Piccolo is an open-source CNC small machine that is a fairly accessible platform for those who want to learn and to experiment with CNC technology.
Participants will be introduced to the fundamental processes around CNC technology and digital fabrication. After knowing the features of Piccolo, you will learn to use it and program it using the open-source Arduino and Processing platforms. More information about Piccolo: www.piccolo.cc
Mauricio Martins. Defender and promoter of the use of free software and hardware (open-source software e hardware). Develops projects in the areas of physical computing and tangible and interactive interfaces. Organizes workshops in the areas of DIY, Electronics and 3D Printing. Collaborates with various Portuguese artists in the development of interactive solutions.
From his experience as a designer, artist and researcher Tiago Rorke is usually immersed in prototyping and physical computing, tools and details. His work ranges from tools for making and teaching, to devices and experiences that interrogate our everyday relationships with technology.
Born and raised in Wellington, New Zealand, Tiago studied industrial design at the Victoria University of Wellington School of Design, and is an alum of the Computational Design Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA.
Formally a co-founder of Diatom, a London-based studio building collaborative and open-source design tools, Tiago is now a freelance designer working between hardware and software, and living in Lisbon, Portugal.