~~REVEAL~~

From the Collection:Child's Knock apart Furniture

This workshop is the first in a prospective series that activates the collection through updating and parametisation

Try-it (Staff) Version

This version is intended to be trialed using the try-it process.

Rationale

Running workshops for SLQ staff is to:

  • increase awareness and knowledge of The Edge programming
  • invite feedback and participation
  • include an introduction to Free and Open Source Software(FOSS) - Inkscape.
  • include an introduction to parametric design

Outcomes

  • Basic bitmap image processing using GIMP.

Tools

  1. Gimp for image clean-up and processing

Materials and Resources

Workshop Outline

10min

FOSS

Intro to Preparing for Cutting using - 10min

  • What is FOSS.
  • When to use FOSS
  • When to use non-FOSS
  • What is GIMP?
  • What is Coreldraw?

Pick a Project

The workshop as a whole chooses a design for all particpants to work on.

Use theses rules to inform your choice.

Introduction to Gimp

Basic bitmap processing to produce a two colour image - 15 min

  • Open chosen image in GIMP
  • Selection and Navigation tools
    • crop
    • shear, cage or rotate
    • brightness and contrast
    • Blur and unsharp
    • convert to grayscale
    • export as a jpg.

Introduction to Fusion 360

Import to Fusion and Add to Sketch - 20 min

  • Selection and Navigation tools
  • Trace bitmap tool
    • select best single scan method
    • adjust options (speckles, corners and paths)
    • Process and close
  • Export as PDF

Prepare for Cut in CNC

Editing - 20min

  • Trim the fat - be ruthless
    • small shapes won't drop out
    • complex shapes will break
    • complex shapes take too long to cut

Process

  • Grab the file and open in Fusion360.
  • create a sketch
  • Get familiar with the selection and navigation tools
  • Create a sheet of ply
  • Scale your artwork to fit
  • Select one shape to work on.
  • Use the lines tools to trace
    • access individual points to correct glitches
    • reduce nodes (in the menu bar)
    • use the curve smoothness slider (in the menu bar)
  • Drag your artwork to a panel

CNC Ready checks

Check all …

  • Check
  • Save your design as a DXF file onto the facilitators USB stick.

Cutting and Assembly

  1. Your facilitator will cut your design on the CNC Router
  2. Take home and enjoy!

Files

CNC Router Settings

Discussion

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