DL1 News

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Tonight! Performance and discussion with musician Ben Miller

Join us in Design Lab 1 at 7:00 PM tonight for two special performances by avant garde musician Ben Miller. A short discussion will follow each performance. In the words of DL1 intern Isaac Levine: Ben is a world-renowned Ann Arbor native who has been creating electro-acoustic, spatial, and spectral music since before computers! His…

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Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Bottle Rocket

When I was working in DL1 today, architecture students came in to take some photos of their works. Meanwhile, a mechanical engineering student worked on his bottle rocket at the workbench. He used hot glue, tape, and a cutter to construct the rocket.

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Prototype Rube Goldberg machine by Design Labs consulting staff

This past Wednesday, the Design Labs consulting staff gathered to celebrate the end of the semester. While we visited, we built a prototype of a Rube Goldberg machine using materials and recycled projects from around the room. The construction was led by Design Lab 1 consultant Seungeun Yeon, who has extensive experience designing and building…

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Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

PAT 451 & PAT 511 final project presentations

This week, students in Michael Gurevich’s Interactive Media Design course (PAT 451) and Sile O’Modhrain’s Engineering Applications of Media Technology course (PAT 511) presented their final projects. Each project was intended to be a game involving both digital and physical components. It was necessary to arrange DL1 as an open demonstration space, so that visitors…

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Monday, December 15th, 2014

Final projects in Performing Arts Technology

DL1 was busy today, and it was even busier in the Electronics Workbench! It was mainly PAT 451 students working on their final projects. There was also a PAT student working on his senior thesis project. As shown in the photo below, he was in the DL1 workbench making an equalizer. We hope to cover…

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