Within the project Make-Machines we investigate how non-experts can build, modify and hack digital fabrication machines. We make machines that can perform various actions such as drawing, cutting, 3D printing, etc.. The openness of this machine allows non-experts to integrate their own tools and combine them into one machine.
This enables new creation processes, whereby the non-expert has full control over the functionality of the machine. The "Machine Agency" research group (University of Washington) developed a machine and documentation that should make it possible for non-experts (e.g. designers, artists, etc.) to build it. In three
workshops we explore the potential of this new type of fabrication processes for designers together with UHasselt, Sint Lucas Antwerp, TU Delft and the University of Washington. This collaboration is a first exploration towards the development of a European or other international research project.

Research Unit: Inter-Actions

Duration: 2020 - 2021


Danny Leen (LUCA)

Katrien Dreessen (LUCA)

Dr. Raf Ramakers (UHasselt)

Lieven Menschaert (LUCA)

Mariet Sauerwein (UDelft)

Dr. Nadya Peek (University of Washington)