3d Printing Independent Study
w/ Kyle Stetz
I worked with Kyle Stetz, a Junior in the UArts ID Program in Philadelphia, to develop an independent study of the current 3d printing technologies available in 2009. One deliverable was in a blog format that covered his research into the technology:
Another deliverable was to build a 3d Printer from the MakerBot Kit. This allowed Kyle to go through the actual guts of the board assembly, as well as the programming language that drove the machine. This deliverable also allowed for a further understanding of the differences between the DIY 3d printer kits like the Maker Bot and the much more expensive printers like the one the UArts Program uses- the Dimension 3d Printer.
Kyle's Process was very sound. I think this project allowed him to re-focus some of his interests that had lead him into Industrial Design, and perhaps equipped him to better navigate the rest of his time in the program without losing his passionate interests in technology, programming, learning, and communicating through these mediums.