It is official. You can build a CNC, carry it on a plane halfway around the world and cut architectural components. Today, the machine ran for hours and cut nicely with only a few hiccups. As significant as the machine is and what it represents for our ideas about the digital vernacular, it is not the most important aspect. What is however, is giving students the opportunity to make their projects digitally for first time. The intensity in the room suddenly changed and the outcomes where no longer imagined, no longer meaningless; they were real and included all of the benefits and shortcomings of each design.
Today was a good day for makeLab.