Learn digital fabrication

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This site aims to host an evolving suite of software and hardware tutorials for digital fabrication. It is curated and regularly updated to contain relevant direction, best practices and advanced resources. This is what we find most effective in our practice. This site is a branch of bestia.io, a fabrication and research oriented blog about work developed at bestia.xyz, our laboratory.

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Please, we are looking for contributors! If you would like to add tutorials to this site or give feedback, you can email me : russett at bestia.xyz.

Site index

  1. Coding
    • World Wide Web
      • HyperText Markup Language : HTML
      • Cascading Style Sheets : CSS
    • GIT : Distributed Version Control
    • Scratch : Fun coding for beginners
  2. Computer-Aided Design
    • Rhinoceros 3-D
      • Resources
      • Interface and working methodologies
      • Rhinoceros for 2 dimensional things.
      • Going from 2D to 3D!
    • MeshMixer
  3. Laser cutting
    • ILS-3NM
    • Designing for laser kerf.
  4. 3-D printing
    • Slicers
      • Slic3r : Open-source digital model slicer
      • MakerBot Print : Simplified slicing for Makerbots
    • Makerbot Replicator+ ( 5th Generation )
  5. 3-D scanning
    • Skanect
  6. Electronics Fabrication
    • Milling a circuit board ( Roland SRM-20 )
    • Stuffing the board


  1. From Bits to Atoms and Back
    • From Atoms to Bits and Back introduces the core conceit of fab labs: our physical world (atoms) is nearly as malleable as our digital world (bits), in an engaging fun workshop using 3-D printing and 3-D scanning technologies.

    • Skanect : Quick 3-D scanning
    • MeshMixer : Sculpt mesh like clay
    • MakerBot Print : Simplified slicing for MakerBots
    • MakerBot Replicator+ ( 5th Generation )
  2. Coding Ourselves
    • Scratch : Fun coding for beginners