Plan Ahead!

It’s that time of year again: Sleep deprivation and last minute projects in the VFL. To minimize stress and get your work done on time, we encourage you to plan ahead and book the time you’ll need with the digital fabrication tools whether you need to use the vinyl printer/cutter, laser cutter, 3D printer, CNC […]

Mari Kussman and Maddy Maxey, the next VFL Artists in Residence. 

The Visible Futures Lab is proud to introduce Mari Kussman and Maddy Maxey, founders of CRATED Lab, as our new Artists in Residence. CRATED Lab focuses on changing consumerism through low-impact wearables and progressive manufacturing systems. Mari and Maddy work toward the development of extensible apparel through iterative experimentation. The developmental process is founded upon […]

Vac Form!

  A quick project by Products of Design second year Richard Clarkson using the Vacuum Forming Machine. He created a conceptual spinal power inducer giving its wearer superhuman powers. Richard Commented on how easy this machine was in comparison to the “one at his undergrad” The digital interface and profine saving saves heaps of time. […]

Wood Turning in the VFL!

  Very nice work form Products of Design first year Julia who lathed her very first wood turned candle stick! The wood lathe is one of the most overlooked machines in the VFL but is one of the most artistic and therapeutic. So if you’re interested in trying it out come chat to us!

VFL AiR progress

I’ve been making progress with my work on 3d printed assembling joints for Snake robot prototypes, as I approach the last week as AiR at VFL. I printed these joints on the 3D printers, which snap together with the servo motors for smooth motion back and forth, while allowing for speedy prototyping and assembly.   […]

Gabriella Levine – VFL Artist in Residence – Final Presentation

5:00pm Friday, February 21st Visible Futures Lab 132 West 21st Street, 7th Floor New York, NY 10011 Join us as Gabriella Levine presents her work and progress during her 7-week residency with the Visible Futures Lab. While at VFL, Levine continued her development of Snell, a series of snake-like robots. She explored new methods of […]

Printing white and metallic on black Vinyl.

When printing white and metallic on black vinyl there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure the color comes out saturated and opaque. The ink on the Roland Versaworks is naturally translucent so when printing on a dark color you have to account for this by printing in layers. The order […]

Basic Concepts of Robotics and Physical Computing with Gabriella Levine

Monday, February 17 at 1:00pm Visible Futures Lab  132 West 21st Street, 7th Floor Gabriella Levine, the VFL’s current artist in residence, will lead a 1 hour discussion on basic techniques for designing things that move, and provide resources for code, tools, fabrication, and hardware. She will cover mechanical principles, Arduino libraries, DIY custom fabrication […]