Katie Bunnell, Andrew Smith and Oliver Hatfield
Affiliation: Autonomatic, Falmouth University
Key words: DIY CNC Tools, Expressive Mark Making, Ceramics
Conference Activity: Workshop Friday 11th July
The Super Slip-Pi (sometimes affectionately known as the Toftomatic amongst ceramicists) is a digitally networked, computer numerically controlled machine for ceramic surface pattern decoration.
Employing a Raspberry Pi, Arduino and Tiny G, Super Slip-Pi is a low cost digital system designed to provide an inspiring demonstration of the ways in which the internet and digital production can come together as part of a distributed production chain for artisan ceramics.
The machine incorporates a digital interface that enables users to create and upload imagery remotely via the web and aims to facilitate playful engagement in the production of ceramic tile designs. As a work in progress we invite conference participants to have a go and contribute their responses to it.
So come to play!
One question that arises from your project:
What do Craft practitioners have to contribute to the development of digital tools and technologies?