Project 3 – Cheng-Yi (Eason) Lai

July 21, 2010

Hi Jesse:

Finally, I have my project 3 finished. Please review it. Thanks a lot!

1. PDF #1 –

2. PDF #2 –

Project Three: Denys Korolenko

July 7, 2010







for BEAR

Printed the Bear model using the FDM printer.Came out really textured, with several “cuts” in the material. Scaffolding was left in one of the arm holes, but all it took was a good push to get it out. The top of the head had a hole in it because the material was really thin at that point. I filled in with hot glue and then sanded it down. Spent a good hour sanding the model to get the texture out, texture was still visible regardless of the fact that the model felt smooth. Painted the model with acrylic. Gave it 3 coats to get an even distribution of paint and to fill some of the gaps that were responsible for the texture.


Laser cut a stack of circles with varied dimension. Glued them with spray adhesive. After about a half hour I used a dremel to sand down the sharp edges in order to form the stack of circles into a bottle shape. Painted the bottles with acrylic.


Texture created by the FDM is difficult to rid of

Gluing the circles into a stack was challenging due to the lack of surface area

After giving both the bear model and the bottles 3 coats of paint each they each became 1-2 mm thicker, making it very difficult to insert the bottles into the bear’s hands

P3- Eagle Accessory by Wynette

July 7, 2010

(I’m having trouble posting pictures, will try again) Click here for Process document <a href=’’></a>

Once I received the files form Darrell, I began to put the pieces together.

The pieces consist of tw0 main acrylic pieces with cutouts that mirror the individual wood pieces. I  designed it so that the pieces would press fit  together so that I would not have to use glue.

Darrell was great, he printed two sets/thicknesses to see which ones would work better to press fit the pieces of acrylic and wood. So, I spent a little bit of time seeing which pieces would work. Once the right set of pieces were picked I used the score lines to glue the wood and resin bond for the acrylic. (use score lines to identify where pieces go together). The front acrylic piece worked well and did not require any glue. However since the back acrylic piece had only one point where the wood would meet, it did not work as well and required some sanding and white glue.

Next, was to figure out how to attach the clip that would be fastened to the hair. Since the piece is flat it was difficult to find something to sit flat. So I used a piece of an existing clip and used a bobby pin instead. That did not work too well because of the piece was heavy. In the end I found a small clip of another hair piece and used that instead.

In taking this project further, I would design the piece so that it had more layers so that it would look more 3d and figure out how to make one complete piece that incorporates the part that fastens to the hair.

P3: Cultural Artifact (Ayu Iskandar)

July 6, 2010

When documented the fabrication process, I was ending up with lots of images and decided to make a still video. So, bellow is the video and it’s also posted on YouTube.

The fabrication process essentially divided into two stages. PART ONE: Assembling pieces that was being laser-cut. PART TWO: Mould-making and casting the CNC parts.

Problem: Styrene does not work well with laser-cut. It has a very low melting point and the it creates flames and burn, leaving black spots on the materials. Solution: Acrylics on the other hand work really well.

PART ONE:  LASER-CUT ACRYLICS ASSEMBLY. As you might have seen it in the video, the process of putting together the pieces was real simple.  I have 2 pieces of 1/8 inch thick of white acrylics for the chopping board/stainer with 3 pieces of transparent clear acrylic that attach to the bottom that will hold the silicone rubber component. Using the mouse-sander, I was sanding the edge along the cutting board to create a bevelled/smooth edges to give a nice feel when it’s touched. Then, it was glued with 5 min. epoxy and clamped together using vice-grips.

Problem: the parts/ring was too thin. the CNC machine need some solid materials left on the bottom to hold itself. Solution: Derell left some materials on the bottom that later need to be cut with bandsaw/wirecutter, but this sets me back two days.

PART TWO: MOULD MAKING AND CASTING THE CNC PARTS. The bluefoam parts is ready to be casted, after being cut by the wire-cutter and sanded. The first time I tried pouring the plaster into the blue foam, the plaster was hardened before my eyes and didn’t cover the whole parts properly. So, I scraped them and started all over again. Plaster was sticking into the mould that it is hard for me to clean, some areas of the bluefoam are chipped out and needed to be filled with polly filler. Now, the parts are ready for a second try.

Problem: Blue/yellow foam is not the best materials for CNC and casting. It is easily chipped and require a lot of sanding before ready to be used. Solution: MDF may be better for the purpose of my project.

This time around, I used a slow-setting plaster, since I had that problem with plaster curing too quickly. When the mould is done, the plaster feels very damp. I was hesitating to open the mould. I’ve put my mould into the oven in 150 degree celcius for almost 3 hours, and out in in the sun, also with a hair dryer, still it’s not 100% dry. However, I’m still openning the mould and casting the silicone rubber.

Problem: slow-setting plaster makes it longer to dry completely. Normally plaster takes 3 days to fully dry and slow-setting is even longer. Solution: it is very important to know what type of plaster that works best for a given situation.


The silicone rubber component was unsuccessful since the plaster mould is half-wet and I’ve also added accelerator that might have ruin the property of the materials. The accelerator is supposed to fasten the ammount of time required for the silicone to cure ( 24 hours =5 hours).


Project 3 – Michael Taylor

July 6, 2010

CNC – 1″ x 10″ Pine.

Laser Cut – 1/4″ Plywood

Band Saw – Initial CNC Board.

Privacy Screen  – 1″ = 1′-0″

Project 3 -Song Kim

July 6, 2010

Presentation pdf

presentation pdf2

presentation pdf3

Project 3 -Collapsible lantern

(updated proposal with comment on Finish work )

Collapsible Lantern
My table lamp ( mood light) is initially inspired
from chinese lantern. Paper integrated light
shape holds the structure naturally as well as
presents soft lumination from the light fixture.
First I attemped to bring idea from angular
rigid shape – rectangular form- and i discovered
more intricate shape which is squared rhombus
Floral texture such as lotus shape with butterfly
imagery easily be found in chinese lantern. I
wanted to follow the motifs.
Intricate patterns with modular assembled
blocks presents level of lumination. Also, user
could demonstrate interactions with formation
of blocks, control of light, and variations of
Template – Textured and without textured templates can create
numerous scaled, identical forms.
Base – Transparent plastic sheet material with folding and overlapping
technique presents lantern as floating form.
Key Element – This three dimensional rhombus shape
allows perfect tting with numerous scaled identical forms.
used rice paper to present
variations of light illumination.
Also by putting leafy shape
on to the angular form by
stenciling and cutting the
pattern shows shadows.


To convert into a accessible laser print file, I had to draw curves with AI file. After the laser cutting,

folding and glueing by hand made the rest of the sturucture. To be more creative, I used and glued

paper rice behind the laser printed side to show variations of papers. Also making a collapsible

bulb holder, I used thin plastic transparent sheet.

Top – Rendered version of lantern

Right – Actual luminated lamp with holder.

Finish Product – after collaborating the

papers through process of laser cutting,

and folding and assembling, the finish product

is slightly caused errors to the fitting part.

Possible adjustment – according to the

mathmatical calcualtion, the measurement

were perfect however, after making with that

measurement, the form was sightly larger

than anticipated. If possible, decreasing the

measurement will present perfect fitting.

Project 3. Nicole Guerrieri. Hanging lamp

July 6, 2010

Once I picked up my laser cut pieces from Darrell…

My first step was to take a look at all the parts and put them together to try it out and make sure there were no errors…

Second, I wiped the ash off each piece to make the next step easier and faster. Also, so that it wouldn’t smudge all over the rest of the wood…

I then took each piece and sanded down the burnt edges caused from the laser. I decided to not sand all of the black off because the rough/ weathered look is what i was going for (This step took the longest)…

I stopped every now and then to build up the sanded pieces and get an idea of what the texture looked like…

Next, I carefully glued each piece together using the scored lines and numbers to help guide me…

I then fed the wire through the lamp shade…

And finally, I put a small light bulb inside and tested the lamps proper hanging position

Joel Anderson – Project 3

July 6, 2010

I will start by saying that I am the proud owner of the most expensive, and largest, part ever produced out of either of the 3-D printers. Hurrah!

