Interactive Digital Fabrication Machine Control Directly Within a CAD Environment
Enabling control of digital fabrication machines from a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) environment, including interactive control of toolpath geometry as well as machine parameters such as speed, acceleration, or jerk.
A language that encodes machines, workflows, and rules of thumb as programs. Taxon applies the safety and extensibility of programming to hands-on making.
We conducted a qualitative study of #PlotterTwitter and found that makers champion creative exploration of materials over a predictable series of steps.
Teaching Digital Fabrication Online
Through interviews, we found that learning with hobbyist equipment and online social networks could emulate using industrial equipment in shared workshops.
Lamifold is a workflow for making functional mechanical objects using a laser cutter.
Jubilee is an open-source hardware machine with automatic tool-changing and interchangeable bed plates.
Initial investigations into representing parts of fabrication workflows as programs.
A Toolkit for Building Digital Fabrication Machines.
Cardboard Machine Kit
A framework for the rapid prototyping of rapid prototyping machines. Modular hardware, modular electronics, and modular software.
A portable, multi-purpose digital fabrication tool that folds into a briefcase.
Material Flow in Makerspaces
An investigation into the practices that makerspaces around the world use to keep track of their materials.