Genius Camp

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The NuVu Genius Camp is an opportunity to learn and employ fundamental design and technical skills for future studios. The program includes include technical Tutorials in which to learn skills and a progressice Kinetic Creatures Project in which to hone them. The Kinetic Creatures project will lead you through a series of exercises of increasing complexity in which you will learn technical skills and the iterative process of design. You will move from an idea and a sketch through various modes of prototyping, from hand modeling to computer controlled electronics controlling 3-D printed parts.  In doing so, you will learn how to establish a clear design intent and integrate additional design elements  throughout the iterative process.

At each stage there will be:

  • An Overview Introducing you  to the basic concepts
  • Preparatory tutorials on each skill  for home study
  • Introduction to the Challenge, its design goals, and examples
  • An  in-class tutorial developing the Nu-Vu giraffe and employing the skills
  • Work time to advance your own project

The Challenges:

  • Orthographic Drawing
  • Brainstorming
  • Cardboard Prototyping
  • 2D Modeling & Laser-cutting
  • 3D Modeling & 3D Printing Parts
  • Fundamental Electronics and Mechanical Output
  • Diagramming
  • Presentation