Experimentation

Working in the Workshop with Master Artisan Neil Fyffe

Neil Fyffe is a designer, artist, craftsman and all-around master artisan. His portfolio of work is impressive and his woodworking experience spans more than 30 years. He is a qualified joiner but started his making career as an artist. He graduated from Edinburgh University in 1986 with a Master of Arts and set up his …

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Crafting with Components and Code

I purchased an Arduino for beginners kit along with a multi-relay and a PIR sensor. Richard from Proto-pic was very helpful and also provided me with the ” … ” kit. Richard’s electronic components shop sells mostly online at https://proto-pic.co.uk/, but they also have a location in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. Due to Covid, they weren’t open …

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Packaging & Kit Design

There were many things to consider with the kit creation, including contents, size, cost, and encouraging engagement. Probe Kit Contents There were a number of things to consider when deciding on the contents of the probe kit from what would be engaging to children, to cost and size. Probe Kit Research Concept Partially inspired by …

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Components (Light)

Working with a package of materials and components in order to make a light. Augmenting the design with a single component to be made using the 3D printing process. Process For the components project, I first experimented by placing the components next to and on top of each other. I also looked in the workshop …

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Flat (Chair)

Designing a chair using flat stock materials and manufacturing processes. Sketches We were encouraged to jump right into model building (the module is called Making as Thinking). However, I had a lot of ideas floating around in my head so I sketched them in small vignettes. I find when starting to write or any creative …

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