1. Review of student small brick 3d prints (stack of 3)
2. Discussion about using FlashPrint, Flashforge and other CCA 3d printers
3. Discuss initial student research projects and group interests
4. Project Silkworm for Grasshopper (see video above) and Ryan Hoover's Xylinus Grasshopper components. Introduction to concepts and software. Discussion: Weight to Strength ratio; maximizing volume and stregth with minimal materials.
4. 1 hour design discussion / sketch exercise for initial Block Wall design ideas
5. Assignment due in 2 weeks (due Monday 2/20):
BLOCK WALL SKETCHES
Develop 3 new blocks / bricks using Silkworm. The size of the block should be approximately 3" x 3". The blocks should be light weight and strong, and the overall assembly should be somewhat "see through" or web-like.
FIELD TRIP > WEEK OF FEB 13
Monday Feb 13 at 12 noon: Meet at Studio Fathom located at 630 3rd Street, Oakland. We will be given a tour by Gian Pablo Villamil (former Autodesk) and Ava DeCapri (CCA Grad). We'll be there for one discussion / hour, then we'll head over to Treasure Island to see Gian Pablo Villamil 3d printing creative studio. The tour will end at 2:30 sharp so we can make our way back to CCA.
BLOCK WALL PROTOTYPES > WEEK OF FEB 20
Work in small groups of 3-4 to develop a 24" x 36" screen prototype to be reviewed on 2/27/2017. You should experiment with a range of patterns, material and optical effects. All prototypes should seriously consider the following:
1. Strength to PLA Weight Ratio
2. Complexity to Print Time Ratio
3. Assembly and De-assembly Time, Storage
BLOCK WALL PROPOSALS > WEEK OF FEB 27
1. Final Design drawings for an approximately 3'x5' or larger wall panel / screen. Please propose 2-3 alternatives for 3d printed assemblies, support structures, sites.
2. Scaled 3d massing models at 1" = 1' to study the overall proposal
3. Detailed Google spreadsheet outlining 1-3 above. Use info gathered from your research.
Next week we will review PDFs of these proposals. We will move into Phase 3 the following week.