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Coelho and Raney worked with Cranor on the Pop-up Factory, a production line that manufactured connected devices on the floor of the Solid 2015 conference. The four of us reviewed the process of spinning up the factory (which took just two months from beginning to end), and the impact of live fabrication on attendees at the conference.
- Manufacturing as a creative process, and as an input for designers
- How 3D printing reduces iteration time and enables design and production to occur simultaneously
- Manufacturing as deployment
- Why the Pop-up Factory is analogous to the Hollywood model of film production
Links from the episode:
- The Pop-up Factory keynote panel at Solid 2015
- The Alike band, developed by Marcelo’s studio and distributed at the conference
- Seeed Studio’s RePhone modular phone
- Proto Labs, which made injection-molded parts for the Alike bands (hear our interview with Proto Labs’ Robert Bodor here)
Image by Zephyris on Wikimedia Commons.