Resources

Resources

Fabrication

MIT Architecture shops

– questions: archshops@mit.edu
– links: staffed hours, laser cutter signup
– location: N51-160 – large woodshop
– location: 3-402, 3-410, 3-412 – Laser cutters and small woodshop. Laser cutters are available for use by students 24 hours/day.

IDC shop

– questions: idc-shop@mit.edu
– location: N51 third floor, photo studio for documenting work, electronics work space

Software

Grasshopper – graphical algorithm editor for Rhinoceros
Blender – open source rendering and animation

Software Tutorials

Lynda.com: Introduction to Rhino
Lynda.com: Introduction to Illustrator

Links for project 1

Sol Lewitt at Mass MOCA
Conditional Design

Rhino / Illustrator drawing tutorial

Links for project 2

Grasshopper Primer from modelab
Grasshopper video tutorials by Nick Senske
Grasshopper video tutorials by designalyze

RhinoCommon SDK – for c# scripting in grasshopper

Fabtools – grasshopper add-on for unrolling and labeling parts. (unrolling example here)

Blender – open source rendering and animation
HDR Vault – Free HDR environments for rendering

Links for project 3

Electronics Theory:

Primary Electronic Components:

Tools:

Arduino:

Programming:

Suppliers:

3D printing software