Let's test what you just made! You can use a simple environement. I would recommand the Googles ones :
If you're familiar with VR, you probably have some other ideas in mind. Suggest them to us so we can add them here!
Now, time to explore, imagine and create. Keep in mind :
There's plenty of ways you can improve your device or someone else's one. I propose you to start with the following tracks, but feel free to make whatever else you want.
The first best ressource is the person next to you. Look at what he's doing and bounce on his ideas! You will also find plenty of good designs on internet. Search with:
What can my device do more? Here's some ideas:
Basically, ask you questions about what you'd like to do with it. Then try to find solutions!
We used cardboard because it's cheap and fast to cut. But you can use something else :
You can take all the chutes asside the machine you want.Just be very carefull to NEVER cut PVC. It will produce pure chlorine gas that hightly corrode the metal of the machine and your lungs. To identify a plastic, use the chart on wall next to the machine.
During this workshop, we use the lasercutter because it's fast and precise. However you can use the others machine in the noise and dust part of the maker space like the saws or drills.Please note that we've not insurance for you, use them at your own risk. Some belongs to the community, some belongs to people that lend them. Be respectfull!
You probably noticed the 3dprinters, or saw plenty of 3d models on Thingiverse. It's a great tool ! However it usually takes at least one hour to print something, plus the time to set the print parameters. That's why we didn't propose directly to use them. But if you really want to use them, register to micro-factory or another maker space and you'll have a lot of fun ! Note that you can freely use the 3dprinters of the FabLab-brussels on Wednesday from 13h tot 21h!
Finally (or firstly), ask yourself the Five Ws for the usability :
Also ask yourself those question for the fabrication process.
Don't forget to share what you did ! As for code, choose a license and upload to github, thingiverse, libreobjet...