Each year Science LinX organizes two days workshops for oncoming students for the university of Groningen. A broad variety of workshops are offered of which some are developed and organized in corporation with the FabLab. In corporation of Jaap ter Reegen (Technacium), professor Jaap Top (university of Groningen), Leen van Wijngaarden (Fablab Groningen) developed a workshop for students on mathematics and 3D production.
After an introduction on the mathematics of stacked lines by Jaap Top, the students started programming in GeoGebra, an open source algebra program. Using a complex equation with three variables and linear curves, 2D shapes are created. The shapes are exported to the laser cutter and stacked. With this, the students produced a complex 3D shape starting with elementary mathematics of an equation and different parameters, through 2D shapes to the final model.