Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Time Lapse Video of Roth Mobot Circuit Bending Workshop at Museum of Science and Industry's Fab Lab

Students from the IIT Boeing Scholars Academy attended a day-long Introduction to Circuit Bending Workshop hosted by Roth Mobot's Patrick McCarthy at the MSI's Fab Lab. The students learned basic circuit hacking techniques, how to solder correctly, and how to use CAD software to design cases for their new experimental electronic musical instruments and cut them out of plastic with robot-controlled lasers! Unatronics' Michael Una was our special guest that day, and offered invaluable assistance.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Roth Mobot's Circuit Bending Workshop at Museum of Science and Industry

We taught the students how to hack simple 555-based circuits (that were mass produced right in the museum's Fab Lab), how to design casings using CAD software, then how to manufacture their custom designs with robot-controlled laser cutters! Special thanks to Michael Una, Dan Meyer, and the Fab Lab interns for their invaluable assistance.