Here are my parts as they came from the FDM, and the CNC mill. Both Darrell and I were surprised at how well the MDF panels came out. The edges were nice and clean, they just needed to be vacuumed to get all the dust off.

The plastic part needed to be coated in resin bond to form a stronger part. The resin bond essentially melts the outer layer, and then it dries again as solid. Smelliest part of this project (close tie between that, and walking to the hardware store in 35 degree heat).

Darrell didn’t think the MDF would handle the mill’s bit so well, so we decided the mounting holes for the panels should be drilled afterword. It turned out to be quite tricky to line it up, but with some quick paper templates I was able to get the job done. In hindsight, the mill may have been able to drill the mounting holes, and it would have been much easier!

Once the small mounting holes were drilled and cleaned up, it was over to the spray booth to coat the panels in white. Fairly straight forward process, although I didn’t realize how tired my hand would be after priming and painting these panels.

Here lay the panels in their current form, awaiting the delicate connection to the hub.

All that’s left is the final assembly! The moral of this tale is: “Don’t pull a Joel.” It’ll cost you.

See you soon, if I can still afford to get to class tonight.

Christopher Sunagawa – Process Booklet of Fabrication for Project 3

July 6, 2010

PDF Booklet

Project #3- Bosung Kim

July 6, 2010


             Click: Fabrication Process.pdf

Project 3: BVL Iliana Shabatova

July 6, 2010

click here to download PDF of Process Book
click here to download .stl file for bottle

CREO / by Charissa Rais

July 6, 2010

link to PDF poster

CREO packaging with sliding mechanism.

Methods : Cut plywood with bandsaw in ED/ID shop, laser cut acrylic in RP center

Christopher Sunagawa – Project 2

July 6, 2010




Project Three: Toy Robot ( Michael Pham)

July 5, 2010

Fabrication Process:

21 pieces were printed out on the mjm 3d printing machine at the rpcentre.  So the process start with identifying the pieces. Look to make sure i have all the piece before i begin putting them together. 

The pieces were still oilly so i had to put them in water and clean them out with soap.

Take them out one by one and lay them out for drying

Connecting the joints for movement

Putting on the legs

90 Percents completed

Now it’s time for clue. I’m using Epoxy for the arms and shoulders. The wait time for Epoxy is 1hour to severs hours depending on surfaces and temperture.


Done! The toy poject is now assemble with movable joints.

Guia – Project 3: Gyroscope Fabrication Process

July 5, 2010

Updated 6 July 2010: addition of pictures & notes.

Fabrication was broken down into two parts:

1 – 3d printing using the MJM machine for the gyroscope structure. MJM is the ideal printer to use since it uses wax instead of the thick powder for scaffolding. Due to the fact that I have moving parts that need at least a millimetre of space from each other, the wax could be easily melted off using an oven.

Step 1: I have performed all the necessary troubleshooting process (SelBadObjects, SelOpenSrf, Show Naked Edges, etc.) to generate a closed mesh file. Theoretically, everything should work and print. I hand the file over for Darrell for printing. We noticed five noise shells (which, weirdly enough, the program wouldn’t make visible for us), but after some magic clicking from Darrell, they seem to have disappeared. Darrell approves the .stl file for printing.

Obstacle 1: I get an email from Jesse stating that there was a problem with the file (oh dear…) I was asked to resend the file to be printed off next Monday.  This sets me back about a week. Some complications with exporting .stl file where the default tolerance is now way less than before. However, being less proficient on Rhino, I accept the current settings hoping it’ll work this time.

Step 2: I called Darrell Monday morning on June 28 to find out the state of the gyroscope. As it turns out, it is very seldom that students print out multiple (moving) parts in one go. Hence, when he was saving my file, he only selected one part of the gyroscope to save. He noticed there were pieces missing when he was about to send it off to the printer (which explains why he just needed me to resend the file). I stopped by later in the afternoon to get my planes lasercut.

Obstacle 2: MJM printer malfunctioned for some odd reason and printed an extremely warped gyroscope. Apparently some of the jets didn’t fire away. This resulted to rings that curved immensely. Unfortunately, I was not able to take a picture but I will try to take a picture when I visit the RP Centre again. Darrell kept the piece to send off for the manufacturer to look into. Darrell was also kind enough to reprint the gyroscope once more (the second try was a success).

Step 3: Everything was in working order: rings spun well, the central sphere (holding the wind planes) had some considerable friction with the side spheres use to hold it in place but everything else was in working order. Looking closely at the mechanism holding the outer ring and inner ring together, I realized that I had made the internal rod too thin.

Major Obstacle 3: My fear had come to reality. This long weekend just prior to assembly, both internal rods of the ring mechanism broke off from their spokes. I had a feeling it was too thin to hold any force or weight for too long. I tried to re-attach it with Krazy glue but the surface area was way too small to hold the inner ring’s weight in place. I needed something that would solidify.

So I tried a hot glue gun on a separate piece to see if it would melt the plastic. Everything seemed okay: no effect on the plastic at all. So I decided to fill up the cavity to stick the internal rod to the spokes (and did it to both sides). It didn’t work. The hot glue completely melted off the piece of the rod that reaches the spoke. Crap. At this point I was in sheer moment of panic.

After consulting numerous people, my mom recommended using Magic Putty (that’s right, that As Seen From TV item) that my dad used to fix some pipe or something. This stuff requires some kneading but hardens like a rock quickly (unlike epoxy). So, what else did I have to lose? I slapped on a huge chunk of it, praying to god it works. And it did! The gyroscope rings spun once again.

Unfortunately, I now have chunks of unsightly grey matter on either side of the gyroscope. I was about to sand it off but decided against it. There is still the other half of the internal rod that is just as thin as the one that melted off. If that breaks due to my sanding pressure, then I would be really screwed. So I’m leaving it as it is as a constant reminder that you never get these things right the first time. It’s a learning process!

Step 4: Emailed Darrell and called Monday morning, July 5 to see if he would be able to make an emergency reprint of the gyroscope. He said he would be but the print would not be available until the next day. Arrived at the RP Centre on Tuesday, July 6. Darrell said that the printer malfunctioned again and produced another piece similar to the warped gyroscope. He said he would be able to reprint another one but it would not be available until 8 pm. Oh well.. it was worth the try. Good thing I got the other one fixed. Thanks Darrell for all the help!

2 – Laser cutting a 1/8″ plane of birch plywood to the suggestive shape of the turtle and the windmill planes of the serpents. The engraving and diecuts would also be processed under this technique.

Step 1: Prepared Laser cutting file in .ai. Broke down shapes into three different steps: lasercut engraved shaped first, inner diecuts second, and outer diecuts last. Since the engraving would be back-to-back, the wood plane was cut into an 8×8 in square so that the shapes would theoretically match up on either side when flipped. The lasercut was done in about 15 mins with the engravings mismatching by just a few millimetres. Not a big deal: it wasn’t dusturbingly noticeable. The difference were even less noticeable after being stained.

In addition, another problem was that the lasercut burned the wood quite a bit that the 1/8″ slot came out to be slightly wider. As a result, the planes don’t fit each other well (quite loose). This isn’t much of a problem since the the gap could be filled with glue or a sliver of wood. However, it is important to take into account when lasercutting again in the future.


The pieces are designed to slide into one another and locked into place with krazy glue (as shown in the image below).

And this is the final piece.

Here is a link to the a video of the gyroscope in use: .avi (Use VLC)

Project 3 — Charles Gao (Chao)

July 1, 2010

First try:

Laser cutter didn’t go through during the first time.

The result is 2 days of intensive, sanding, sourcing.

The richer color part is testing piece for the finishing oil.

Different grains of sand paper, sanding block, cutting knife.

The result is not so bad. However, because of sanding, all the pieces were shortened.

Therefore I couldn’t attach the side pieces on the main body. Have to do it again.

Second try:

With encountered problems, experience of the first try in mind,

I decided to use a smaller grain wood— Padauk.

