Tuesday, March 31, 2015
A the end of the session we asked the students to decide by themself which projects should be further developed within the semester and nor Dr. Bucky Lab or Jerzy Latka our Cardboard expert had to use their veto card ( rarely used when the students rely on gold plated, diamond studded concepts that will blow the semesters budget …).
A nice set of projects were chosen and we are about to see how snowflake shades, growing hairs or the use of dental care products may change the way we are able to shade the facades of tomorrow. For the cardboard group we already noticed a passion for detail and we are looking into a customisable, easy to transport, lightweight solution which may be a hybrid construction in combination with a little bit of wood or something else to increase stiffness.
We will also place the elevator pitches in a row, so stay tuned !
two weeks ago we started our new semester and after the intro on monday, we gathered together to get in touch with the students. Thats what we called our campfire and using the crows nest on top of our faculty building we had a nice chat. While a real fire would be really necessary … its cold up there we learned that we have already highly experienced students in this semester. The skills vary from home builders, japanese sword fighters and obstacle runners …so whatever we are facing this semester we are up to all the challenges …
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
Have a nice weekend
For the students already following our blog, we will meet in lecture room U on monday around 10.00
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Daniel Aaron Bislip a second semester bacherlor student is using his 3d printer intensively for the study and while the machine operating kept him at home he decided to make one that fits in his locker at the faculty of Architecture in Delft.
His goals were simple, small as possible, cheap and robust to be carried around. Based on a RepRap printer he decided to go with a canteliver arm, using only one stepper motor, he used a power scource small enough to fit in the case, decided to go without a heated bed, using PLA mostly a good way to go.
The print quality of his machine is quite good and does everything he asks for. While his prototype ( shown ) is already redesigned and replaced by a second one that is even more accurate and better engineered, Daniel is now busy making a kit that can be purchased to start your own 3D printer project that fits in a locker.
We will report when his website is running and the kit available, up to now we can only give him a thumbs up, great idea. This is the spirit that keeps the next generation running.