Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Thanks to Luxigo

In need for a production technology, material or service we often get support from industrial partners or expert outside our faculty.

This time one group exceeded the use of a laser cutter and was supported by Luxido, the Delft based lasercutter service. On their website we found a nice project which could have also been made from the bucky lab and it seems this was done by our colleagues from industrial design.

Thanks to Luxigo for helping our students  !





Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Bucky Lab Building weeks - Day 5.5

first of all a happy new year ! ...

While our regular building weeks went smoothly we also would like to share our Day 5.5. Due to complains of the neighbors of our rented facility we had to execute our attempts to cast aluminium on the weekend.

So here a few pictures of our first attempt...and while youtube tells us something different its not that easy to cast metals ...honestly melting metals is the easier part of the game, making the molds the more difficult part ...

here some impressions of our BBQ XL
we will keep you updated ...and never give up ...









Friday, December 23, 2016

Building Weeks Day 10 - clean up

while we are cleaning the shop, bringing home our pressios prototypes and getting ready for the holidays we close our activities with a few pictures of yesterday ...

Happy holidays and a happy new year !








Thursday, December 22, 2016

Building Weeks Day 9 - Bucky Lab Borrel

The second to last day in the workshop is always the most busiest ...while some are still fighting to finish their project ( all did, except a few last assembling tasks ) others already build furnitures and other little things for their homes or even beloved ones for christmas...of course its the last time the students are able to put their hands on the tools ...

Thanks to Veerle and Guido we now have our coffee cart also fully equipped with a nice set of drawers, we got a nice lecture about surfboards ...and the price for the best coffee mugs is also set ...isnt it ?

As carved in stone, its also the day to celebrate an exciting period, long days and even better projects - our bucky lab borrel - the casual party with friends and sponsors. So the usual for our event: chilled beer and hot dogs ...












Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Building Weeks Day 8 - Details

the last entire day ...and most of the prototypes are done ...perfect timing, so a few details today.

What have we learned today ? Quite a lot about jacks ...these little helpers that will lift up your car to change a tire ...

1. Hydraulic jacks don't work in a horizontal position
2. spindle jacks are designed to push cars up, in the pulling direction they will fail ...

Never the less we managed it and the project looks promising ... we will share this later !














Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Mannequin Challenge - doing nothing for 3 minutes

following a current online trend we asked filmmaker Hans de Jonge from Oculus film to shoot a Mannequin Challenge in our workshop, for him a welcome occasion to test new gear and for us the most challenging minutes in the workshop ...

doing nothing, but have a look for yourself


Building Weeks Day 7 - Faces

Day 7, more and more project are nearly done and even the cold can't harm us any more. Casper joined us today and was impressed about the progress. Yes, our students worked really hard ! While the smell of fresh brewed coffee is noticeable a light hint of spray paint and burned wood infuses the workshop. Only the music on the radio makes us aware that we are short before christmas...

Today no projects, no tools but faces ...we got not every student in front of the camera but here a few ones we already got ....