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!
PoD second Year Richard Clarkson hacking a clock mechanism. Turn’s out the thing that drives the clock is very similar to a tiny we motor, so you can use small alternating pulses to speed up, slow down or stop the hands of the clock. Code and more documentation here: http://makezine.com/2009/06/05/how-to-control-a-clock-mechanism-wi/
PoD students Kathryn and Joseph working on an awesome wee project that uses a series of vibrating motors to help protesters navigate and create swarm like movements. Awesome stuff!
Holiday Prints at the VFL! Marekakaho & Aitutaki Prints by Richard Clarkson, printed on canvas by the Plotter here at the vfl. What will you print!?
Exciting prototypes for 2nd Year Products of Design Brand Class. This is a super-protesting Jacket designed by Damon Ahola & Richard Clarkson.
Wonderful Transitions Workshop. By PoD’s very own Sinclair Smith. Explorations of abstract form, volumes, planes & lines.
Many of the PoD first years students in the Making Class have been experiencing difficulties understanding how to understand the code for Neo-Pixels. So I have created a very basic Neo-Pixel Blink sketch which can be downloaded here. This can be used simply to gain a better understanding of the Neo-Pixel Code or to use […]
After a few tests routing 3D forms out of BlueFoam, the Shopbot is generating better and better results. These images follow the cutting process of a test file by PoD student Richard Clarkson. Setting up the file is similar to the process you would go through for a 2D job with only a few more […]
Saturday the 8th saw the 2nd of a 2 part Arduino Workshop series. In the previous workshop students were given an introduction to the arduino environment, coding for the arduino and setting up sensors. Those who attended part 2 learned about transistors, DC Motors, Stepper Motors and Servos. Leif also gave a quick introduction to Max MSP & Processing and the opportunities to create truly interactive designs. While this tutorial covered […]
Last Saturday was the first of two Arduino Workshops in the VFL. Leif Mangelsen lead the workshop covering: Getting setup in the Arduino environment Building a simple circuit Getting comfortable with the coding environment Digital input & Digital output Analog input & Analog output Sensors Trouble shooting One of the things Leif mentioned was that “it’s not necessary to know […]