The Augmented Fabrication seminar focused on the design and prototyping of custom fabrication machines that combine digital precision with user skills/intuition. The projects began with research into specific techniques and equipment used in fabrication at a large and small scale to examine how these processes use a network of highly specific tools to achieve a complex result. Each team took one of these techniques and developed a machine that was used to fabricate their final installation. The machines are controlled by digital animations that give the designer a high degree of control over the output of the system. The individual pieces produced by the machines were then assembled into the final prototypes.
Images: Michael Haas
The Bender — Bridgette Click, Daniel Moore, Shane Russell
Sketchidoodle — Jeff Guiducci, Vincent Purcell, Eric Stephens
Stamper (foil addition) — Raleigh Arrowood, Laura Mattingly, Miles Miller