FAB LAB partners with UCSD to bring Creative Computing and Fabrication Workshops to Secondary School Students at the Supercomputer Center!
Cuts and Folds: Vector Art & Product Design
Saturdays: February 26, March 5 and March 19, 2011
Students will learn to design shapes in 2D in order to translate their designs into 3-dimensional objects. Through this process, students will learn to use vector editing software such as Adobe Illustrator to create products that will then be cut using a plotter. Students will learn about design, prototyping, geometry, CNC machines, and product creation while making their own funny characters.
Introduction to Creative Computing
Saturdays: January 29, February 5 and February 19, 2011
Learn about the basics of coding by exploring the Processing Development Environment. This project-based class will focus on the development of fundamental programming skills, creation of applets that feature interactivity, allowing students to create responsive virtual environments. Students will also learn about interface and interactivity through the creation and use of infrared pens and IR-detecting cameras. Additionally, ways in which we commonly interact with the virtual environment will be explored through the dissection of a Wiimote™ and identification of its electronic features. Students will produce at least one final applet that they will be able to manipulate via the infrared controller that they have created. This class is beginner-friendly and hands-on.