Fab Lab U. de Chile is housed in the Engineering School of Universidad de Chile in Santiago. The Fab Lab quickly embraced the Game|Lan project idea and invited us to work with three of their core team, to discuss our ideas on the physical and digital interaction, form, fabrication method and electronic design.
After having presented the idea and discussed the available resources, the authors collected the information from the mind-maps and started drawing out all important points as discussed with the team onto a whiteboard. The points proved to be our compass for agreeing on a good size, form and interaction; decisions that were made collectively.
It was equally important to embed the Fab Lab ethos into the project, the mobile nature of the instrument, the electronics restrictions, the aesthetics and the Gamelan philosophy.
Thanks to the Fab Lat Network for facilitating communication with the regional Fab Labs.
Thanks to the manager and team in Fab Lab U.de Chile Danisa Peric, Gonzalo Olave, Joaquin Rosas