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The Machine Catalogue#

A collection of Open source tools, machines and hacks from Fabricademy students worldwide!

Machine 1 Machine 2 Machine 3 Machine 4

What to document: Each lab can document their machine by adding : The list of materials required, the fabrication files,the programming code, some images or a stop motion of step by step assemblying , optionally a pdf manual and anything else needed for making this tool/machine/hack


Add the name of your tool/machine/hack and why you wanted to make it.


Materials (BOM)#

Estimated cost with orientative links

Always consider to find local providers.

|Name|Providers|Quantity|Links|Cost/quantity| | :–: | :–: | :–: | :–: | | here | here | name | here |


Materials, Equipment and Tools

  • example:laser cutter
  • example: 3d printer
  • Blender
  • Pot
  • screwdriver
  • Digital scale
  • Sprayer bottle
  • example
  • example
  • acrylic
  • wood
  • example
  • example
  • example

Fabrication Files#

Step by Step Instructions#

STEP BY STEP overview

  • gather all materials
  • fabricate this file and this file
  • assemble this file and that file
  • example
  • exampl
  • example
  • Take the waterproof texture dense fabric, place and fix it in the embroidery hoop.
  • Spray the textile mold with calcium chloride.
  • Remove excess with a paper towel.
  • Take the bubble free sodium alginate mix.
  • Pour the mix onto the textile mold.
  • Tap the mold so the mix distributes evenly over the surface.
  • Spray the surface of the mix with calcium chloride.
  • Remove excess with a paper towel.
  • Let dry over a radiator or in a food dehydrator
  • For 40°C for 24 hrs.
  • Take out of the frame after 7 days.
  • Pull slowly from the border of the bioplastic until completely detached.

Safety rules & Tips

  • Working with an induction heat plate is safer
  • Do not stand inhaling over the pot if there is alcohol in the recipe
  • Use towels to pick up hot pots
  • Use a lab coat or apron for keeping yourself clean
  • Tie your hair up

Licence and credits#

Attribution — ShareAlike CC BY-SA This activity has been designed by xxxx during Fabricademy Worldwide distributed course.

If you want to contribute to the further development of this machine/tool/hack please email us at coordination (at) to add to the repository