Collection of FabLabSD students blog posts

  • Posted On June 8, 2009
  • BY admin

My personal project

What is it ? Fablab required everyone to make a personal project which represent your past, present and future. How is it made ? I made the wall of the school with cardboard, I use the vinyl machine to cut out all the window for the school. The railing an...

  • Posted On June 13, 2009
  • BY admin

Alan: Personal Project

At the beginning, I was making a flower. A flower represents my personality. Every petal shows my development that will never stop, always advancing progressively. However, when I started to work on the flower, it transformed into a new specimen, a pineap...

  • Posted On July 30, 2009
  • BY leana

Cartography, GPS, GIS

On Tuesday, Leo gave a presentation on cartography and GPS. He showed us that cartography is the art and science of knowing where you are and what is around you. Cartography basically means making maps. So, what is a map? A map is a drawing of the sky, th...

  • Posted On July 30, 2009
  • BY Osman

What I learned about GPS And GIS

Mr. Schmitdkey came to lab today to explain to use what Global Positioning System and Geographic Information System. GPS uses cartesian data points or rectangular coordinate system and polar coordinate system. This then is relayed as vector coordinates wh...

Excursion to Mission Trails National Park

On Tuesday the , we all went to the Mission Trails National Park, to take pictures and map whatever we could find interesting to visitors there. So, I was in the 1st FabLab team led by Esteban and Shani. We and our GPS -(Global Positioning System) and GIS...

  • Posted On July 30, 2009
  • BY Kristna

Latitude, Longitude & GPS

Earlier this week, Steven Schmitdkey from the US Census Bureau came to talk to us about how to use the GPS he loaned to us, and about some things to keep in mind when we go to Mission Trails. He explained lots of things and I have to admit, there were so ...

  • Posted On August 14, 2009
  • BY fabiola

Milling Machine Troubleshoot

– Setup: Since we moved the computers around (blame MakerFaire!), we needed to change permissions on the machine connected to the Modela by going into usr/bin/dev and we did a sudo chmod 777 ttyS0 We had sent several jobs to the Modela and to kill i...

  • Posted On December 10, 2009
  • BY benjamin

Cellular Phone Structure Project

We are currently in the midst of creating a structure that will provide a disabled individual access to basic functions of a cellular phone. At the moment, we have created a base, upon which the cell phone will rest, and a curved structure, as to provide ...

  • Posted On May 4, 2010
  • BY admin

Rapid Response Computing

I have been working with SDSU VIZLAB and the MIT Fab Lab San Diego division we have been working on a communication method that is equivalent to the one laptop per child project. The One Laptop Per Child computer systems are no longer readily available in...


It is the ancient concept recently returning to scientific thought that examines nature, its models, systems, processes, and elements. It is a fusion of two words, Bios which means life in ancient Greek and mimesis which also is in Greek and means to copy...

Cell phone project

In the last few weeks I have been working with other interns to create a cell phone holder for a disabled lady who cant move her hands verry well. We have worked on many differnet prototypes but came out with one that we thought would work best for hr nee...

Cell phone project (UPDATED)

Last Thursday our group of interns presented the cell phone holder for a lady named Pam that has a disease called multiple sclerosis which basically is when her body is paralyzed from the neck down. She can move her hands but does not have the strength to...

Random Ideas

so today while i was listening to the head of H design talk i had a few ideas the first was a portable cooking system based on a very durable rubber, so my idea was we could use this plastic make a kinda furnace design that is very portable with a metal t...

africa notes

culture, communication, money, religion are what devide people (kayla) fear devides people and unite africa under a union – Azriah ROX money seperates people, depend on a society and how things are set up. social stats money communication, fear of t...

Rabid Responce Computing

My name is Azriah Minovi, I am a high school student in San Diego at cortez hill , and I have been working with SDSU VIZLAB and the MIT Fab Lab San Diego division. We have been working on a communication method that is equivalent to the one laptop per chi...

parabolic wifi project Final Beta

Today Brian and i researched furthering the parabolic ideas to extend the wifi range. We found a formula and a parabolic calculator and we scaled our results down and took them into ink scape to format correctly for the laser cutter. We also added support...

  • Posted On May 8, 2010
  • BY bashir

LTI Project (Temperature Sensor)

When I first came to this internship one of my initial ideas was to make a shower that had a temperature sensor on it so whenever you got in the bathtub you could set the shower head to the specific temperature you want. Since that was a pretty complex pr...

  • Posted On May 8, 2010
  • BY bashir

Making of the Temperature Sensor

The next step to making our temperature sensor would be defining the components that make the sensor what it is. With a lecture from one of the people at the lab I learned that one of the components which was a thermistor is a combination of the two words...

  • Posted On May 8, 2010
  • BY bashir

Pictures of our project

Here are some uploaded pictures of the two projects that we have been working on, the temperature sensor and the Fab @ Home. We are still not finished with either of the projects but I’d thought I’d post these pictures to show what we have bee...

  • Posted On May 8, 2010
  • BY bashir

The Smart Power Conference

Description of the Smart Power Conference Just the other day my mentor Katie Rast took me to a conference focused on disaster relief. It was about getting organizations such as NIUSR, HALO, AFCEA and C4SP together to help poor people and countries get thr...

  • Posted On May 8, 2010
  • BY bashir

What Should Be Done About Poverty

For the past few days the fab lab interns have been doing presentations on each of their projects and seeing how each project connects to one another. During my project about the irregular settlements in Tijuana, I and the interns had engaged in a deep co...

  • Posted On May 8, 2010
  • BY bashir

My Personal Project

For my project I decided to make a glove that looks similar to the gloves worn by Michael Jackson in his performances. To make the project I bought a pair of black gloves from the store and I put dots of crazy glue all over the glove to make it look like ...

  • Posted On May 8, 2010
  • BY bashir

Structure Project

I am assigned to the structure group of the project and we worked on how to make press fit shapes on adobe illustrator under a limited time. Esteban was trying to teach us how to make projects under a limited time becasue the big project that we are doing...

  • Posted On May 8, 2010
  • BY bashir

Cell Phone Project

Over the past few weeks we have been gathering together the materials needed to make a cell phone project for a quadripalegic woman. She is unable to make alot of movements in her limbs so it makes her hard for her to communicate with people on our cell p...