Communal Workshops

As an open and communal facility with resources for making, including tools for digital, mechanical, and manual fabrication, the workshops would enable experimentation. Fewer and fewer students get the opportunity to participate in the fruitful process of solving problems with their head and their hands. Also, they rarely have an opportunity to try things without the risk of failure. CoRaL’s workshop would act as a place to do both, among other people doing the same things. Whether it is a student exploring japanese joinery, or a group of students building a solar powered speaker, the workshops would be testing grounds for creative innovation.

Below is a list of tools and resources that might be considered when thinking about communal workshops:

Resusable Tools List

  1. Cutting tools: manual, electronic, digital
  2. Fixturing tools: manual, mechanical
  3. Batteries and power: portable
  4. Textile/Soft circuit
  5. Storage tools
  6. Extension tools: 3D printer, CNC mill, laser cutter, plastic bender

Consumable Materials List

  1. Electronics
  2. Adhesives
  3. Wood
  4. Fluids
  5. Textiles
  6. Abrasives
  7. Fasteners
  8. Tape
  9. Hardware