Danny Leen

Danny Leen
Hasselt University · Expertise Centre for Digital Media (EDM)

Researcher - Digital Fabrication

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The process of creating objects is continually changing, from handcrafting to mass production and, more recently, digital fabrication. Today, computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines relieve us of the time-consuming and tedious task of learning to use manual equipment. Furthermore, the exponential growth of digital fabrication labs (FabLabs, Ma...
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We present LamiFold, a novel design and fabrication workflow for making functional mechanical objects using a laser cutter. Objects fabricated with LamiFold embed advanced rotary, linear, and chained mechanisms, including linkages that support fine-tuning and locking position. Laser cutting such mechanisms without LamiFold requires designing for an...
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We present StackMold, a DIY molding technique to prototype multi-material and multi-colored objects with embedded electronics. The key concept of our approach is a novel multi-stage mold buildup in which casting operations are interleaved with the assembly of the mold to form independent compartments for casting different materials. To build multi-...
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We present JigFab, an integrated end-to-end system that supports casual makers in designing and fabricating constructions with power tools. Starting from a digital version of the construction, JigFab achieves this by generating various types of constraints that configure and physically aid the movement of a power tool. Constraints are generated for...
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We present StrutModeling, a computationally enhanced construction kit that enables users without a 3D modeling background to prototype 3D models by assembling struts and hub primitives in physical space. Physical 3D models are immediately captured in software and result in readily available models for 3D printing. Given the concrete physical format...
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When discussing maker culture, much attention is dedicated to how making can be beneficial for specific fields (e.g. healthcare, education) or various communities of makers (e.g. educators, crafters). The democratic ideal of personal fabrication and the maker culture movement - represented by the growth of open makerspaces (e.g. FabLabs, makerspace...
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FabLabs are mostly known for their problem-solving approach since they allow people to develop and perfect a prototype of ‘almost any product’, using the available infrastructure, facilities and knowhow (Mandavilli, 2006). Since 2012, FabLab Genk too has become a hotbed for problem-solving activities. FabLab Genk is situated in a creative context a...
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FabLabs are mostly known for their problem-solving approach since they allow people to develop and perfect a prototype of ‘almost any product’, using the available infrastructure, facilities and knowhow (Mandavilli, 2006). Since 2012, FabLab Genk too has become a hotbed for problem-solving activities. FabLab Genk is situated in a creative context a...
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In this paper we present a series of Fab Lab workshops on reusing and repurposing existing objects. These workshops, called 'Hack-a-Thing', were organized as part of "THE MACHINE - Designing A New Industrial Revolution" exposition (see: http://www.the-machine.be/). The Hack-a-Thing workshops took place at FabLab Genk on the 7th and 8th of July and...

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