4.500: INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN COMPUTING
The objective of 4.500 is to expose students to different strategies and techniques relevant to digital fabrication. This includes both replicating and designing objects in a 3D-CAD environment (in this case, Rhino), as well as considering how a 3D model might be turned into a real-life object. We began with small-scale 3D-printed models before transitioning to the design of a full-sized plywood chair. Finally, an integral part of the assignment was learning how to render our designs in a digital space.
"Study, analyse, and replicate a famous chair design."
I chose the Shell Chair, by Wegner.
"Design and fabricate a functioning chair that can withstand the weight of a 200lb human being. Good luck."