Watch me MAKE : in 3D
Who of us is not in awe of the new 3D “additive” manufacturing technologies (which most people call 3D printing, thought this term only describes a fraction of the fabrication types). But how do you actually do it?
When learning new equipment, the single best thing to do is to interact with the machine yourself and to watch someone else who knows what their doing interact separately with an identical machine.
Sorensen Partners is designing a Maker Space / Fabrication Lab and recommending equipment for Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT), a technical college located in Boston.
Our pedagogical goal is to showcase additive manufacturing technologies – where materials are built-up to create a prototype – alongside more traditional subtractive manufacturing machines (laser cutters and routers) in a resource-rich peer-directed learning environment.
We are also helping BFIT plan for the integration of the Maker Space into the curriculum. An important aspect of this is to keep the Maker Space independent from any one department and to find ways to attract a constituency.
If you’re trying to learn about why and how these new technologies are changing the way we learn and what we can produce, watch Chris Anderson, former editor of Wired, give the 2013 WorldAffairs Keynote on The Maker Revolution.
We are big fans of OtherLab, a San-Francisco-based company that comines the best of engineering, design, and cost-effectiveness to roll out ground-breaking manufacturing technology to each and every one of us. Their Othermill is featured in the image above.