Spring 2016 | Iowa State University | College of Design
Shelby Doyle
This seminar was an introduction to digital fabrication. We were tasked with creating maps and models used Iowa to help guide its design. Each model used a different fabrication technique.

Map + Model One The laser cutter to create a chipboard model without using glue. My map used opacity to signify population density. The model used height to denote the populations.
Map + Model Two
Laser cutting in conjunction with 3D printed joints were required for the second model. This map and model depicts Iowa’s main transportation methods; railroads
, highways, and rivers. 

Map + Model Three
Using the laser cutter to create a mold to pour plaster in. My map and model are an abstraction of Iowa’s topography. 
Map + Model Four
The final model was created with a CNC router. It showed land use in Iowa most specifically that of forest (milled) vs. farmland (not milled).
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