CNC Design

Eli Whitney Museum

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for ages 12+


2024 Summer Program

Students will learn the art of milling and discover where computer-aided design meets the physical world. Conceive, draw, prototype, and mill your own unique creation. Learn how individual parts and to a greater whole. Using computer-aided design (CAD) software, each student will draw his/her own unique object that they can then produce using our industrial 3-axis Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) routers.

In this class students will develop skills to build their own (micro) city. A procedurally generated terrain is divided into 12 equal parts. Each student chooses a plot of land to build on. The challenge is to work independently while striving for a unified symbiotic city. One student may design a wind farm to power the newly formed city and another a multi unit housing project. By planning as a group the individual parts of the city will come together to form a new world.

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