The size and pattern of bangle was also adjusted for better fitting.

Above picture shows the piece of wood after laser cutting and the type of oil I used for finishing.

Test fitting after the initial rough sanding.

Dremel tool with sanding and polishing bits.

Wood strips from earlier projects for the packaging material

Wood veneers used for laser cutting words.

Finished ! YAY

P2 – Eagle Accessory by Wynette

June 30, 2010

Joel Anderson – Project 2

June 30, 2010

pdf – page one

pdf – page two

3dm – overall.

3dm – for cnc milling.

stl – for 3-D printing.

Project 3 – Cheng-Yi (Eason) Lai

June 29, 2010

Hi Jesse:

As we discussed, I will post links for pdf after I have my prototype and photos ready.

Basically, there will be 2 links for this post.

1. PDF #1 – CNC blue foam models + Final Vacuum Formed Objects for testing

2. PDF #2 – Image Board of the strength testing process + the results

and how this final result will affect my decisions when it comes to the form of my thesis design.

I will send you an e-mail tomorrow to set a date in July for submission once I hear from RP center tomorrow.

P2: Cultural artifact ( Ayu Iskandar)

June 29, 2010

Line Drawing and rendering

  • click here to download .3dm file
  • click here to download .ai file used for laser-cutting
  • click here to download .stl file used for cnc milling
  • click here to download .jpeg file of photoshoped rendering
  • click here to download 2 pages of 11′ x 17′ posters

Charissa-P2 Fabrication Process

June 29, 2010

This is my first sketch of the stamp. It shows the initial concept of having the  4 rectangular panels to construct the letterform. I was also focusing on the creation of the typefaces, for example, how many combination that could possible generated from this stamp; is it upper or lowercase, or both? what are the basic forms that I need to laser cut? etc…

I am attracted to combination of geometric forms due to its simplicity and versatility.  Consequently, I carried the geometric principal to the design of the stamp carrier/holder. Deciding for materials is a bit tricky, at first I wanted to try wood with CNC milling, but due to its tiny size and intricate details, this method is not recommended. Then I was interested to lasercut acrylic pieces and putting them together , but since we need to combine 2 machines, I finally chose MJM. I like the fact that the machine proves to be the most effective, I got my model just the way I wanted it to look like. The model came out of the MJM machine and then placed  in the oven to melt the wax deposit, and after that it’s clean and sharp!

Moving to the other part of the process, manufacturing the little pieces of stamp heads. Initially  I was thinking of just using plywood as the stamp heads. My biggest concern is how well is the wood going to transfer ink to paper or any other media. Then my friend suggested  to try linoleum block, this material is used to make stamp by its nature and it has no problem to withstand laser-cut. So lino it is!

I went to create the geometric forms in rhino and exported it to Ai. Giving the file to RPC as soon as possible to be laser cut. When I came to pick it up, it turned out that the size shrunk to be only half of the actual due to human-error; but not a big deal, second round it came out just the way I expected. Needed some clean up and it’s all good.

The next round for me to do is to attach the lino pieces to blocks of cubes then drilling some bolts on its center as knobs that will slide to the stamp-holder. I am still waiting for the facilites at school to open so that I can use bandsaw and drills to carry on with the finishing.


During the Canada day long weekend I was so worried that I wouldn’t be able to work in the workshop to finish up my project. I decided to go to my friend’s house and borrowed tools that I need to cut the wooden cubes from her dad. I was using a hacksaw to cut each one, but it wasn’t easy to get the measurement right using just rulers and your eyesight; but I did it anyways and I sanded it off to smoothen the edges. As I expected, the results weren’t great, there were many chipped and uneven surfaces on the cubes.

I was so relieved when I got the news that the ED/ID shop was open on Monday. I went there and used the bandsaw to cut the wooden parts. This time it was way easier and with more continuous result. I also used the hand drill to created a hole and screw the bolts on the wood. The last part is to glue the lino pieces on the wood using a high-strength adhesive.

All in all it was a pretty smooth process; once the wooden cube were cut then  it was just a matter of putting the pieces together.

PROBLEM : I miscalculated the size of the slots on the stamp holder; I made it slightly bigger than the bolts to give it room for errors or just in case the bolts wouldn’t fit on the slots. Unfortunately I was wrong, the MJM printer is actually quite precise and it ended up to be slightly too loose. I wanted to reprint the stamp holder but time is really tight; this time I’ll make sure the width of the slots would be the same exact size of the bolts.

Project Two. Michael Pham

June 29, 2010

Toy Robot

Click here for Rendering Model

Click here for Model Assembly

Click here for STL file

Guia – Project 3: Gyroscope Renderings

June 29, 2010

.3dm File

.Stl File

.Ai File (for laser Cut of wood planes & engravings)

PDF File (Designed similarly according to Project 1 standards)

PDF File 2 (An updated version of the previous PDF with more background info)


*To be further updated. Awaiting Darell to finish 3d printing & laser cut in order to post fabrication process.

Project Two. Nicole Guerrieri

June 29, 2010

Hanging Lamp



AI (Page 1):

AI (Page 2):


Project 2 – Cheng-Yi (Eason) Lai

June 29, 2010  — Rhino 3dm File — PDF 1 — PDF 2 — STL file

Project 2 final- Charles

June 29, 2010

Wooden ring design by  Anthony Roussel

I would like to design a set of jewelry using the combination of laser cutting and 3d printing. The material I am going to use are possibly exotic wood/ high end acrylic for laser cutting. I will try to cast the 3d printed part using metal if possible in order to give some weight to the jewelery.

Update :June 29th

Revised Concept, Inspirations

I have been really trying to explore the possibilities RP technologies be able to do.

Rapid prototyping have commonly associated with machine made, cold aesthetic.

The “things” produced from these machines are usually prototypes/testing pieces instead of finished products.

How can we use RP technologies to create finished product?

How can RP produced aesthetic be utilized in an effective way?

How can RP technologies enhance traditional craftsmanship?

These questions are bouncing around in my head that inspires the direction of my final project.

I decided to design a line of wooden jewelry to be produced in a combination of hand craft and RP technology. I choose exotic wood as my material because wood is a crafty material that not commonly connected to machine.

I designed this  bangle as a starting point of the bigger project.

My concept is inspired by Chinese bamboo books from history. The aesthetic of these books are similar to laser cut wood.  The fact that laser cutter can create really precise, tiny cut marks enables the possibility of creating miniature engraving which suitable for jewelry.

The pattern on top is laser engraved. It is traditional symbol of cloud for luckiness from Chinese culture.   The laser engraving technology enhances wood grain and shows nice detail. These details are not possible to do by usual woodworking tools.

The finished product is meant to be treated as a craft object. The fact that new technologies made this craft object, make a statement of technologies can be used to enhance the possibility of craft tradition instead of taking over.


AI for lazer cutting

3DM (This file is created for the solo purpose of rendering. )

Charissa- P2:Geometric Typeface Stamping Device

June 29, 2010

Here are the links to my stamp files :

PDF —> sets of orthographic rendering of the stamp

3DM –> this is created just for the purpose of rendering

MJM–> The file for stamp-holder, the actual file sent to RPC to be printed with MJM, and here’s the STL

Ai–> the laser-cut pieces on linoleum block

Project 2 – Song Kim

June 29, 2010

Rhino Model

AI File for Laser Cut

Presentation Board 1

Presentation Board 2

Project 2 – Michael Taylor

June 29, 2010

Conceptually, the idea was to create a variation of a standard slat/louvered screen system with a curved form on one side. I wanted to be able to use the machines available to reflect the manufacturing process in a similar manner while moving from a small to large scale. Primary to the concept is the manipulation of dimensioned lumber, taking typical construction methods and utilizing technology to cut wood in an unconventional shape. Using an organic material such as wood and cutting it with a laser creates a synergy between the material and the machine that blurs craftsmanship and production. I wanted to use a laser cutter like a traditional planner/chisel and conceive something that has the same appeal as being carved by hand.




