A workshop to build an open source CNC mill
The DIYLILCNC project seeks to improve the accessibility of CAD/CAM education and tooling. With this mission in mind, project members have designed a tabletop CNC mill that can be built by an individual on a hacker’s budget (>$1000). Version 2 of the design incorporates a wide variety of community feature requests, including an all-metric parts list to facilitate builds outside the United States. The plans are free to download, remix and redistribute at the project website. Participants build a functional DIY CNC mill from scratch. In the process they will learn about open source, hardware hacking, CAD/CAM and DIY culture.The event will result in a functional tool that will be added to the Fablab’s roster of equipment.
Taylor Hokanson, Assistant Professor, Art + Design Department, Columbia College Chicago, USA, @TaylorHokanson
Taylor Hokanson is a DIY engineer, CAD/CAM evangelist, and an Assistant Professor of Art at Columbia College Chicago. Like the digital media at the center of his research, Hokanson’s practice blurs the boundaries between conceptual art and the hard sciences. He frequently works with hacked electronics, changing the function of common consumer gadgets so that they become alien and unfamiliar. His Sledgehammer-operated Keyboard is a popular example: in changing the scale, material and interface of a common device, Hokanson asks the user to reconsider a communicative medium devalued by ease of use.
Location: MAKE fablab
Date & Time: Thur 20th, 11:45-18:30
Target Group: Artists, designers, makers, hackers, nerds
Topic Stream: Open Design, Hardware, Manufacturing and Making
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