Find someone in (or out of) the class who has to repair or create something.
- Ask them if you can watch them work on it. Ask them if you can video and/or take photos + audio record them.
- Before you watch them, write down your thoughts about how they will do this (like a recipe for the goal they have told you).
- Watch and record what they do. Ask lots of questions. Base your approach on our discussion and practice in class.
- The same day, write a short summary of what they did, noting in particular any trouble they ran into, and things that differed from your predictions
- By the assignment due date, turn in a document containing your before and after thoughts and some illustrative pictures.
– Practice assembling a moderately complex electromechanical device
– Learn the details of how your printer operates
Build a 3D printer from a kit. For this assignment you are being asked to demonstrate the basic operation of your machine by doing the following:
- Moving each axis (x, y and z) independently
- Homing (all axis)
- Printing a test object — specifically, the “0.5mm-thin-wall.stl” file from the “Essential Calibration Set” (posted to Thingiverse by coasterman as: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5573).
Turning Your Project In
This assignment will be peer graded on a pass/fail basis. To turn in your completed assignment find another student in class to certify that you have fulfilled the requirements above and have them send me an email by the end of the day the assignment is due.
[credit for this assignment goes to Scott Hudson, whose plan & text I borrowed]
There is so much more on this topic! Some of the readings I set aside (possibly for a second case study later this quarter) include:
- Not enough space:
- Stickel, Oliver, Dominik Hornung, Konstantin Aal, Markus Rohde, and Volker Wulf. “3D Printing with marginalized children—an exploration in a Palestinian refugee camp.” In ECSCW 2015: Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 19-23 September 2015, Oslo, Norway, pp. 83-102. Springer, Cham, 2015.
- Jeong, Youngchan, Sumi Kim, and Joongseek Lee. “A Design Process based on Field Research: An Adjustable Desk for Children in Rural India.”
- Not quite about 3D printing:
- Sabie, Samar, Maha Salman, and Steve Easterbrook. “Situating shelter design and provision in ICT discourse for scarce-resource contexts.” In Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Computing within Limits, p. 15. ACM, 2016.
- Omeni, Okundu, Alan Chi Wai Wong, Alison J. Burdett, and Christofer Toumazou. “Energy efficient medium access protocol for wireless medical body area sensor networks.” IEEE Transactions on biomedical circuits and systems 2, no. 4 (2008): 251-259.
- Halabi, Ammar, Amalia G. Sabiescu, S. David, Sara Vannini, and David Nemer. “From learning to designing action: Uncovering obscure processes in participatory community-based research.” In CIRN 2014 Community Informatics Conference: Challenges and Solutions. 2014.
- Williams, Amanda, Silvia Lindtner, Ken Anderson, and Paul Dourish. “Multisited design: An analytical lens for Transnational HCI.” Human–Computer Interaction 29, no. 1 (2014): 78-108.
- Bahadur, Aditya, and Julian Doczi. “Unlocking resilience through autonomous innovation.” London: Overseas Development Institute (2016).
- Halabi, Ammar, Amalia Sabiescu, Salomão David, Sara Vannini, and David Nemer. “From Exploration to Design: Aligning Intentionality in Community Informatics Projects.” The Journal of Community Informatics 11, no. 3 (2015).
- Kalantzis-Cope, P., & Gherab-Martin, K. (Eds.). (2010). Emerging digital spaces in contemporary society: properties of technology. Springer.