Summer internship at SkyMaker

After another year at Linköping University, where I just finished my fourth out of five years in my MSc in Mechanical Engineering education, I return to SkyMaker for my second summer internship. 

Last summer I built a simple house structure configurator inspired by the open source project WikiHouse. I developed my programming skills in JavaScript and learned how easy it is to use SkyMaker’s software. Something I never thought to be so useful is the power of linear algebra. Modelling a house can be simplified to moving and rotating some vectors around in the 3D space, giving the vectors some dimensions, introducing some rules and BAM(!), you have a structure for a house.

Even though I enjoyed working almost purely with software, this year I wanted to be closer to a real machine. And fortunately, SkyMaker invested in a laser cutter/engraver earlier this year that I have got the opportunity to play around with. During my first week back at SkyMaker I have experimented to find cutting and engraving settings for different materials for the laser cutter. Enabling the possibilities of just making a sketch, selecting material and let the software and laser cutter deal with the rest. 

Using the DynaMaker platform, I have built a simple customizable coaster application where you can upload your own logo so your company or home can have its own custom coasters.

Now I’m off to enjoy a holiday I longed for but I’ll be back in mid July to keep working on the laser machine and to develop more applications. Hopefully you have by then, if you haven’t already, realized the opportunities with DynaMaker, registered and developed your own first application. Trevlig sommar, happy summer!

/ Emil Fernlund