Intro to Fabrication

homeworks for intro to fabrication class

atari punk synth (FINAL and Box assignment blog)

For my final work of Intro to fabrication I wanted to used the box I did for another assignment of this class and put a circuit inside to make some noise, an atari punk synth using a NE556.

First thing was to test the circuit, and then solder to a board once it worked.

I was doubting in painting the box in white or put some oil (final choice) to have the wood texture that is really nice.

Here are some pictures of the process….
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and a video of the final work,



paper mache lamp

For this project i use paper mache to make a lamps.

First was making the glue with flour and water, and pasting strips of news paper to a balloon, when it dried I painted and make the whole to attached the chord with the bulb holder inside,

At first wanted to attached a piece of wood to the lamp so it stays steady

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but after it was better to adjust the bulb holder with a threaded nipple.

Finally i added a piece of wood to the threaded nipple so i can hold clamps to the lamp in order to clamp it wherever i want.

Here are some pics
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Using the laser cutter,,

I really liked the laser Origami Video, and would like to do something like this so after you can put a stripe on to it and wear it like a necklace, still haver to figure out how to lift the acrylic so when i melt one of the sides, the jewelry have space to fall down.

heres a pic of the design made in processingScreen Shot 2014-11-08 at 1.49.23 PMAfter having a first design I went to illustrator to do the final document before to cut it in the lazor cutter, also printed to see the real size:

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The snake (left drawing) didn’t show up nice after the laser cutter because the amount of edging in a small figure, so I decided to keep only the puma head.

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Finally I use the acrylic bender

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And add the metal so it can be an earring:
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The assigment for this class was to make multiple objects,

I decided to make an andean cross called CHACANA, that is a symbol that represents balance among other things (kind like a ying yang for incas).

I started drawing the sketch in  paper and then in illustrator
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Next I printed the mold, drew and cut a piece of wood

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After that I shaped the edges with the router, cut the piece in half and move it a little bit before putting them together using  the pocket screw jig:

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Finally we spray the Chacana in the middle, and put some white paint to contrast more:
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Flash light

For my first self made flash light i used:

piece of wood
copper paper
two LED light
and two AA batteries

with the wood we made a battery holder to fit the 2 batteries and have a power source of almost 3V. we used some copper paper at the ends and connect wire to it.
after connecting all the elements, we build a case with the cardboard.

Here are some pics of the project.:

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