We created a set of robotic racers based on the mechanism of pop-up books. These robots are low cost, easy to mass produce, and act as the corner stone in our ongoing exploration into pop-up robotics. To culminate this leg of our research we organised an underground robot racing competition.
This project is the second part in an ongoing exploration of the pop up and how humans and computers can work together to design them.
The whole HMV class worked together to create four instances of this work station. This post aims to document the process we used to create these stations so that others can create their own as well as modify our design.
Our goal for this project was to create a hybrid design system that utilizes both human and machine skills. We have created a system to help design pop up mechanism. Using both computer simulations and physical paper our system allows for rapidly prototyping.
An animated drawing made in Grasshopper is projected on to a paper that is drawn on by a human artist.
By scanning a piece of drift wood in to CAD, modifying it, and then bringing it back in to the real world using hand tools we aimed to gain a better understanding of the original artefact and the processes we transformed it with.
In this project, we explored some of the many uses for palm hand chisels.