Tools

Digital tools

Rhino 3D
Rhino 3D is a  NURBS-based 3-D modeling tool. The software is commonly used for industrial design, architecture, marine design, jewelry design, automotive design, CAD / CAM, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering as well as the multimedia and graphic design industries​.
You can use either version 4.0 or 5.0 of the software.
More info here:
http://www.rhino3d.com/

Grasshopper
Grasshopper is a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modeling tools​
You can download the last version for free here:
http://www.grasshopper3d.com/page/download-1

InDesign
Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing software application that will be used for the layout of the logbooks. The template of the logbook can be downloaded from the blog.

Mechanical tools

Apparatus for material testing
The apparatus is a simple wooden box for the testing of different textiles that can be easily built following the instruction on this page of the blog:
https://embodiedpotentials.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/test/

Rotary cutter
Among the cutting methods we have been testing while preparing the workshop, the rotary cutter is the one gave us the best result. Here you can find a video and a link on Amazon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ebyZrgkIbk
http://www.amazon.co.uk/RTY-2-deluxe-safety-rotary-cutter/dp/B00191TZ78/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365278649&sr=8-1&keywords=rotary+cutter
You are more than welcome to test other tools and techniques depending on the textiles you are working on and on the design of your components.

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