OBJECT DESIGN: winter_2012
Use of Firefly + Arduino Uno to code the movement
An initial interest in the representation of an image through various apertures led to this kinetic investigation. The physical object is a 9-square grid section of an intended surface of these cells. Each cell is held in place through a system of vertical structure and horizontal planes guiding the vertical movement. The movement is translated with wire through the structure to create the resulting rotation. A faceted mylar skin, formed through a geometric exploration of scoring and folding a single surface, clads each cell.
Entire Structure during the Night_ Lit by Blue LEDs
Entire Structure during the Day_Mylar Cladding with Acrylic Substructure Connecting to Primary Grid Framework
Primary Grid Framework_Arduino Uno, Servos and Wires on top of the Structure
Translation Structure_movement guided through interior rod
Each Individual Cell is connected with acrylic REMOVABLE pins to allow for possible repairs.