Machine Agency
Human Centered Design and Engineering, University of Washington
Our work harnesses the precision of machines for the creativity of individuals.
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Mission Reports
two lamifold mechanisms
Lamifold is a workflow for making functional mechanical objects using a laser cutter.
Paper Video
CAD representation of Jubilee machine
Jubilee is an open-source hardware machine with automatic tool-changing and interchangeable bed plates.
Paper Video Wiki Github
Mockup of interface with language and GUI elements
A domain-specific language for formalizing fabrication workflows as programs.
Schematic Representation of Fabricatable Machine Modules
Fabricatable Machines
A Toolkit for Building Digital Fabrication Machines.
Paper Documentation
Various cardboard machine configurations
Cardboard Machine Kit
A framework for the rapid prototyping of rapid prototyping machines. Modular hardware, modular electronics, and modular software.
Paper Video
Field Agents