We want to take a parallel activity approach to utilise the time given to produce results that make everyone happy at the end. We start with proposing a list of projects that everyone can join. Remember that it is OK to jump from project to project if you feel like it.
Make Your Own Name Badge
We continue with the activity started last year at the bootcamp on Faroe Islands where every participant is invited to design and produce their own name badge using digital fabrication machines available at a fab lab. You would use CAD software to make a 2D/3D model and use one or a combination of machines to create a physical representation of it.
Voxel Kinematics: Combining Motion-Capture, Dance and 3D Scanning
We will explore the possibilities of 3D scanning with the scanners available at the Aalto Fablab and extended capabilities of Aalto Studios motion capture tools. The goal of the workshop is to 3D scan every participant and produce a video where all of us are dancing in sync. This workshop will include a tour to the Aalto Studios mo-cap facility.
Antique Interactive: Create Table-Top Interactive Sculptures Based on Local Antique Artefacts
Pick your favourite antique figurine and create a small-scale interactive installation out of it using materials and capabilities available at the Aalto Fablab. This will include the use of XIAO boards, NeoPixels, sensors and actuators, plus 3D printing and CNC milling to achieve maximum artistic effect. We will begin with a tour through several antique shops in Helsinki to get the feel of the city and acquire figurines that match our liking.
Biomaterial Leather meets Digital Fabrication: Expanding the possibilities of sustainable materials
In this workshop, we will work with emerging biomaterials including orange peel leather, bacterial cellulose (kombucha) leather, and coffee ground leather - all sustainable, biodegradable and non-toxic material alternatives. What are their possibilities when combined with fabrication techniques? Laser cutting, embedding electronics, incorporating conductive elements, dyeing, sewing - a combination of these offer exciting innovation opportunities. This activity includes a tour of the Aalto University’s CHEMARTS/Biofilia facilities.
Code-Based Project Workflow using OpenSCAD and SvgPcb
In this workshop we will explore a code-based workflow for creating 3D models and matching circuit boards using code-based tools OpenSCAD (https://openscad.org/) and SvgPcb (https://leomcelroy.com/svg-pcb-website/). Designs in both programs are made using code and it is stored as text files which makes it easy to version control with Git. Both OpenSCAD and SvgPcb offer compatibility with conventional manufacturing processes, such as 3D printing, CNC and PCB milling as well as ordering items online. In this workshop we will design and make a thing that will continue to live as an open source Git repository somewhere on the internet.
Parametric Papercraft, 2D design for 3D creation with Cuttle
We will experiment with paper cutting and scoring to make interesting forms. We will learn skills that can be applied to hand craft, digital die cutters, or laser cutters. We'll start experimenting with folding by hand, then go over some basics of parametric design, and use tools for simulation to iterate on designs between physical versions. Cuttle (https://cuttle.xyz/) is a design tool for digital cutting machines such as laser cutters, digital die cutters and CNC routers.