Project #2- Bosung Kim

June 29, 2010

Bike Stand

Link to drawing file:

Link to rendering file:

Link to .3dm file:

Link to .stl file:

Project 3: “Dis-Sushi-play” Process

June 29, 2010

Rhino * AI * Dimension

Project 2: “Dis-Sushi-play” Posters

June 29, 2010

Process Poster

Final Poster

project 3- Jin Weon Park

June 29, 2010

Fabrication guide

First of all, convert files to Ai from rhino 3dm. At this point, I need to fit the size with appropriate option when converting. If there is a hole for the cutting parts, I have to distinguish them by color (e.g. inner hole for red outer hole for black)

organize all the lazer cutted pieces on the table. Arrange them in to order

This was my first experimentation of fitting objects together, some problems I found, was the materials for components (gold/black) was not a good choice even it is built in acrylic, it burs the edge. Also, some thin layers are too fragile and breaks.

the white hard casing is made of MJM 3d printing. the rest of panels will be stacked toegher in the the cage.

cut cylinderical dowel joint. These parts penetrate through the panels vertically

Insert appropriate parts with differnt colors. Including tiny internal components layer and surrounding layer(transparent one)

Put every layered panels in to the cage and closed the lid

That is my easy quick fabrication guide!!

Thank you for watching

project 2- Jin Weon Park

June 29, 2010

It is impossible to detail all the types of waste directly or indirectly involved in manufacturing mobile phones. In developed countries production processes manage to keep sensitive materials in a closed circuit, without any waste escaping to the outside world. Production- “made in elsewhere” – does not usually take place where the phones are most widespread.  Degrees of efficiency in health and environmental protection vary. In some assembly facilities, workers can be exposed to a mixture of toxic chemicals (e.g. exporting electronic waste to developing countries where no environmental restriction is established yet with poorly protected workers) This concept is designed for user participation by providing easier construction of phone the phone subscriber themselves dismantle life-ended gadget and ship it to manufacturer/recycling facility that saves the cost and labor force.

This is a concept of layered internal composition of mobile phone. The goal is to build a modular composition of internal components designed for easily removed for repair or reuse and materials that can be easily separated from recycling. In a recycling process a mobile phone gets a new lease on life. About 65-80 percent of the material content of a mobile can be recycled and reused. The major obstacles of conventional mobile phone recycling are intricate construction of parts and body. Dominant phone disposal methods were smashed together with no separation of precious metal and plastic that is dumped on grave yard

Download drawing board

Download rendering board

Updated Proposal. Nicole Guerrieri

June 26, 2010

Hanging Lamp

My statement for project 2/3 has been revised since the last post. I stuck with the decision of making something that is very much ID related, a lamp. My intention is to create contrast between the form of the lamp and the material used. Resulting in an unexpected combination of organic form vs. sharp, raw material. I chose this idea because this combination is not something that I’ve see too often and it gives the object character.  I was inspired by a collection of lamps designed by Pieke Bergman called Light Bulbs ‘special editions’.

These liquid-like bulbs are fascinating.  How they resemble a liquid/bubble form so precisely is something I wanted to replicate in someway, using a different concept. This is where my idea rooted from.

Charissa’s Project 2- Revised proposal

June 24, 2010

Given the extra time to work on project 2 & 3, I’ve decided to pursue my first idea, something that I’m definitely excited about. The project that I’m currently working on is a work that is a combination of graphic and industrial design. My intention is to create a product that would generate personalized typefaces/letterforms. To be more specific, I would like to create a “stamping device” that could be customized by its user to create their own unique letterforms. Coming form graphic design background, I’ve been dwelling a lot with typography. My last semester course required us to design our own expressive typeface. One thing that I found prominent is that in order for a typeface to work, it requires a ‘system’, a set of rules.Understanding this set of rules will enable us to create, modify, personalize typefaces. Within the set of parameters in this device, I would like to encourage people to play, experiment and express themselves through letterforms.

Now for the product itself. This device will generate a type of geometric typeface in the maximum size of 1×1 sq. inch.My stamping device will have detachable heads and consist of 2 separate parts:

1. The Handle/carrier, the part that will hold the stamp-head pieces. This handle will have 2 slots where the little bits of stamp heads would be inserted and assembled according to users preference. The dimension of this part would be around 1 cubic inches. This part will be produced using the MJM machine due to its tiny size and intricate details.

2. Stamping-head pieces. These  little pieces of wood with laser-cut linoleum attached to it will work as the ‘rubber’ heads, or the part that transfers ink. The Linoleum block is laser-cut into tiny geometric forms that will become the anatomy of the letterforms.

Below is some images and sketches of this project:

geometric typeface that becomes my inspiration

will update soon with more pictures

Modern Japanese Architecture

June 21, 2010

Hi guys,

just wanted to share a link to a Japanese architecture & Design firm that has a great flow, I came across it while doing my cultural research for project 2.

In their words:  Architecture that enrich daily life.

Hope you’ll enjoy!

Project Two Proposal: Wynette Tavares

June 17, 2010

I scrapped my initial idea of a personalized picture album cover and am working on a hair accessory. I am fascinated with eagles and imagined a head piece that represents an eagle, but in a more abstract way.

The materials used would be wood and acrylic. I will use Rhino to create a positive/negative pattern which serves two purposes: aesthetic as well as a way to join the two materials without glue-press fit. (Hopefully it will work). The laser cutting machine would be best to get the desired effect.

Lesley: Rasp

June 16, 2010

Denys Korolenko: Pipe Wrench

June 16, 2010

Project 2 – Direction

June 15, 2010

For this short project I wanted to take something I love… Food 🙂

Rethinking the traditional sushi tray for a modern domestic application, easily stored and maintained.

Function: holding & displaying sushi

Multiple laser cut surfaces

Inbal ; )

Project 1 – Inbal X Acto

June 15, 2010

Project 2 – Cheng-Yi (Eason) Lai

June 15, 2010

For project 2, there are two directions I would like to try.

1. to make some interesting bottles or beverage containers using rapid prototyping methods.

2. to make a table lamp which I always want to try.

3. An illustration figures I did first year in a Graffiti Class. (origianlly it’s a 2D illustration, I would like to

use rapid prototying method to make it 3D)

Project#2 Proposal-Bosung Kim

June 15, 2010


CNC Milling

June 15, 2010

What it is. . .

CNC Milling machines use a computer to controlling a rotating cutter mounted on a moving head to subtract material from any substrate (the stock).  Typically this is restricted to three axes (X, Y and Z); four, five and six axis machines exist in industry. Output is adjusted via the translational speeds of the milling head (the feed rates), the rotational speeds of the cutter (the speeds) and the type of cutter installed (the mill).

CNC Milling is a very broad topic, so the thoughts and tips below are only an introduction, and are generally specific to OCAD’s Techno-Isel 3-Axis CNC Router.

Things to think about. . .

  • What’s the area of the cutting bed? OCAD’s is 4′ x 4′; 5′ x 10′ or larger is available industry. It’s also possible to move the material instead of or in addition to the milling head.
  • What’s the maximum allowable height of the stock? This dimension varies depending on the mill being used.
  • What are the limitations on feed rates, speeds, and mill types, and what are the implications of these limitations?
  • What mills are available? What final finish do they create? Does the job require multiple mills? Multiple passes?

To CNC Mill. . .

  • Provide an STL file. For the purposes of CNC machining, this file does not necessarily need to be watertight. The file should include a model of your stock, and a model of your job, arranged such that the stock fully engulfs your job.

Project 2 proposal

June 15, 2010

OK, I’m having a hardtime deciding which idea I’m going to approach for this project. With the time constraint, I finally manage to narrow down into 2 options. I basically wanted to create a small functional object combining 2-3 different materials like wood, acrylic or resin. Here are my ideas:

1. Since I’m a graphic design student, I’m interested to create a packaging for small product. I encountered this small, portable makeup packaging by Lancome and got hooked by it’s unique and beautiful design. This packaging houses lipstick, lipgloss and eyeshadow whichare essential for women to have in their purses. below is the picture of the product :

I would like to create my own version of the packaging, basically some forms that interlocks and  combining laser cutting and the 3D printing to create the form.

