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Meeting tomorrow: 10-13h: * presentation of projects * small group to turn Library Box TP-Link 2030 into Piratebox * 11h: documentation zipped to copy November 2016 Constant would like to organise a travelling 'exhibition' (maybe not the best word for it) throughout (flab)labs in Belgium , Brussels & other places The goal is to make knowledge exchange, documentation tangible in an environment (lab) from which this is often lacking and that is not the most suitabale for it. The wider scope: make discussion between labs happen. This can be a talking object, a step in the process. The display, show, exposé, collection ..., can contain amongst other series of derivative works (think about the example of the bookfurniture Bouctje, that is flexible in scale and material) See it as a 'thinking object' that serves to think together about the function and place of documentation and exhange in different forms and sizes depending on different fablabs. It can contain documentation of digital to physical transformation for each object, present physically (tangible seems to be a good word for it) Libre Objet (Mathieu) will create an exhibition object that will be made collectively in different shapes/materials in 3 fablabs (Timelab, Fablab Brussels, KIKK Festival) -> What about Fablab Leuven/Genk/Molenbeek? would they be interested in joining ? That would be nice ! -> Documentation is existential part of fablab & how to display this -> why fablabs and not other structures as well ? -> take different contexts into account, (university / community center / artists space .. ) different publics (makers, elderly, specialists, children .....)
Software Tips & Tricks Digital to physical
- main design software - free of possible you need expertise on translation part, can be difficult f.ex. svg -> dxf f.ex. Make Human: you have large series of parameters in software, but lot of glitches in export to 3D protocol people follow to prepare the file & translation boolean process in Blender needs sometimes adjustments and technical knowledge to perform connectly. New boolean software workinq only with triangular mesh is in preperation (works from commandline)
-> if you design with groups, also depends on background of people - use autodesk... F/LOSS? ingeneers prefer this - use Grasshopper - Openscad -> methematicians love it
classic: people come with digital file & think printing will be instant 3D printing adds layers, some parts need physical support CNC takes away layers. but with physical limits (ex round objects) Daniel tweaking machines, f.ex. lasercutter: sends file to machine, becaus ehe knows the machines, he changes the height of calibration for depeer cuts -> nice to see that operators know their machines & costumize 'was not using the machines correctly' or 'was using the machine correctly!' -> are using device for other things than what they're meant for -> Veerle: keeps log of maintenance of machines // problems & solutions
imal: users are obliged to follow introduction TRAKK : Users receives machine introduction when they need it. MicroF : old members teach to the new members
Fablab Leuven: people coming 1x, they help / others: explain quickly linked to university
imal: people cannot come only once, community building is very important, they don't want to be a service -> art organisation informal exchange around machines, important on design of the space collaborating with other people in the building 2,5 fulltime jobs
Fablab Genk: allows people to come once, they might come back linked to art school open days on Thu/Fri, no limitation, first come first served waiting lines for CNC 2000 users/year
Microfactory (20 à 24 people) in Micromarché (housing different organisations, bar) sprl (small company) people sometimes decide to buy machines together (internal crowdfunding) small scale, 1 table, 1 clean + 1 dirty work space only memberships, from 50€ till 150€/month
TRAKK in same building as offices -> non profit organisation employees have entrance to fablab creativity, brainstorm, technical workshops
Fablab Dakar linked to art center Ker Thiossane (ngo)
Fabrication Ateneus, Barcelona http://ateneusdefabricacio.barcelona.cat/es/ 'ateneu': place where people meet, stay, relate... network of townhall with fablabs, makespaces... trying to put one of these labs in each districts free to use all machines return your work to community ex embroidery machine -> Mireia was proposed to learn the machine and to explain to others (this is her payback) goal: to create a community around it not like fablabs: they ask for money 'fablabcity' did not work, machines were there -> invented this ocncept
Digital versioning wiki's with related pages el recetario: projects can be related
git - keep track of first version & all changes software vs platform (github, gitlab, bitbucket) -> you don't need a server, you can use it alone on your own machine f.ex. if you write a text/make image, you usually have many numbered versions -> when you come back 6 months later, you don't remember what was the last version git = watch this file for the changes, record the changes, you can describe your changes
= more efficient with text based format (shows exactly which text has changed + where)
github popularized git, made it fun to use but it created confusion between git/platform (cfr gmail/mail, internet/FB) alternatives: subversion (needs server), mercury, wiki software (indirect, difficult to fork)
* Cecilia creates enhanced folder (includes .git)
go inside folder
* Cecilia push it onto a server
git push 'address_of_repository'
* FRFR else wants to work on it
git clone 'address_of_repository'
* FRFR makes changes creates new file says to git 'watch this file':
when Cecilia is working on same file & pulls changed file from FRFR: there will be 'conflict' if they both worked on introduction needs to be solved manually if they worked on different parts, she can 'merge' the files -> in collective projects: you need decision process outside of git (agreement or fork)
Master-Branch structure each folder has 1 default branch: master (you can change the name) using git alone: pink -> blue -> green -> pink (3 months later) instead of going in file and make pink, you make a branch: git branch blue it does not copy all the files, from that point on it creates a branch in the history with exactly the same content go into that branch
git checkout blue
-> no one ever works on master branch, is like history tree everyone works on her own branch when you're happy with result, you merge it back to 'main trunk' and make it next version if there is a bug you have to fix, you repair on the master & continue developing in branch Branch schematic : http://i.stack.imgur.com/n3gDy.png you make as many as you want, you can delete them -> you can share your branches with people (instead of messing up master)
git diff git visualizers (f;ex. see birth of Linux :-))