DENVER grasshopper & milling



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COLORADO FOOTPRINTS  grasshopper data mining & cnc milling

JUNE 05 – 10  evening & weekend hours

2 part workshop – take part or whole workshop

Tools are extensions of our brains. The technology that drives sensors has become amazingly cheap thus we’re able to collect massive data in unprecedented ways. This data contains valuable information that will drive insights, innovations, and discoveries. Using data visualization, we’re pairing science and design to simplify the complexity and drive a deeper understanding of the context in which we operate. Devices enable us to capture more invisible data and render it visible to analyze and process further. Self-monitoring triggers self knowledge and self awareness. This new and enormous potential about acquiring data provides potential in  our design explorations and ability for customized solutions.

  • ..2 PART WORKSHOP – choose 1 or both parts  (weekday sessions: 6-10pm / weekend sessions: 6 hours per day tba)
    • $499. full workshop  (on sale through 5.27  for $399)
    • $599. full workshop + LaN sponsored Rhinoceros edu license + 1 hour virtual Rhino assistance  (on sale through 5.27 for $499)
    • *current proof of academic status required for Rhino license
    • $250. data mining (grasshopper) or data milling sessions (cnc milling) only 

current registration options:


PART 01 : 16 HOURS ~ 4 SESSIONS    TUES – FRI 6-10pm


hosted by RNL Design ~ downtown Denver 

Part 1 will focus on the nature of information processing and how it can be used to manipulate data, stream inputs from various sources and use datafeeds to inform geometry or data structures from the very simple up to more complex ones. The aim is to give an understanding of information and data articultion as already a spatial and architectural operation. Results may range from pure data communication protocols, dataviz or data-driven geometries.  

  • // key topics
  • basis of grasshopper parametric plug-in for rhinoceros; tracking personal health with mobile apps / sensors; understanding the inherent craft of data-collection; data flow – exportability of sensor data for use in modeling environments; understanding of data management through grasshopper
  • // session 1
  • workshop lecture
  • grasshopper introduction   interfaces, canvas, navigation
  • components    structures, colors, menu, wires
  • data flow basics   geometry types, data types
  • geometry creation    points, planes and vectors, curves, surfaces
  • data flow intermediate   lists management :   domain, interval, range, series; pre-rationalization:  constraints, range definition, domain mapping, modulation
  • // session 2
  • data flow intermediate   conditional operations, data visualization and control (text tags, panel)
  • data flow advanced   data tree & pathmapping; geometry instantiation (component to proliferation environment);  attractor logics (one and multiple points, curves); informing geometries: colors & tagging
  • example & case studies
  • // session 3
  • gHowl: introduction to plug-in;  data from spreadsheet; data from web;
  • Pachube:  realtime data
  • GPS data: import & visualization
  • Firefly (gh plug-in):  some hints about audio & video data
  • // session 4
  • design studio day
  • ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    PART 02 : 12 HOURS – 2 sessions   SAT – SUN 6 hours per day
    DATA MILLING via cnc milling – 

    • Hands-on time-constrained collaborative prototyping will reinforce the notion that we are no longer seeking nor believing in only one viable solution but rather crafting our data to drive iterative outcomes within material & production constraints. Fabrication will exercise collaborative potential + issues while highlighting the creative resolve for time & economy of machining.
    • // key topics
    • Rhinoceros modeling -for- fabrication output
    • smart designing via production parameters
    • generating G code to run CNC milling files via Rhinoceros plug-in RhinoCam
    • basics of CNC Milling fabrication
    • rhinocam / rhinoceros / cnc 3 axis router


Club Workshop Denver’s first open access workshop club, featuring equipment, facilities and training for a wide variety of personal projects and interests; from automotive to electronics, inventing to prototyping, woodworking to metalworking, we are your workshop. Our 16,000 square foot facility contains all the equipment you’ll need for your projects such as: A well equipped machine shop, CNC Router, Rapid prototyping machine, Laser engraver and cutter, Large format printing & vinyl cutting, Auto bays, Tools, Project storage, Woodwork shop, Metal shop including welding equipment, Computer lab complete with CAD Programs & Resource library.We like to say you join Club Workshop in much the same way as you join a gym.. ] special thanks to Stephen Garran



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