jimmi~research 3D Printer Build Workshop
The 3D printer build workshop led by jimmi~research and hosted at DMC was an intensive introduction to the world of 3D printing and digital fabrication held January 21-23, 2015 in the DMC MakerSpace.
The Practical: During the three day workshop students with varying levels of experience were led through the building of their own 3D printer based on an open-source design. The workshop provided all necessary software, direction, and resources to begin 3D printing, to maintain the printer, modify, and become contributors to the open source community.
The Poetics: For jimmi~research, the hosting of build workshops is critical for sharing their research and building a community of users and contributors. This printer is not an appliance (!) but a form of education, an outlet for creative problem solving, and is one more tool in the studio, lab, concert hall, etc. While many participants are interested in a plastic-printing 3D printer, jimmi~research is most interested in expanding the parameters of what is within the realm of digital fabrication. Collaborators have converted their jimmi~research 3D printers into bio printers, ceramic printers, inkjet printers, instruments, performance tools, robotic painting machines. We want to involve as many people as possible to expand the poetic depths of this technology.
More on jimmi~research: www.jimmiresearch.com
Tags: 3d printing, makerspace, workshops