Sunday, November 13, 2011

Hanging out

Progress Report on the CUTMR installation

With respect to the development of the membrane, it has been slow, but positive. The functional properties of the various details are becoming more robust, and we are beginning to test the actual capabilities of the swath- how it deforms, how it breaks, how it spans when it is suspended and hanging.

Some of our experiments:

Manual testing

Contrasting the two languages of the installation


Setting up for the static tests

Testing under lit conditions.

Attempting point deformations in the z-axis

We anticipate some doubly-curved yumminess when the swath grows in our following trial!