2. Since I’ve encountered a lot of jewelry during my research, I’ve become intrigued to create a jewelry holder. The jewelry holder will be assembled of 2 basic parts; a base and a part that sticks out. I was recently drawn to organic forms, something like sea corals would be beautiful and somewhat appropriate. I find this object is very challenging because it  holds different kinds of jewelry, like rings, bangles, bracelets, necklaces ; it also has a lot of potential to play with. Here are some images:

Joel Anderson | Ball Peen Hammer

June 15, 2010

Project 2 Proposal – Song Kim

June 15, 2010

Project 2 Proposal

I would like to do my first year design work – Collapsible lighting design.


Design and construct a collapsible lighting device that will modulate the light from a light bulb.

When I was in First year, I did not really figure out the collapsible method and use of right material. The design was very neat and easy to make however, when I was making it with plastic opaque thick vinyl (by folding and forming) the modularity, or sharpness was gone. Also, from design it needs to have various scaled forms, with identical model, but it was harder to make and have identical scale with making by hand.

If I remodel this with CNC machine and with rhino, I am sure I could be able to have identical scale with nice fitting modular lighting.

Laser Cutting

June 15, 2010

What it is. . .

Laser cutters use a laser (typically a CO2 laser) to cut or etch sheet material. Typically this is restricted to two axes (X and Y), with limited control over the third axis (Z) by modulating the intensity of the laser beam. Three axis and even six axis machines exist in industry. Laser cutters can be set up to interpret both vector and raster data; output is adjusted via the speed of the laser head and the intensity of the laser beam.

Things to think about. . .

  • What’s the area of the cutting bed? 18″ x 36″ is typical in research facilities; 4′ x 8′ or larger is available industry. It’s also possible to move the material instead of or in addition to the milling head.
  • What’s the maximum allowable thickness of the material? 3/8″ is typical in research facilities; 1″ or more is available in industry.
  • If cutting, what will happen to the edges of the material? Will they burn (e.g. wood) or melt (e.g. acrylic)? Will the burning or melting affect the surface of the material?
  • If etching, what will the final finish be like? Will it be burned or melted? Can sharp lines be maintained, or are details degraded?
  • Is the resultant off-gassing noxious or carcinogenic?
  • How can the object be resolved into flat parts and re-assembled? Two possible strategies include stacked-and-pinned parts, and interlocking frame parts.
  • What are the implications of the laser kerf (thickness and angle)? The laser is focused on a particular elevation (Z-dimension): the thicker the material, the more out-of-focus the laser, and the less perpendicular the cut will be to the surface.
  • What advantages/disadvantages does laser cutting have over comparable processes, e.g. water-jet, plasma cutting, flame cutting, die cutting? Things to consider: accuracy, speed, set-up cost, unit cost, implications of heat-affected zone. Click here for a comparison of these technologies as applied to metal.

To Laser Cut. . .

  • Provide a vector file (for cutting or etching) or a bitmap file (for etching). Vector files include .pdf, .dxf, .dwg, .ai — check with your provider.
  • Provide only the information required for cutting or etching.
  • Place all vectors on appropriate layers, e.g. one for cutting, one for etching.
  • Ensure that all information is 2-D, i.e. has no Z-dimension. (In Rhino, run the Project2CPlane command)
  • Ensure that the object is scaled to the correct size.
  • Ensure that all part outlines are closed.
  • Ensure that there is no duplicate or overlapping information.
  • Arrange the information in a rectangle that is the same dimensions as your material (and is smaller than the cutting bed)
  • Arrange the information so that different cutting jobs are easily distinguishable, either as separate files or as clearly labelled rectangles in a single file.

Proposal For Project 2 – Christopher Sunagawa

June 15, 2010



Biomimicry has always fascinated me. My specific interest lies in the fact that nature can produce one small simple element but than replicate it over and over again to produce something that is elegant, sophisticated, and breath taking.


Like I discussed earlier in the progress of this project, I never really had a chance to make this project come to fruition because of the limitations of materials and facilities that I had at my disposal.


Advantages – I knew that in order to make something fit together seamlessly and precisely, I needed to come close to producing a clean and near-perfect model. The biggest benefit of using a 3D printer was the ability to produce models that I know were close enough for use in reality.  I made models in rhino before and  than reproduced them by hand but there is always that gap between computer modelling and hand building, there is a bit of a disconnect.

So, using the MJM printers will allow my virtual object come to life.

Wynette Tavares. Calipher.

June 14, 2010

Nicole Guerrieri Proposal

June 14, 2010

small desk lamp

I want to be able to 1. make something i can use and 2. something that i wouldn’t normally make in ED. To design a personal lamp shade and be able to attach the bulb and create a usable light would be pretty exciting and a fair challenge. I’m not sure what material i would use for this just yet. I think that will become clear when the 3D model is well on its way.

Charissa-Project 1

June 12, 2010

Nicole Guerrieri. Coping Saw.

June 12, 2010

Project 2 Proposal: Michael Pham

June 11, 2010

Toy Robot

I took the challenge of modeling Doug’s robot. The challenge is making a toy robot with moveable joints. I will be researching and designing a process that will allow me to interlock and assemble the toy robot. I will be using 3d printing and laser cutting for different parts of the robot, using material of either wax or plastic. Hopefully I will be able to use my new rhino skills to mold something similar to these robot toys.

Project 2 – Drawings/Ideas

June 11, 2010

Okay so I wrote the stuff below this paragraph before I realized that this blog won’t let me post the images that I intended on providing. Something about http not working or something. (computers have beef with me) But I posted them to my other blog at My ideas are the first three, but perhaps my other images can be taken into consideration as far as my idea goes. I basically wan’t to 3-D my 2-D art using rhino and illustrator.

For the second project I’m pretty happy we are doing something less mundane than a tool, but to learn rhino it was definitely necessary, even though my tool could have been better to say the least. Nevertheless, as I mentioned in the last class I would like to explore the possibilities of creating an image by manually drawing it, then essentially 3-Dafying it, or extruding it, to basically have a sculpture/wood carved version of it.

The drawings provided are quite random, and very rough. I definately plan on elaborating further on one, or perhaps making others. Nevertheless, I feel that I can vectorize the line drawings that I’m capable of making and translate them into a file that can be used for rapid prototyping. I was intrigued when Jesse mentioned to me in an earlier class that it is possible to take a manually executed line drawing, and use it in 3-d modelling software.

However, the drawings provided are unfinished, and there definitely needs to be more thought in terms of how rhino operates and using that knowledge in conjunction with the sketches. Yet, I’m confident that I can make it work and possibly use my drawing in combination with 3-d software to create unique illustrations for future projects. I plan on using the laser-cutting mechanism, as well as, one of the other machines which I’m unable to recall the names of.

Project 1 – Side Cutters

June 10, 2010

Jesse, I apologize for the late submission. I’m new to the file sharing site operations, so I hope the links work. The origional Rhino file I’ll have to send at another time. On a side note, if I’m ever at the zoo, I think I’ll curl up into a ball and cry when I see a rhinoceros.

Song Kim – Longnose Plier

June 10, 2010

Project 1: Iliana Shabatova (Plane)

June 10, 2010

3-D Printing

June 10, 2010

What it is. . .

3-D printing (3DP for short) is an additive manufacturing technology where a three dimensional object is created by the successive layering and bonding of material. There are many different systems, employing many different processes and materials, including:

  • Stereolithography (SLA): photopolymer cured by a UV laser. . . and the grandaddy of them all (since 1986)
  • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS): Powdered thermoplastic, metal or sand fused by a C02 laser
  • Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM): Semi-molten thermoplastic filament deposition

  • Multi-jet Modeling (MJM): Molten thermoplastic or wax deposition

  • Laminating Object Manufacturing (LOM): Laminated and cut paper, plastic or metal
  • Electron Beam Melting (EBM): Powdered metal fused by an electron beam in a high vacuum
  • Powder-binder printer: Cellulose, plaster or ceramic powder fused by binder deposition

Things to think about. . .

