CNC clay

I used a pattern developed for another project, as a test file for CNC routing in clay, as a proof of concept.

Future improvements would be quickly attained by getting a sharper bit, and fine tuning the Mill speed.

 

 

More to come.

July 7, 2011
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User Interaction Design

I am Currently Pursuing a research topic I have been interested in for some time.

There are so many products and designed objects available in the market today, but I don’t like any of them. None of the ones that cost less than $4,000 anyway. What if I could be empowered to make my own things, instead of what someone else chose for me?
Currently there is a disruptive change beginning to take shape in the landscape of interior and object design. As access to CNC machinery becomes more and more available, there is an increase in ability to produce mass customized furnishings.
Examples of this are here:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/964689693/gypsy-modular-reconfigurable-furniture

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rhymeandreason/continuum-computational-couture

http://diatom.cc/sketchchair

http://nikeid.nike.com/nikeid/index.jsp

The Purpose of this research isto explore the possibilities of creating computationally designed and parameter controlled objects that are based on user-generated concepts. These concepts and models for further study will be refined for potential future exploration.

With this method of Inquiry I intend to use Rhino and Grasshopper to create parameters that will allow another unskilled user to make modify and customize a (lamp) based on several parameters. The focus will be on designing a system that can empower the user to create their own physical content.

Frequent updates will be made as I pursue this inquiry.

June 29, 2011
Featured, general, Work In Progress
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