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Inflatable Engineering | Dan Mikesell

Inflatables by Dan Mikesell

Wednesday, February 14th
6:00pm
Spokane Create
Bay #1, 840 E Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99202
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Do you like objects? Are you generally dissatisfied with the fixed quantity of gasses they contain?

If you answered ‘yes’ to both questions, come join Laboratory artist-in-residence Dan Mikesell as he introduces and demonstrates techniques for working with inflatables!

Dan’s going to be showing several different techniques which can be used to make small inflatable actuators and objects using fabrication techniques such as 3d printing, thermal polyurethane fabric, and silicone casting. Learn how to make things inflate, deflate, and move around based on said level of inflation and deflation. Join a rich history of inflatable objects, stretching from 8th century hot air balloons to objects of social protest. Inflatables are inherently, and literally, flexible allowing for objects that can be large but portable, so come out and learn some techniques for adding them into your practice.

We will be hosting this at Spokane’s premiere maker space, Spokane Create, which is across the street from the Gonzaga baseball field, located in the Toolbox building.