Prototype 1 (w/ movement) - This is an example of the contraction we want to create with the fixture. By locating 5 critical points along the centerline of the 3D object and attaching string to these points we were able to do so. To create the desired pull with the string we used a straw to push down, therefore keeping the pulls more controlled and therefore the fixture’s movement more predictable.
Moving forward we plan to use the servo motor, powered by the Arduino, to control the pull of the string.
If you don’t know what Grasshopper is (or think it’s a reference to Kwai Chang Caine), you are already in the wastelands of the digital age. It is one of the leading factors of Architecture 3.0, the second computational revolution for building design. This new phase is shortening the design process from months to days , and allowing a new generation to envision, design, and execute major projects with a single laptop.
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Progress toward our goal of expanding and contracting our weave using a pulley system and servo. The shifting density of the weave reveals what is behind the weave in varying ways. Movement will be prompted by sound (a byproduct of wind), but today we practiced with a potentiameter.