COMPLETE FABRICATION

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1.1 – Pressfit: Prototype I – Laptop Stand

Cut/Assembly

Multiple Configurations

Dimesions

 

Prototype

Materials: MDF

Methods: CNC – Shopbot

For the most part the prototype worked, however, because of the nature of the design it fails critically after repeated use.  Its failure is the result of the force being applied by the laptop creating a moment on the angles supporting the risers.  Currently the risers are being held in place by minimal friction force.  After several uses the friction force weakens and can no longer support the weight of the laptop.  Future prototypes will seek to remedy by introducing a different component/system that does can sustain repeated use.

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4.196 Special Problems in Architectural Design Complete Fabrications Nick Gelpi Mon-Fri, Jan 5-7, 10-11, 13-14, 18, 20-21, 24-25, 27-28, 01-04:00pm, 3-402/7-432studio, 1st mtg Wed 1/5 Pre-register on WebSIS and attend first class. No listeners Prereq: Permission of instructor ; Yr-1 MArch students who have completed 4.123 only Level: H 9 units Standard A - F Grading Can be repeated for credit Lab Fee: 150 A comprehensive introduction to methods of “making” explored through a wide range of brief but focused exercises. Skills = developing complex geometries from flat components; fine-tuning press fit construction, molding and casting, and making repeatable molds for customization. A two-part workshop, the first half will contextualize contemporary tools and techniques within the trajectories of historical case studies of building, combined with hands on familiarization of tools. The second half will implement the tools of our workshop in the context of Design. Working on group design build process for three MIT 150 FAST installations, students will test and influencing designs through the instrumentality of production. These hands-on design build projects are intended to produce reciprocity between skills and design, making more complete the problems of fabrication. Subject limited to year-one MArch students who have completed core-1 studio. Contact: Nick Gelpi, 9-224, 253-9415, ngelpi@mit.edu -

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