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Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Lets talk Eagle

Eagle by CadSoft is a PCB design and layout software. It is a silly acronym that stands for:

Easily
Applicable
Graphical
Layout
Editor

Below is an example board layout for the motion control I recently used on my DIY 5 axis project.

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Friday, August 6th, 2010

Parapractice @ MIT _ Tutoring Sessions

RHINO TUTORING IN BOSTON!

James of Parapractice has recently joined the MIT community and will be holding Rhino/Grasshopper Tutoring sessions in the Boston area. It is often times difficult to learn software during the demanding studio curriculum, tutoring sessions can get you up to speed quickly while working on your own project!

All levels of Rhino Tutoring are available and can be custom tailored to suit the individual student needs. Interested students are encouraged to contact Parapractice at :  hello@parapractice.net . Rates are negotiable and meeting hours are flexible.

**This is a service strictly limited to students but Parapractice will continue to assist the professional sector as a digital design consultant and Authorized Rhino Trainer.

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Rhino Training Levels:

Rhino I-

Introduction to Rhino interface, solid modeling, and beginning Nurbs Modeling.

Rhino II-

Advanced Surface Modeling and Geometry Analysis

Grasshopper-

Making Rhino Parametric! Creating definitions and Parametric reasoning.

CONTACT: hello@parapractice.net 720.352.7030


Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Brooklyn Rhino + Grasshopper Workshop

WORKSHOP April 13th – 19th 2009

REGISTRATION DEADLINE APRIL 1st!!

James Coleman of ParaPractice and CarloMaria Ciampoli (Lan)  accepted the design challenge presented by Architecture Gallery SuperFront to synthesize Architecture and Choreography, in a Project deemed Archeography IV. Working in Collaboration with Choreographer Biba Bell, to design and fabricate a site + performance specific installation as a part of the 2009 Movement Research Festival.

JOIN US ! and become part of the process during a week long Rhino Training Workshop. All skill levels and Rhino new comers are encouraged to join. The Workshop will explore the realm of digital tectonics, emphasizing a total integration between digital modeling and fabrication at a 1:1 scale. Parametric Design and Fabrication will key topic of discussion through the use of programs like GRASSHOPPER and RHINOCAM .
Full WorkSHOP Poster/Print & Share: WORKshop_superfront_poster

DAILY CLASS SCHEDULE
9:00am – 5:00pm LUNCH 12:30pm -1:30pm
15 MIN BREAKS @ 10:30am & 3:30pm

1 DAY: $200 // 3 DAY: $500 // 5 DAY: $700

WorkSHOP Schedule

DAY 1 Intro to Rhino:
Beginning Nurbs Modeling + 2D Capabilities
LECTURE BY: STUDIO MODE
DAY 2 Intermediate Rhino:
Surface Editing + Advanced Surfacing Tools
DAY 3 Rhino’s Friends:
Plug-ins and Programs_ParaCloud, Bongo, Flamingo, RhinoCam…
DAY 4 Parametric Design
Intro to GRASSHOPPER
LECTURE BY: ZACH DOWNEY
DAY 5 Parametrics
GRASSHOPPER
LECTURE BY: CHRIS K PALMER
DAY 6 & 7 Installation Assembly_ Open to all workshop participants “25 MAX” for assembly
DAILY CLASS SCHEDULE
9:00am – 5:00pm LUNCH 12:30pm -1:30pm
15 MIN BREAKS @ 10:30am & 3:30pm
LaN-ON-SITE BROOKLYN Archeography IV Workshop


Monday, August 17th, 2009

Chuppah Design

ParaPractice has been commissioned to design a Wedding Chuppah for early September.

A chuppah (Hebrew: חוּפָּה‎) (also spelled hupah, chupah, or chuppa – plural: chuppot or chuppahs, Hebrew: חוּפּוֹת) is a canopy traditionally used in Jewish weddings. It consists of a cloth or sheet, sometimes a tallit, stretched or supported over four poles, or sometimes carried by attendants to the ceremony. A chuppah symbolizes the home the couple will build together. Chuppah literally means a canopy or a covering.

Grasshopper Tutorials and Definitions will be posted soon!!!