ID shop orientation

[The facilities are capable of fascinating things…but the fact that we were encouraged during the orientation to look for other ID shops to work with was a fair warning to how feasible collaboration between low-residency and Anderson-based MFA students and  any department located in Terra was to be.  In other words:  find another way.]

projects that might benefit from this resource center:

printmaking

-feels like cheating to create wood matrix via laser cutting…sacrificing the fun of carving for speed and convenience)

-maybe an alphabet for future letterpress work?  (…sans press)

papercraft

-the laser cutter would eliminate the aspects I most hate/fumble about popups and papercrafted simple machines:  the Xacto knife and precise measuring

framing

-unique hinges (is that even possible? reasonable? desirable?)

coin project

-less of a dilettante result/process

(this project seems to be universally despised…is it really that lame, or have I simply executed it so badly that people can’t see its potential?)

 links:

The Uarts ID shop

Thingiverse, (open source plans)

3D printing

Free, intuitive, save as stl)

Rhino 3D, (students can download a beta version for free)

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