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ACE2476 Introduction to Digital Making Skills to Make Just About Anything (on campus only) is a Course

ACE2476 Introduction to Digital Making Skills to Make Just About Anything (on campus only)

Started 7 Feb 2024

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Full course description

Course Overview:

Introduction to Local [Fabrication Laboratory] Digital Making Skills.This course invites the public to explore their ambition to learn to use some of the local digital design and making resources at CO-LAB Cork Centre For Architectural Education[CCAE UCC, MTU].  With these skills, you can make just about anything and Repair, Innovate and Create at any of the open-source or local public fabrication facilities in your area; for example, your local library. You will learn how to Design and Integrate two digital-making techniques in one design and forge new pathways to further learning about new building education. You can expect to make lego sized pieces in 3D printing and larger sections cut out of paper, card, plywood or cast acrylic out of sheets up to 1000 x 610 mm (Plywood/acrylic is not supplied) You will need your Laptop/iPad and a Mouse, we will be downloading open-source software to generate and work with 2D, 3D, and digital maker processing files. You will also learn to hotspot from your phone to your device for Internet access. You should be familiar with using a phone and laptop. CAD software is an advantage but not necessary.

Course Practicalities:

This course will run on Wednesday evenings over 10 weeks 7:00-9:00pm in the Cork Centre for Architecture Education CO-LAB Douglas Street Cork from 7th of February to 10th of April 2024. 

Course fee: €250, exclusive of c. €15-€30 for course materials 

Closing date for applications: Monday 29th of January 2024.

 

 

Course Content:

 

Project: Learn how to Integrate two digital-making techniques in one design:

 

Week 1: Introduction to Fab Lab Skills; 2D + 3D design, Subtractive Digital Making (Laser cutting/CNC) and Additive Digital Making (3D printing)

 

Week 2: Additive Digital Making focusing on Sketch Up and 3D Printing.

 

Week 3: Additive Digital Making focusing on Sketch Up and 3D Printing.

 

Week 4: Additive Digital Making focusing on Sketch Up and 3D Printing.

 

Week 5: Subtractive Digital Making focusing on PDF to Laser Cutting/CAD to CNC.

 

Week 6: Subtractive Digital Making focusing on PDF to Laser Cutting/CAD to CNC.

 

Week 7: Subtractive Digital Making focusing on PDF to Laser Cutting/CAD to CNC.

 

Week 8: Project: Prototype and bring your ideas to life at scale 1:1.

 

Week 9: Project Prototype and bring your ideas to life at scale 1:1.

 

Week 10: Project Test (Presentation)

 

Course Lecturer:

Aoife Browne, Dip. Arch. B. Arch. Sc.

Aoife is Technical Assistant 1 for CCAE Workshop/CO-LAB, Cork Centre for Architectural Education [UCC/MTU] at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. With a Master's in Architecture and further studies in wood design and construction with Digital Fabrication and Innovation, Browne’s research and teaching have developed to include Ecological and Digital Making. Browne aims to enhance learners’ critical awareness of design and maker culture and an understanding of how this intersects with UN SDGs by fostering Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Her research interests include evolving new and emerging technologies and being of a practical nature through action design of art and architectural artifacts. Browne has also lectured in Architecture, Digital Fabrication, as Future Artist Maker at CCAE, UCC, MTU, and other University Fab Labs across Europe. She is the Director of CO-LAB CCAEs Green FabLab since 2019.

 

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must be at least 18 years old at course commencement.

Contact Details for Further Information:

Phone: 021-4904700 Email: shortcourses@ucc.ie

Please note our refund policy as follows:
 
100% refund  if student cancels before course commencement
100% refund if student's course is cancelled due to insufficient numbers. 
 
If the student cancels after the first week of the course - full refund minus €50 processing fee 
If the student cancels after the second week of the course - no refund