I originally took the class in 2015, where casting week was my favorite. I have TA'd the class in 2016 & 2017.
Our 3-axis bartending machine, a group project from Machine Building week.
We also built some machines in our hotel room. Dan Chen documented that with these videos!
Following some logistical issues, we decided to build new machines, from scratch in Shenzhen. This included gathering the first batch of electronics, get custom boards made, buy test equipment, tools, and parts, to recreate both the mechanical parts and electronics.
We redesigned the workshop to be a machine-building pop-up factory in the hotel. Just in time for the closing day of the conference, we had 25 single-axis reconfigurable stages made, all programmed and ready to go.