Projects from the Hack Arts Lab, University of Chicago

The Cult of ASDF

The Cult of ASDF is an art project by DoVA MFA Ben Nicholson. It contains several elements, including game pieces created on the Makerbot 3D printer at HAL. Nicholson created “a large pyramid and set of small pyramids that read “asdf” around the outside; large piece was a model for a monument (designed by “The…

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Table with Laser Engraving

UChicago undergrad Rachel Jackson created this small table for the DoVA course, Shopcraft: Methods and Materials. The bulk of the wood processing and joinery was done at the Logan Center Shop, but the leaves design in the top was created at HAL on our VLS6.60 Laser. This is an example of the raster etching capabilities…

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Model Printing Press

This project, by Uchicago undergrads Evan Mayer and Andrew Jaffe, was a class assignment for HIPS 17400: Science, Culture, and Society with professor Adrian Johns. Evan says: “Andrew Jaffe did all of the 3D modeling except for the movable type (by me). His design is based on a combination of a few types of 17th…

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