I have never had any kind of work experience nor have been involved in any internship. Being my first time as an intern at the Fab Lab, I feel that it was one of the best choices I have made so far in my high school years. I did not intentionally aim to come here, but I did however take the initiative to apply for SDFF, which lead me here. Everything that has occured in this internship has impacted not only my knowledge, but also my judgements on people.
So far in our structure team, we have made our first complete- laser-cut model of the structure. The fitting is only loose because the Laser Cutting Machine has burned the edges. But once we cut out the structure file for the Shop Bot, it will fit perfectly.
I'm absolutely exhausted from all of the work that my high school's yearbook staff and I have done. I haven't had time to post up any blog because of how busy we were (jumping from one place to another). Im excited that I'll be back to catch up or whatever I need to do this Saturday. I hope that you guys had fun without me; not that you would because I was gone for a week . (;
Earlier this week, Steven Schmitdkey from the US Census Bureau came to talk to us about how to use the GPS he loaned to us, and about some things to keep in mind when we go to Mission Trails. He explained lots of things and I have to admit, there were so many terms I didn't know.
A few terms that I didn't understand too well are:
- Topographic maps
- Magnetic Declination
- True North
I orignally planned to design a structure hand as a symbol for the community's helping hand, but then I completely changed course, and made a different sketch. I imagined a structure that stood up through presfit, and at the very top, there would be an interactive wheel in which you could spin to see different symbols/messages that you may interpret yourself.
In our structure team, Esteban told us to make an improvised presfit structure from a 12" by 12" wood. Our goal was to make it as tall as we could within the time we were given.
In this project, I got a black shirt, thanks to Blas, and simply made a messy look from the use of fabric paint. I decided to take the colors red, baby blue, gold, dark blue, and light green to make a this look, but it accidentally came out looking like a hippy shirt.
For my upcoming project, I am making a messy, splattered shirt with two LEDs in the two "i"s on the front of my shirt, which says "Kristna Tan the man & artist."
In my personal project, I incorporated the use of laser etching and vector paths through Adobe Illustrator to create my hand drawing into a clean wood drawing. I then added my signature on the top left corner of the board by transferring paths from Adobe Photoshop to Illustrator, and cutting it out from the vinyl cutting machine. Finally, I created a press fit "L" shaped frame holder with the help of my supervisor, Fabiola.