  • What’s the volume of the printing bed? 9″ x 9″ x 9″ is typical in research facilities; many volumes are available in industry (e.g. D-Shape)
  • What’s the minimum allowable thickness of the material?
  • If your object is hollow (a typical cost-saving strategy), does it require evacuation holes to permit unused material to escape? How big do these holes need to be?
  • Does the printing material require treatment after the fact? For example, starch powder-binder printed models are usually sealed with cyanoacrylate.
  • Does the printing method create support material (e.g. FDM “scaffolding”)? If so, how is the support material removed? Possibilities include a sonic bath (FDM), an oven (MJM), a solvent tank , elbow grease. . .

  • What is the resolution of the printing method? (The resolution of OCAD’s MJM machine is 0.025mm — Rhino’s default Export > STL setting is 0.01mm). What sort of texture does this resolution create? If necessary, how can this texture be removed? If not, how can this texture be oriented relative to your object?

To 3-D Print . . .

  • Provide a closed (“watertight”) polygon mesh object, usually as an STL file. Single surfaces or objects made of surfaces with gaps or holes will not 3-D print. Click here to download a detailed guide to preparing files for 3-D printing (my apologies for the atrocious grammar and graphics).
  • Ensure that all normals are pointed outwards (this is normally always true with closed objects).
  • Ensure tha the object is scaled to the correct size.
  • The machine will follow the polygons exactly: turn on “flat shading” in your modeling program to see how the object will look.
  • The minimum thickness of any unsupported element should be no smaller than the suggested minimum. Ranges from 0.1mm to 3mm, depending on the process: check with your provider.

Project 2: Iliana Shabatova

June 10, 2010

Final Project
.3dm .stl .pdf


I have created a perfume bottle and package for the perfume BVL Blue. This the only brand fragrance Bulgari owns, which needs to represent the brand (no separate campaigns). What I have created is based on Greek and Roman architecture, as the founder of Bulgari is Greek (Sotirios Boulgaris) yet he established and developed the brand in Rome, Italy. In addition the scents of the fragrance have been represented through the shape and materials of both the box and the bottle. Initially cool and masculine (musk) smell with sandalwood undertones is represented through the geometric, wooden box, yet the curvy and smooth glass bottle inside reveals the warm and feminine (vanilla and flax) characteristics of the fragrance which follow the initial masculine smell.

Process Work
step 1 proposal:

A fragrance reflects a personality, reproduces an aura. The shape helps people define the scent within, creates an impression of what is to be expected. Though project 2, I would like to re-design the perfume bottle and package/display of my favorite eau du toilette – Bvulgari BLV. Using this fragrance for a few years now, I think there is a misconnection between the visual form and the feel of the fragrance. Most current perfume bottle designs are driven by the name of the fragrance and the advertising campaign around the model’s image. I would like to take a different approach for this bottle, one that reflects the character of the smell. Introduced in 2000, it is not based on a unique campaign idea, but it is defining, unisex fragrance key to the BVLGARI brand.

To analyze the fragrance: a ginger fizz top note; a unique twist follows from the combination of wisteria (freshness), musk (coolness), sandalwood undertones (depth), flax flower (femininity); a sense of warmth and creaminess felt from the vanilla and acacia hints, further enhanced by slight bermot (fruitiness). The shape of a bottle is also to evoke intimate, sensuality when in contact with the skin, unlike the current – too small for angles, cumbersome – shape of the bottle.
If I am to analyze the feel of the scent, it is fresh, cool with a masculine twist, yet a sensation of depth and warmth.

Looking at the history of Bvulgari brand, I want to create a package stand with typography to enhance the Roman, Greek feel that has been in the core of the brand since its beigning.

I plan on using the 3D printer (MJ/FDM machine) for the parfume bottle body, and employing the CNC machine for the bottle package/stand.

Christopher Sunagawa – Crescent Wrench

June 10, 2010


Project 1: Charles Gao (Chao)

June 10, 2010

Guia – Project 2: Concepts

June 10, 2010

I’m still in brainstorming mode for this project. But here are some of the concepts I’ve thought of:

1- I am currently take a data visualization class and thought of integrating complex visuals into a 3D form. How cool would it be to see something that is abstract rendered in physical state? An example that comes to mind is Voss-Andraea’s metal sculptures of protein.

I plan to use a combination of 3d printing as well as laser cutting.

2- Remember those? Well I was inspired by the contracting and expanding motion of this spherical toy to create something similar to it except with joints composed of 3d output forms and the angular sticks made of flat planes (using laser cutting). I’m currently imagining it to be made of wood and perhaps be a rickety, more unstable (but working) version of the plastic toy. It’ll be a marriage between thin flat planes and rounded 3d forms.

3 – I want to do something in relation to packaging (since this is where I feel comfortable in). One idea that comes to mind is a hexagonal prism packaging I made to house cylindrical scented candles. The tops twist open, providing access to the product. I feel like I can manipulate this hexagonal prism structure in order to house a modified shape of scented candles, reveal more of the product from the outside (through diecuts) and even create an appealing facade of complex construction planes, etc.

I will soon upload a photograph of the candle design… once I locate it in my external hard drive.


After much brainstorming and searching for interesting gadgets online, I stumbled upon the idea of gyroscope. It was a good challenge for me to create something with moving parts (i.e. the aforementioned spherical toy) but solely based on rhino and 3d printing. After researching more on the gyroscope and consultations with peers, I was reminded of the ancient Balinese myth of the Bedawang Nala. This myth tells the story of a flat disc world resting atop a giant turtle’s back, accompanied by two serpents that represent humanity’s ties to earthly desires.

This is a gyroscope.
It has rings that spin within each other.

This is the world on a turtle’s back:
another interpretation of how the world was born.

The gyroscope is used in many technological gizmos (for example, the iPhone) which allows it to position and balance itself in relation to the environment. I found this as a good new representation of the earth, as we now know the world is not longer flat (or 2d), and is floating in an expanse universe with no definitive axis. The material that the gyroscope would be made in (through 3d printing using the MJM) is plastic, a direct indication of the new world’s dependence on the material.

Furthermore, my interpretation of the Bedawang Nala is a novantique: ‘both new and old through repair or imitation.’ I imagined a primitive interpretation of the turtle made of one wood plane that suggests a turtle’s back through texture of wholes and engraving. It would be further supported by two planes of wood intersecting the main body for fins. The turtle is a symbol for the two-dimensional world, the old knowledge to which we have built new knowledge upon. It encircles us; it is our history.

The following are sketches of my object with a working title of ‘The New World on an Old Plane’

The turtle was believed to swim the waters of the underworld.
Hence, the flame-like waves.

Central to the gyroscope are a windmill effect of five planes of wood, lasercut to two serpents intertwined. I’ve decided to centralize the serpents for two reasons: 1 – Drawing from the christian story of Adam & Eve, the serpent symbolized both the ‘giver’ of knowledge as well as the downfall of humanity. Thus, the serpent is both our concentration on knowledge, as well as our kyrptonite. 2 – Our use of plastic has given us both new knowledge and manufacturing abilities, as well as an impending downfall due to our increasing dependence on it.

Some sketches working out the mechanism of the spinning parts.

There can be many interpretations to this piece. It is a tale. A conversation of both the old world and the new. At times it can get too representational (the primitive interpretation) or too abstract (gyroscope), but it is an art piece. And at the same time, it’ll make a intriguing decorative piece on a desk.

P2/3 Proposal: Turning object into culture (Ayu Iskandar)

June 10, 2010


During the second year in I.D, we had a project that examined the global trend of IKEA and the market forces its stirs. Some products were created for the world and some are territorials. What would be different if IKEA was not originated in Scandinavia and what if it was from somewhere else and what the philosophy would be like? The objective is design ways to reflect the locals in a global scope.


I started the project by defining what is “local”. I chose Indonesian culture for my “local” as I was born and raised there for almost half years of my life. I began the research phase, recording and gathering insights to gain deep understanding about Indonesian culture; on the other hand,  I also had to keep in mind the rules of IKEA (easy to ship, environmental, high experience, etc) into the object that I was going to create.

