I am an architect and was always interested in using code for designing. This was a way to allow more people have customized furniture.
What it does
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
It's a long list. I have made some of the chairs in the past, so the fabrication part was relatively under control. But learning some of the front end frameworks and putting it up was a bit of challenge.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I am excited about the idea. This is a good way to put it together and present it. Designers can get creative in different ways when they start writing code to create furniture designs. For example they can make the design for a chair which changes for people with different heights, or a table which changes the table height as per the age of a person. The possibilities are really endless. I am also curious to explore this idea of distributed manufacturing. It opens up manufacturing to the whole community where anyone is free to participate instead of being done by individual corporations.
What I learned
I got a chance to get more hands-on experience with the newer web stack which includes Node, Express, MongoDB, Handlebar and some other things.
What's next for O-LAP
I'm keen to connect with more designers and makers who are interested in the idea of distributed decentralized designing and making. The design also needs work particularly with upholstery and I'm looking to connect with someone who would be interested in the ideas and can aid the design process for that.
Project is organized a different repositories.