FabLab Workshop

Today we finally had our first real FabLab Workshop course. FabLab (fabrication laboratory) is the playground for students at EAL, especially for those in the Product Development and Technology Integration class. (my class). The are tons of awsome stuff there and today we used the laser cutter for the first time.

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Our assignment was to make an egg-holder. Exactly. An egg-holder. We knew this from last week so we had time to make our sketch and plan ( i did it today).

There was a big fus regarding the application used to make the sketches. Initially we had to use Autodesk inventor but we’ve also tried Adobe Illustrator and Inkscape. I did my sketch in Inkscape – this is the most “easy” to use from the 3 mentioned. I just wanted something simple to see the cutter work so Inkscape did just fine.

This is my first prototype of any kind, the most simplest egg-holder ever:

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And this is how it looks when you use it:

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Here are some other prototypes that my colleagues made :

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Even though the assignment may seem like a stupid one, it was a good way to see the laser cutter working. You can do all kinds of stuff with the cutter like speaker-cases, laptop-engravings, wardobes and many other. I’ll probably do one of them.

 

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