Indonesian families very often live in a multi-generational household and the gathering moment of this extended family member happens surrounding food.  The act of sitting together for a meal is a ritual and preparation of food are integral part of Indonesian life, where family instinctively gathered, pitch in and catching up. It is the very fabric that holds family so close.

The ritual of  preparing food reflects how extended Indonesian family spend their quality time. This is because of number of reasons: one is that all the ingredients comes raw and unprocessed, so it requires a lot of preliminary processes; and two, the traditional belief that using electrical tools (e.g: food chopper, blender vs. mortar and pestle) could interfere with the aroma that the herb releases resulting a less tasty food. It is a time-consuming task that most female Indonesians has to endure three times each day, but yet enjoyable. Therefore, cooking and its process has evolve into a daily social event.


I was proposing the multifunctional bowl to be marketed under IKEA’s flag. It is designed so that one could use only one bowl when preparing (includes cutting, washing and draining) and serving the meal. The cutting board and a strainer combined are placed on top of a standard size of a mixing/serving bowl. It eliminates the energy waste in cleaning multiple bowls and increase time efficiency with respect to the traditional cooking processes. It is a very subtle solution that was inspired by Indonesian local culture, but also is suitable to be marketed in IKEA worldwide.


In the project 2 and 3, I have decided to integrate off-the-self standard size serving/mixing bowl that’s available in the market. The component would be fit into any bowl, as long as it’s 11” wide. So, my design will focus on the fabrication of the cutting board/strainer and its silicone part that would press fit them into the bowl (the challenge I didn’t tackle with manual fabrication) I have also integrated Batik pattern that is original to Indonesia.

Steps that will be taken during fabrication:

1. Laser cutting and CNC milling to create the cutting board and the strainer.

2. Making plaster mould to acquire the silicone rubber

Project One: Bosung Kim

June 10, 2010

Guia’s Combination Screwdriver

June 10, 2010

Michael Taylor – P2 Concept

June 10, 2010

I am interested in continuing with a glass building skin I developed during the last semester. This concept consists of interconnected glass squares with the potential for removal of large portions of the screen.

I would like to explore the connection of each piece to one another and the skins supporting structural systems. It was challenging to represent this idea as a model, and I would like to explore building a section of the skin. The scale is flexible. The idea can be used as a large interior/exterior building skin, wall art or room divider etc.

Groove-joint pliers (Ayu Iskandar)

June 10, 2010

Cheng-Yi (Eason) Lai

June 10, 2010

Cheng-Yi (Eason) Lai

The following link contains the folder of all my project files.


Wire Cutters – M. Taylor

June 10, 2010

project 2 proposal- Jin Weon Park

June 9, 2010

Jin Weon Park 

This project is continuous exploration of my 4th year thesis, that is as an industrial designer we take part of manufacturer’s responsibility of creating electronic devices. Throughout this courses I want to manipulate and vehicle this skill set to experiment modular construction of phone that is designed for easy-disassembly, recycleable- parts/ components are dismantled easiliy that saves the cost and manual labour tasks. This further enhances to mobile phone recycle (cradle-to-cradle), and reduces the number of exported electonic waste that depriviates and causes many hazardous issues in the third word countries. This is my second apporch and steps to get into further development of active disassembly. What I am trying to build is layered interiror volumes of plastic that connects each of metal/plastic components and these parts are surronded by one single hard casing made of PET. This is just a concpet of how things are assembled in laminated form with less screws and complex order of the parts. Thus, the shapes and details built in abstract cubes based on mobile construction. The fabrication methods will be 2D laser cut for the interiror space as well as each components and HDM 3d printing for housing these interiror layers.

Project One: Michael Pham

June 9, 2010

project1 slip-joint-plier

June 9, 2010

Jin Weon Park

Projects Two and Three

June 8, 2010

Click here to download Project Two: Personal Object: Virtual to . . .

Click here to download Project Three: Personal Object: . . . Reality

Project One: Evaluation

June 8, 2010

Project One is evaluated as follows.

First, I take a look at the Rhino 3-D model. I look for adequate and accurate detail of all external and (where possible) internal parts, arranged in a well-organized system of layers. Since the model must be watertight, i.e. it must be constructed entirely of valid closed polysurfaces, I perform the following set of analyses:

  • Turn off all 2D layers (all 2D geometry should disappear)
  • SelBadObjects (nothing should be selected)
  • SelClosedSurfaces, SelClosedPolysurfaces, Hide (all 3-D geometry should disappear, and nothing should remain)

Next, I take a look at the STL file. If the 3DM was watertight, then I don’t expect any problems, but I perform the following analysis regardless:

  • Set to Rendered View
  • SelOpenMesh (nothing should be selected)

I also check to make sure the tessellation is suitable for 3D printing. Note that Rhino’s default Export > STL settings are generally suitably accurate.

The drawings and renderings are to be plotted on two 11″ x 17″ pages, and uploaded to the blog as a single PDF. In the drawings, I’m looking for:

  • Appropriate lineweights applied to appropriate lines (Make2D is limited: you should be filling in gaps as necessary)
  • Correct layer order, such that the heaviest lineweight lies on top
  • Appropriately assigned and composed dimensions
  • A correct selection of orthographic views and a correctly established isometric view

In the rendering, I’m looking for:

  • No blown-out highlights or underexposed shadows: basically, no pure black or pure white
  • Reasonable colour selections for different parts of the object (materials are encouraged but not required)
  • Object-appropriate lighting (generally from above)

Good luck on Project One!

Project One: Tips and Tricks

June 3, 2010

On creating an accurate free-form 3-D NURBS model. . .

A good Rhino 3-D model:

  • Includes all necessary details up to but not including surface texture
  • Makes use of labelled layers to distinguish between different components
  • Is constructed entirely of valid closed polysurfaces that correspond to the different components
  • Contains only coplanar components, not overlapping components
  • Contains no naked edges (Analyze > Edge Tools > Show Edges)
  • Contains no invalid or bad objects (Analyze > Diagnostics > Check)

Typically, you will model all components of your object several times before you get it right. Strive for a minimum number of surfaces, and employ additive methods over subtractive methods wherever possible. Take breaks, drink water, and get enough sleep.

On creating a set of dimensioned orthographic line drawings. . .

Click here to download selected excerpts from Francis Ching’s Design Drawing,  which reviews technical drawing conventions.

You are not draftspeople; you are not expected to generate technically perfect dimensioned drawings. Still, you need to be able to communicate your designs to the technical experts who will help you fabricate them. A reasonable set of dimensioned orthographic drawings:

  • Includes only those views that are necessary (typically Top, Front and Right)
  • Is dimensioned to an appropriate level of accuracy
  • Does not include any duplicate dimensions
  • Does not include any dimensions that overlap on the same side

To generate the basis for a set of 2-D drawings, use the Make2D command, selecting 4 View (USA), Show hidden lines and Maintain source layers. Note that the fourth view is whatever arbitrary position your Perspective viewport is set to. Create an isometric view instead (see below).

On creating an isometric line drawing. . .

The isometric view is the least visually distorted of the axonometric projections, and is commonly employed in the representation of small objects. The isometric angle of view is approximately 35 degrees above the ground plane.

In order to create an Isometric viewport (to use in place of the Perspective viewport when generating 2-D information):

  • Create the geometry required to align the camera and target with the correct angle of view (see — or better yet, steal from — the sample Project One).
  • Right-click on the Perspective viewport window and select Viewport Properties; select Parallel Projection, and Place the camera and target
  • Right-click on the Perspective viewport window again and select Set Views, Named Views and save the view as Isometric
  • Be careful to reset your Isometric viewport before outputting your rendering or 2-D information via the Make2D command.

On enhancing the line drawings using Illustrator. . .

