Monday, October 31, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
What was ultimately done was just an up-scale of the existing interior connections that had worked perfectly very early in the iteration process, here is an example of the more friction based clasp design.
The connections were printed in white to accentuate the geometry within the lamp. Due to the monochromatic nature of the lamp, the distinction between the edge and face conditions is somewhat blurred, but clearly defined once the contrasting connections are implemented.
Here is a final set of pictures of the lighting, and the comparison from the prototype to the finished product!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
|Modes of attachment|
|The new structure|
|The newly design lamp|
|Sketches of new lamp design|
|Structure of lamp with light bulb|
|Base disc attached to structure. The base disc is one end of a 'bulb'|
|Illumination of lamp with initial structure|
As we move into the final stages we have been finishing up a few things and testing a couple of final iterations. The inner acetate membrane has had several versions recently making sure that thier is a tight connection to the structure. We also created a scaffold which we can build our outer membrane around and ensure that when we sew it, it will be easy to assemble and fit snugly. Our final knuckles and shoulders are in the chemical bath now and we will have them soon.
good luck everyone on finishing.
Love from, Miles and Ivan
Monday, October 24, 2011
Below are the latest set of iterations of our lamp (Miles and Ivan). One of the first issues we needed to solve was that of the mechanics and connections of the opening arms. One of
the biggest issues here being tolerances for movement and snap connections. We 3D printed a series of "knuckles" to test these qualities. From this test we were able to create a new model with 50% percent less volume, reducing print time and material usage and streamlining the piece. Our next issue was finalizing other snap connections and structural members as well as the interior membrane. Through extensive snap tests we created a very solid and easily
assembled structure for the core of the lamp from which the inner membrane and dangly bits or "flagella" will be hung. The final piece to be finished is the outer membrane. Cheers!