"Trapped in a tinderbox of rage and desire
The friction was so intense, then we caught fire
We were aflame — starshine was here to stay
Then it faded away, and it all went up in smoke"
— Todd Rundgren, "Smoke," State, 2013. // amateur video
Autodesk recently leased some space at Pier 9 in San Francisco. In addition to housing our Instructables (// more) employees, it's a place for employees who are makers. The new space allows Autodesk employees to know first hand what our software can and cannot do because we make things using it. To quote our CEO Carl Bass: "You have more and better opinions about your own software if you actually use it."
I recently got this picture from Engineer of Applied Innovation, Evan Atherton, and Technical Assistant to the CEO, Arthur Harsuvanakit.
With regard to what they are making, it involves interlocking pieces of wood that can be combined in a variety of ways to make unique structures.
In terms of what they are for, let's just say that man oh man, many of you will have a burning desire to know.
Fabrication is alive in the lab.