Adjusting the appearance of your 2-D information in Rhino is awkward at best. A better choice is to export your 2-D information as an AI file (File > Export Selected > Adobe Illustrator). Advanced Illustrator techniques are beyond the scope of this course — but you’ll need to know the following to get through Project One:

  • When exporting your 2-D information, select “Snapshot of current view,” unless you need to make scaled drawings (for Project One, you don’t).
  • When you first open your exported 2-D information, you’ll need to set up your Artboards (Document Setup > Edit Artboards). Make two 11″ x 17″ sheets, landscape format.
  • You’ll need to scale your 2-D information using the Selection Tool. Hold down Shift to constrain the proportions of your lines.
  • Next, you’ll need to adjust the line weights and colours. Note that the Illustrator maintains whatever layers you set up in Rhino. To select all of the objects in a layer, click beside the circle in the Layers pane, and a box will appear. Change the layer’s Stroke and Colour as appropriate. Check the sample Project One for suggested line weights and colours. Note that the layer order determines which lines are on top. If you cut-and-paste in Illustrator, make sure “Paste Remembers Layers” is selected, otherwise you’ll lose the layers you created in Rhino.
  • Chances are your dimension text doesn’t look right. Select one and then all of your text elements (Select > Same > Appearance), and adjust themas you see fit.
  • Don’t forget to insert your rendering (File > Place). Embed the image into your Illustrator file.
  • Print to PDF to generate the file required for both your printing and linking. Export to JPEG to generate the files required for viewing on the blog.

On creating a rendering using Rhino Render. . .

Just as in a photography studio, a good rule of thumb is to use the minimum number of lights that ensures that all visible surfaces render neither pure white nor pure black. A typical initial setup includes two spotlights 90 to 120 degrees apart pointed 45 to 60 degrees down towards the object (see — or better yet, steal from — the sample Project One). Adjust the intensity of these lights via Properties. Under Render Properties, make sure you have an appropriate Resolution setting, and consider using a Transparent background in order to facilitate a clean layout (File > Save As > PNG).

On enhancing the rendering using Photoshop. . .

Photoshop is an essential tool for most high-impact renderings. At the very least, use Photoshop to make adjustments to the tonality, saturation and contrast of your rendering. Photoshop is also where you’ll typically add context, people and sometimes texture. Advanced Photoshop techniques are beyond the scope of this course.

On outputting a file for 3-D printing. . .

The correct filetype for most 3-D printing applications is the STL file (File > Export Selected > Stereolithography). The default STL settings are appropriate for most small objects. If your file is unwieldy, try increasing the tolerance setting to generate less polygons; if you require a great deal of precision, try decreasing the tolerance setting to generate more polygons.

In order to successfully print, your STL must be watertight, which typically requires a watertight 3DM constructed entirely of valid closed surfaces or polysurfaces. Open your exported STL, and double check that your mesh is contains no naked edges (Analyze > Edge Tools > Show Edges). Repair any naked edges as necessary (FillMeshHoles).

Rubber duck from Lesley

June 3, 2010

he’s been winking so intensely that he generated a third eye, which is now floating in space in the background. yes!

Bonus: Rubber Ducky by Wynette

June 2, 2010

Bosung’s Rubber Ducky

June 1, 2010

Rubber Duck! by Cheng-Yi (Eason) Lai

June 1, 2010

Charles’s Rubber Ducky

June 1, 2010

Rubber Ducky

Rucky Dubber

June 1, 2010

Click here to download the .3dm file.

Rubber duck soap dish – Ayu

June 1, 2010

Link to the .3dm file:

Guia’s Rhino Ducky

June 1, 2010

My Lucky Ducky!

June 1, 2010

Enjoy the beautiful sun with my ducky 🙂

He is not a rubber ducky, but don’t exclude him due to few feathers!


EXERCISE 54 -Chris Rubber Duck family set

May 30, 2010

After a long day in the water

Nicole’s Rubber Ducky!

May 30, 2010

Michael Pham : Duck Exercise 52

May 29, 2010

Rubber Ducky

Jin’s spaceship duck!!!

May 29, 2010

leDuck! by Charissa

May 28, 2010

Ex52: Iliana’s Duck

May 27, 2010

Bonus Project: Rubber Duck

May 27, 2010

By Tuesday, June 1 at 18:30PM, please make a single post that includes the following:

  • a rendering of your Exercise 54 Rubber Duck (insert the image file directly)
  • a link to your Exercise 54 Rhino file (use a file sharing service or the OCAD webspace)

Use the 2.1 – Rubber Ducky! category for this post. I will assign Participation marks to anyone who completes this bonus project.

Project One: Jesse Colin Jackson

May 27, 2010

Below is a sample post for Project One. Note that the small object I modelled is considerably simpler than the ones you’ve been assigned. Note also that I’m using my OCAD webspace to store files for download. You can (and should) too! This requires a certain degree of tech savvy, so you may also use a file-sharing service like Box if you find that to be easier.


Click here to download my line drawings and renderings (shown above) of my small object.

Click here to download the 3DM model of my small object.

Click here to download the STL model of my small object.


Click here to download the Illustrator document used to generate the drawings and renderings.

Click here to download the PNG rendering from Rhino used in the Illustrator document.

You do not need to include either of these files in your own Project One post.

Project One: Small Object Assignments

May 25, 2010


May 25, 2010

My name is Chris Sunagawa,

I am going into thesis year and I am excited and nervous

about the experience.  I am taking this course to get a

better understanding of Rhino and to fully utilize the

benefits of 3D modeling and prototyping.

I am really interested in the potential for desktop/DYI.

I have a fairly good grasp on Rhino and Solidworks, but

those skills can always be improved upon.

As for the CS4/CS5 collection, Photoshop, Illustrator,

and/or Indesign are my weapons of choice for creating

and putting the final touches on projects.

The learning outcomes that I set for myself are to:

– Further my understanding of Rhino and its functions

– Bridge the gap between modeling (intangible) and

Rapid prototyping (tangible)


Introduction: Nicole!!

May 23, 2010

My name is Nicole Guerrieri

Going into 4th year E.D

Would like to further my knowledge in 3D modeling

Familiar with AutoCad, Sketchup, Illustrator and Photoshop

Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Introduction: Denys

May 21, 2010

Hey guys and girls my name is Denys (pronounced Denis) Korolenko.

I’m entering my 4th year of Illustration.

I’m taking this course for 2 reasons; to fill my expansion studio credits, and to acquire a basic understanding of 3D design.

I’ve been using Photoshop for 8 years, Illustrator for 3, and InDesign for 1.

I’ve spent the past 3 years working for WZMH Architects as a part-time Graphic Designer and General Assistant. There I’ve had a chance to fiddle with AutoCAD but to a very minimal degree, so my knowledge of 3D modeling software is quite limited.

Introduction: Inbal Shreemohan

May 21, 2010


The name is Inbal, you’ll hear me giggling now & then… Industrial Design, 4th year (finally!)

I’m taking this course because I want to be able to execute what’s going on in my head… Making my ideas a real thing (virtual to reality or not?) and gain knowledge about professional looking renderings.

I’m tech-friendly, we have a mutual understanding that I try my best and technology provides possibilities…
Mostly work with Photoshop & illustrator. Had some knowledge of rhino but kinda forgot the whole thing (Fun :)) and really hope to feel comfortable with cad work and 3D printing.

Introduction: Ayu Iskandar

May 21, 2010

Department: Industrial Design.

Hi class! I’m Ayu, student of I.D going into the thesis year. I have known and used basic Rhino modeling  in the past quite frequently, but I never got to use Rhino to model a more detailed work and to actually print it with rapid prototyping machine.  By taking this course hopefully I could learn more in depth about different option of rapid prototyping methods that I believe are gonna be involved at some point during my thesis year. Also looking forward to learn how to polished up a rhino drawing to something near photo-realistic.

I’m somehow comfortable in learning new software and software that I used  most often are The adobe creative suit:  Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Sketchbook Pro, I did use basic Flash couple of times. It takes a little time for me in understanding new things but I tend to forget it very easily too. That has been my real challenge in learning  new piece of software. I think taking this class is a great way to start the summer! hope I could  learn from everyone in the class.