Making Glitter Boxes

Today I had the opportunity to help my friend from Glitter and Company  introduce a little digital fabrication into his production methods.  Before introducing him to the laser cutter he was buying the boxes and sticking on the letters by hand.  Now he will be able to make more Emergency Glitter Boxes for those who suffer from […]

Getting Your Files onto the VFL Z:// Transfer Drive

You have this amazing project you want to have made in the VFL on one of our many, amazing machines. You try getting it onto our computers, but transferring via email and usb drive is a pain. Put your files on the VFL’s Z:// Drive—it’s the easy way of transferring your files to our maker […]

A Wood Plate Using Lathe Machine

         The pictures above show the preparing process. To make a wood plate, you will need to measure a circle and cut the extra material out. Then screw the metal parts onto the wood and attach them to the lathe machine. The lathe chisels have different sizes and functions, make sure you choose the right […]

VFL Gallery is getting ready!

        VFL Gallery is presenting works from Products of Design second year students. The work is focused on designing smart home monitors. The goal of the work is to create a brand includes objects, packages and ecosystems. The variety of design is from baby monitor to home air monitor. The POD students are […]

The Power of the Roland

An incredible machine/robot needs maintenance!  Every week we clean the Roland printer.  There is an amazing amount of different ways to use the machine but here, I wanted to show the cleaning process for the metallic cartridges.  With the metallic cartridges you can print with a layering to include color, or just the metallic ink, […]

How to Run the SawStop in Bypass Mode

  How to Run the SawStop in Bypass Mode 1. Flip the Power Switch to “ON” 2. Turn the bypass key on the right side of the control unit. 3. The second light will blink red once. Do not release key. 4. With the key still turned, pull the red “START” switch outwards. 5. The […]

Fail Fail Fail!!!

Fail often! Read a great note from Sketching User Experiences (Bill Buxton) (which I highly recommend for any designer) about a teacher grading half the class on quantity and the other class on quality.  During final presentations, the teacher ended up grading the first half based on weight of the pieces, and the other half […]

Keep Your Chisels Sharp!

The VFL has wet stones for sharpening all blades! Sharp chisels are happy chisels. It’s important to keep your blades sharp to ensure the cleanest cuts. If you see any chips or bumpy edges on the chisel blades, let us teach you how to sharpen them! First put some oil on the stone. Use the […]

MFA Products of Design Alumnus Richard Clarkson Presents The Cloud

5:00pm Wednesday January 28, 2015 Visible Futures Lab 132 West 21st Street, 7th Floor New York, NY 10011 Richard Clarkson is an inaugural graduate of the 2014 MFA Products of Design program at the School of Visual Arts. Since graduating, Clarkson has founded an experimental product, lighting & furniture studio based in both Brooklyn and his homeland of New Zealand. The studio’s keystone […]