Fusion 360

In this workshop, we will learn to create 3D CAD models in a tools like Solidworks, AutoCAD, and Fusion 360 which incorporate our expectations about how those models will function in the real world. We will discuss how to use parameterized geometry to connect what we see on the screen to what we want to fabricate and use. In addition to using standard CAD tools, workshop participants will use an experimental CAD tool created by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.

This workshop is recommended for anyone with previous 3D modeling and/or fabrication experience who want to get more out of there 3D modeling experience. We will specifically be working with Autodesk Fusion 360 and request that all participants have this installed prior to the workshop. Installation is available here: https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/free-trial and recommended tutorials can be found here: http://help.autodesk.com/view/fusion360/ENU/. Participants should bring a personal laptop (PC or Mac) to the workshop.

Presented by Megan Hofmann Where: iLab @ UH Manoa Building 37 When: Tuesday August 15th @ 6pm

RSVP: Here

Megan Hofmann

Megan Hoffman

Megan Hofmann is a visiting researcher from the Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Her research explores maker culture and the development of CAD tools that enable “expert-amateurs” to create 3D models to augment their world. Her previous work has explored the intersection of 3D Printing and Assistive Technology design, such as customized prosthetic arms. Her current work has two directions. First, she is developing tools that relate parameterized geometric design to a programmatic design structure, with the goal of creating verifiable and functional 3D models in less iterations. A tangential research project is in collaboration with Disney Research to create a tool for parameterized generative sweater and knitted garment design. For more information about Megan Hofmann or her research lab please visit the following sites. http://www.megankhofmann.com/ https://make4all.org/



Mele kalikimaka from HICapacity! We’ve been making some changes to the space and membership. More info on our site http://hicapcity.org. HICapacity is member supported and we’re about 10 members short on breaking even so we’d greatly appreciate any support as we enter the 2017.

This year we are going to be making the move over to being a 501c non-profit organization as a learning and tech community. As such we’d like the space to be more accessible by the community for events and support.

All regular members will now be able to get key cards to the space for 24/7 access (well as long as you don’t live there..). If you are student member you can get one right way by volunteering for offices hour. Message @taesup (ed@hicapacity.org) for both the form and the student rate code.

The space now has a new projector and streaming box that can be setup to stream events to Youtube, Twitch, and more. We’ll be trying to make our streaming workshops available as they happen to everyone in the community. Check out our public event calendar and message @taesup (ed@hicapacity.org) if you’d like to to hold a community event or workshop.

Thanks to all our supporters, keep building, and have a happy New Year!



See photos of our cool new stuff here: GoFundMe Photos

Hey everyone! We’re sorry for being off the radar for so long, again. We’re still here! We just wanted to share that our GoFundMe campaign was a success! The space is looking better and we have a more comfortable environment for everyone! It took us a bit but we have purchased everything we wanted. We’ve purchased brand new office chairs to replace our old, half-working, and mismatched ones. We’ve also got a portable AC to get us through those warm summer nights. In addition we’ve got a second projector that we can mount and a webcam to record and/or stream talks. You can see our new equipment in the slideshow link above. A special shout out to member Jesse for coordinating the entire campaign and setting everything up!

We couldn’t have gotten all these shiny new things without your support! We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. We’re extremely grateful to all the members and supporters for helping us to keep HICapacity going!