Digital communications enables cheap long-distance connections and digital computation enables cheap, universal and efficient computers.
Digital fabrication enables cheap, efficient and universal fabrication.
Building digitally will reduce the complexity of the assembling and can produce a wider variety of objects for a smaller cost.
George A. Popescu M.Sc
Thesis Supervisor: Professor Neil Gershenfeld
Title: MIT Media Laboratory
New digital fabrication technologies have completely changed how prototypes and unique parts are made, yet they have not met expectation to enable low cost, small scale manufacturing.
The research question :
Can we use digital fabrication methods to create constructive, human scale, affordable products?
|Trend analysis||Possible Constructive Materials|
|Existing digital fabrication methods||Workshops tour|
|Welding technologies||Fabrication methods ideation|
|Accessible components analysis||Software and control systems|
|Minimal building block||Economic implications|
|Use cases analysis|