A walking 3D Printer Hexapod created by Michael Shiloh’s students

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Is it robot or art?  Our education advisor, Michael Shiloh, appeared in an article today by Signe Brewster on GIGAOM.



Michael Shiloh

Arduino Education at Arduino

San Francisco Art Institute





Last year, Michael Shiloh, an engineer, tinkerer and lecturer at Bay Area colleges, co-taught an advanced architecture class at California College of the Arts that posed an unusual challenge to students: build a non-standard 3D printer in just one semester.

The class, which was by no means composed of traditional engineering students, came up with some interesting answers. One extruded clay, while another dripped solvent onto foam to create shapes. Another was affixed to the back of a hexapod robot:

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