Learn to make a circuit board with a input sensor (light, switches, temperature or ultrasonic, etc.)

Interface and Application Programming

• Learn to visualize the output of a sensor board (that you build in the previous input devices unit)

Output Devices

• Learn to control a output device (LED’s, speaker, video or motors)

Mechanical Design

• Assemble a the mechanical structure of a machine designed by a MIT graduate student

• Last year we made the MTM Snap-Lock milling machine

Embedded Networking and Communications

• Learn to make devices that talk to each other (serial bus, radio or infrared)

Machine Design

• Assemble a the electronics and program a machine designed by a MIT graduate student

• Last year we made the MTM Snap-Lock milling machine

Digital Fabrication Applications and Implications

• Learn about the broader applications of digital fabrication and what Neil Gershenfeld and his graduate students at MIT are currently working on

• Guest lectures from MIT grad students and other industry professionals

Digital Fabrication Project Development

• Using the skills you have learned, plan and document a final project that integrates at least two of the topics covered in the course

• Students work on their final projects

Invention, Intellectual Property, and Business Models

• Guest lectures from experts in the field

• Students work on their final projects

Final Project Presentations

• Labs around the world meet to present their final projects

Final Project

A potential final project could be:

IDEA// Using video mapping technique on a modular structures build portable video scenographies. I create visual performances for different kinds of events, festivals and parties.

PLAN// my idea is still working progress and open to grow up with new inputs that are coming from this Academy Fab Lab period, but I want to move this kind of modular structures in both sides: one with video porjection material like polipropileno and the other gkind of mirrow. This both sides create a combination of visuals and lights efects.



This structure has been inspired by the design of Eillen Gray, Black Block Screen, 1923

#Great for
live performances to show logos on a modern display wall for visuals

#Struttre specifications
width: 5,25 mt
height: 3,50 mt
depth: 0,75 mt
weight: 35kg

this structure can be hung or set on a tripod
and may be extended in rows and columns

#Video Projector specifications
ansi lumen: 6000-8000
resolution 1024x768px

Check the gallery below and have a look my modular structures.

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