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Week 6: Motors

For my sixth week in Introduction to Fabrication, I created a playful spin art machine. I desired to create a kiddish enclosure that contained all of the materials to draw fun art. I purchased a 40x40x10 5V 2 Pin fan and a 4.5V battery holder from Tinkersphere. I created and soldered the circuit. The plans […]

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Week 5: Materials and Fasteners

For this week in Introduction to Fabrication, I created a hat with my logo. I desired to create something colorful and comical. I first began by gathering my material. I ordered gold bullet cone spike and stud metal screws, a plain blue polyester hat, 2.0mm black brown leather, and a 2-Ounce Fabric Fusion Permanent Fabric […]

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Week 4: Enclosures

For this week in Introduction to Fabrication, I went with my plan B and created an enclosure out of a salt shaker. Last weekend, I went home and visited my grandma. She has a box that is over 40 years old and from the Soviet Union. I planned to fix the box and drill buttons […]

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Week 3: Laser Cutter

For this week in Introduction to Fabrication, I laser cut a gift for my mom. Her birthday is this Saturday. I created coasters in the shape of puzzle pieces. I visited the Makerspace to buy wood. Unfortunately they were out, but I found some spare wood in their junk shelf. I cut the unused pieces […]

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Week 2: Repeatability

For my second week in Introduction to Fabrication, I desired to create five coasters. After moving to NYC, I really needed them. They are a great project to show to my guests. I bought poplar wood from Midtown Lumber in Manhattan. The wood was eight inches high. I bought stain and a brush from Bruno’s […]

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Introduction to Fabrication: Flashlight

For my first week in Introduction to Fabrication, I created a flashlight out of an Altoids case. Throughout the process, I learned a great deal about the shop and the fabrication process. I chose an Altoids case because the wires are hidden well. I’m happy with the end result, but I created a few obstacles […]