A square dreams A sphere - Workshop to design and 3d-print objects with open-source applications

Overview of the workshop
The one-day workshop will consist of a basic introduction about 3d modeling and printing with theaim of give to the participants the basic tools to design and 3d model basic controller elements. The workshop is ideal for people and musicians who wants to start playing a bit with 3d modeling. A bit of experience with CAD modeling is a plus, but no experience is really required.






Tools used
During the workshop we will use the open source and cross platform software called Freecad. In this way participants will be able to explore on their own after the workshop without additional costs, plus of course the will of promoting open source culture.
We will also use Cura or Replicatorg (also opensource softwares) to interact with the 3d printer.

Each participant shall be quipped with a laptop (with MacOS, Windows, Ubuntu or Fedora as OS) with freecad and Replicatorg and/or Cura installed and (very important!) a mouse, even if you have a fantastic mac multi touch track pad.

The maximum amount of participants for the workshop is 15.
The workshop be basically composed of two main parts:
1 - A theoretical and practical introduction to 3d modeling trough a step by step tutorial to 3d model a “classic” nob, a fader, a button and a switch. After the 3d modeling we will make a 3d print of the models just made to show how to position model into a 3d printer's layout and how to actually work with the machine.
2 – A proper design workshop where the participants will try to re-invent and or/modify the elements designed during the first part.

To do that we will first build raw prototypes with paper, cardboard, plasticine etc.. Than we will come back to the 3d software to translate the rough paper prototype into a 3d printable
and usable object.At the end of this part there will be probably no time to 3d print all the outputs of the work, thereforewe will proceed with a introduction and a short overview about how access to 3d printing services and communities.

Here is a brief timetable with what we'll be doing and when

Hour  Activity
10:00  First meet and introduction
10:15  Theoretical presentation about 3d modeling/printing
10:45  First 3d modeling tutorial
12:30  3d printing
13:00  Lunch break
14:00  Raw prototype building
15:00  3d modeling
16:30  Review of the designs
17:00  Introduction to 3d printing services


About the instructor
Nick, “Chi ha ucciso Il Conte?” (“who killed the count?”) is specialized in developing the design
of hand crafted electronic music instruments. His work consists in understanding the artist's
needs and translating them into a usable and expressive shape. Nick is skilled in using 3D
printers, laser cutters and of course in applying finishes manually to the machine's output,
starting from an internship at STEIM in the Netherlands he already collaborated with the
development of several electronic music instruments and sound installation all over Europe.

This workshop will be in English
Time: 10:00-17:00
Cost: FREE, subscription required!
 You can register for this workshop by filling in the form below:
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 10:00 to 17:00