My students turned this amazing scepter. Everyone made a small bit and they all screwed together.
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Assignment: Elicit a double take.
Matt Richardson and I had a pretty straightforward idea, attach a tetherball to a street sign and see if passers-by not only take notice of it but actually engage in this familiar game in an unfamiliar setting.
My friend Matt Epler and I were experimenting with drawing on the ITP CNC router. We chucked up a marker and had it plot some simple shapes. We basically were using a $20,000 machine to draw circles. Hopefully more interesting drawings to come.
This sucker is heavy. And since the Nerdy Derby has a “no rules” policy, weight isn’t an issue. Made from a big block of maple and 4 lead casters, the car weighs around 5 pounds.
Some Build pics below:
Presented by NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP).
The Nerdy Derby is a no-rules miniature car building and racing competition inspired by the Cub Scouts’ Pinewood Derby. With a larger, more undulating track and no restrictions on the size of the cars or materials participants can use, the Nerdy Derby rewards creativity, cleverness and ingenuity.
The first-ever Nerdy Derby will take place at World Maker Faire New York on September 29th and 30th at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. Visitors can bring their own cars to race, choose from a selection of pre-built cars, or make their cars on site in our workshop.
The first trial race was a ton of fun, can’t wait till the faire.
Great video Roops.
A spoil board is sacrificial material that’s used underneath the material you want to cut on a CNC machine. This ensures a better through cut and is usually MDF. I’ve noticed that when the spoil boards are all used up at ITP, some really amazing patterns are formed.
I cut a bunch of them into tiles, lit, and framed them. They let me hang them over the CNC in the shop. I like how they turned out.
Another Design Week, another Model Citizens. The whole thing is pretty much a blur at this point.
I showed the Turn Table Lamps and had some good feedback, we’ll see where this goes.
Below are some quick shots of some of the other Citizens.
The big Spring student show for ITP is this Monday and Tuesday. So many great projects, a must see trust me.
Monday, May 14 from 5-9pm
Tuesday, May 15 from 4-8pm
To get there:
Interactive Telecommunications Program
Tisch School of the Arts
New York, NY 10003
Take the left elevator to the 4th floor.
This event is free and open to the public.
No need to RSVP.
call: 212 998-1880