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Max Lab

The Max Lab (Rm. 201) is CCRMA’s site for physical computing, interaction design, fabrication, sensors, microcontrollers, screwdrivers, etc. Named after Max Mathews, the Max Lab is where we focus on hardware and software interfaces for interacting with sound.

Digital Fabrication

3D Printing

The Max Lab has 3 3D printers (from newest to oldest):

The primary filament that we use is PLA.

To 3D model you will need 3D CAD software. This can be OpenSCAD, Fusion 360, Solid Works, or even Blender. After you design your model, you can export it as an .stl file.

To print your model, you will need a 3D slicer to convert your model for the printer. You can use Ultimaker CURA or Prusa Slicer.

Some useful 3D printing troubleshooting information:

The Max Lab website documents projects and shows the general Internet public a small fraction of the Max Lab’s research and creative results.

The Max Lab and Garage Rules are to ensure safety and peaceful coexistence in the Max Lab. Also see the general Stanford-wide Health and Safety Policy.

CCRMA’s Physical Interaction Group is “a student-led interdisciplinary research group” doing projects in the Max Lab.

The course Music 250A “Physical Interaction Design for Music” teaches how to use the Max Lab and results in student projects. There’s complementary information on the 2016 250a webpage from when Sasha Leitman taught the class.

CCRMA’s Wiki has many MaxLab-related pages, including:

External blog posts by CCRMA visitors include some of the best online photos of the lab:

(The Max Lab Room Guides are mostly out of date and more for historical interest.)

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