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Manus Et Machina

Engineering Design Studio (A5, 015)
Sunday, September 16, 2018, 9:00 am – 11:40 am


  • Attendance
  • About the Realeaux homework: We will have a look at examples from last year's course.
  • Questions about the laser cutter? (⇒Advanced Manufacturing Lab, IM Lab, Core Labs, TechShop)
  • Amani will join us at 11:15 am to give an introductionary workshop about research in the library: magazine publications, journal articles, web research, books, etc.


  • Every student will present the poster with their three ideas for the body extension project
    • The Body as an Instrument (Ying)
    • The Space Room (Cristalina)
    • The Little Drummer Boy (Seung Jun)
    • Analog Emoji (Will)
    • Moment & Memory Collector (Ivan)
    • The Multi-wrist Tool (Jay)
    • Trippy Box (Alia)
    • The Human Battery (Romeno)
    • Inside Out (Safeeya)
    • Hands Free Umbrella (Anatoli)
    • Human firewall (Mari)
    • Claw Machine (Alanoud)
    • Iron Fist? (Tala)
    • Hump (Raunak)
    • The Fire-Starter Glove (Ahmed)
  • The group will decide on which project to be realised.
  • Introduction “How to conduct research in the library” (by Amani).


  • Reach out to Esteban to organise your laser-cutter safety training.
  • Form teams! ⇒ If you are interested in working on your body extension projects in teams, please reach out to each other! Group work is not obligatory. If you prefer to work alone it it also fine.
  • Start reading Reading: Universal Principles of Design.
  • Don't forget to create your Reuleaux prototype (individual work!).
  • Create a mood board, and an improved conceptual drawing of your chosen body extension (group work!)
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