Informal Robotics Week 01: Kinematic Pop-ups

In our first assignment, we had to a design a pop-up form that used one or more of the basic linkage types (parallel and spherical). I decided to focus on movements that are extending, telescoping, curling and arching. Class: Informal Robotics / New Paradigms for Design and Construction Class Number: SCI-6478 @ GSD / Spring 2017 Instructor: Chuck Hoberman… Continue reading Informal Robotics Week 01: Kinematic Pop-ups

Kinetic Exploration

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… Continue reading Kinetic Exploration

Vellum_Bloom v2

CONCEPT: Bloom begins to explore ways for furniture to evoke social interaction between individuals and participation with the object itself through means of incentive and conflict. When the chair is unused, it is in a folded up position. The mechanics of the base structure builds up a curiosity in the kinetics of the bench, creating… Continue reading Vellum_Bloom v2

Vellum Furniture_Project 1: BLOOM

As our first assignment we had to design a piece of furniture that embodies the word: PLAY. In its natural state the piece appears as a more sculptural object with a seat for one person. As the first person sits down it begins to "blossom" as new seats become available. It is an experiment of… Continue reading Vellum Furniture_Project 1: BLOOM

Faceted Spatial Interaction

The following are a series of studies following a previous study on robotics clad with a faceted skin. The scoring of the skin transform into structural members and begin to form interesting spatial qualities. I'm experimenting with how this new structural system can transform from a simple cladding structure, to the primary structure of a… Continue reading Faceted Spatial Interaction