Final Project Preparation: SubFabricator-Explorations in Fabrication

by mghods @ 2:08 am 21 April 2010

Project Title:

SubFabricator – Explorations in Subtractive Fabrication

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Project Description:

Think of the simplest way to fabricate a sculpture. The answer is removing undesired volume of a bulk material till remaining volume shapes like the desired form. SubFabricator is an interface that enables user to input her/his 2d or 3d drill paths or drill vectors algorithm in Processing. Afterward, the SubFabricator provides visualization of final form  and data for fabricating form (using CNC or 6-axis Milling Robot) through GrassHopper.

Exhibition Requirements:

All I need to exhibit the work is a table or any kind of flat surface for putting laptop and fabricated forms on. A 6.0′ x 3.0′ or 8.0′ x 2.0′ table would suffice.

Among all projects my favorites are:

Project 1 – The World According to Google Suggest by Nara

Project 2 – AI Brushes by xiaoyuan

Project 3 – Trace Modeler by Karl DD

1 Comment

  1. It’s all about the Grasshopper.

    Image that kind of looks like the Mona Lisa when you look at it the right way—reminds me of the Jesus on toast phenomenon. Related: Can you CNC toast?
    ♥ toast

    When making a presentation, think clearly beforehand about how to explain what you’re showing. It’s important to be clear about what parts are working, and what parts are not. You haven’t shown enough work for us to visualize your eventual results, and you haven’t explained it clearly enough for us to really understand what you’re trying to do…

    I really didn’t understand what you were trying to do…let me know if you need input though once you get a little more done! I’m still digging the concept though…maybe you should start thinking of how to simplify your project though, if time is really creeping up on you. Good luck! -Amanda

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