IaaC

AA, Digi-Fabrication, DIY, IaaC, Laser Cutting, Open Source [OS]

FABberz cofounder + Pablo Rica Runner Up for [AA FAB RESEARCH CLUSTER]

IMAGE FABberz cofounder Josiah Barnes and his partner, Pablo Rica are runners up for the AA FAB RESEARCH CLUSTER competition with their project, MUSCULAR SYNERGY.

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FROM THE SITE:

The FAB Research Cluster at the Architectural Association in London announces the results of the 2009 AA|FAB Awards. The Award theme was ‘Designing Fabrication’ and the jury was interested in recently built projects that exemplify the innovative integration of design and fabrication processes through digitally driven design systems and protocols, and whose completion contributes to an international discourse on the use of emerging design and fabrication technologies.

Entries were received from all over the world including the UK, Spain, Austria, US, Canada, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Australia. Due to the uneven distribution of entries across the categories suggested in the brief, the jury decided to reorganise all submissions into either INTERIOR or EXTERIOR groups.  Accordingly, it was agreed to reallocate the prize money into six awards, with a first prize of £1500 and two runners-up of £750 for each group.

The jury met on Thursday 11 June and was impressed by the extremely high standard and diversity of the submitted work. After four hours of deliberation they unanimously selected the following schemes for awards:

EXTERIOR SECTION

FIRST PRIZE: RE-PURPOSE POLITICAL PLY Jason Griffiths

RUNNER UP: THE MORNING LINE Matthew Ritchie with Aranda/Lasch and Daniel Bosia

RUNNER UP: MUSCULAR SYNERGY Josiah Barnes and Pablo Rica

INTERIOR SECTION

FIRST PRIZE: CEILING CLOUD Andrew Vrana, Joe Meppelink and Scott Marble

RUNNER UP: GREEN VOID Chris Bosse, Tobias Wallisser, Alexander Rieck, LAVA

RUNNER UP: ALLOTROPIC SYSTEM Nicholas Bruscia

The six award recipients will present their work at an AA|FAB conference during London Design Festival week from 19-27 September. A further eighteen entries have been selected for exhibition in September.

Digi-Fabrication, DIY, IaaC, Laser Cutting, Open Source [OS]

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KylA Koch is an industrial design student at the University of Cincinnati’s school of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP). He is currently working on point of purchase displays as a structural designer. Kyle currently resides in West Chester, Ohio.
Website:http://www.kyleakoch.com
“When I got my iPhone last year I loved having everything important in one place, and the ability to get rid of unnecessary devices, documents and information I kept with me. I would frequently snap photos of class assignments printed on copy paper so I wouldn’t have to worry about losing them. The documents normally came out pretty clear, but it was tough to keep still while taking the pictures. I set out to make something that would ensure clean, consistent pictures of documents taken with the iPhone that would be free and easy to make on your own. And so, here you will find the eps files to make your own iPhone document scanner. I have provided them to you for free to make your very own iPhone Document Scanner until one is available for purchase here in my store!. By downloading the product plan you will pay ZERO for the intellectual property, this means you only pay for the materials and manufacturing time.It’s ready to go right now!”

Kyle A Koch is an industrial design student at the University of Cincinnati’s school of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP). He is currently working on point of purchase displays as a structural designer. Kyle currently resides in West Chester, Ohio.

Website:http://www.kyleakoch.com

MAKE IT

Cutting file This is the  eps file, that it is uploaded on the ponoko website. The design is composed in 2 sheets. It is complemented with some pictures showing the final project

Fabrication time 15 minutes were needed in order to prepare the dxf file for the cnc laser machine . The material used; 5 mm wood.

Assembly There was no manual for the assembly, the documents that I have followed to assemble the iphone scanner were the jpg files and also the text that it is in the website, with a description about the material to used and the size of the  finish object. I have spent 10 minutes to complete the assembly.

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CHANGE IT

Once the model was built, I have observed that the own designs´s structure, was producing some shadows on the surface were the documents were place. Considering that situation,The change I have proposed consist in a lighting stripe of LEDS, located in the internal part of the U shape. This stripe will provide a constant and uniform light, that will allow the user to be able to scanner without natural light.

3d Printing, Digi-Fabrication, IaaC, Open Source [OS]

COCOON CHAIR

Cocoon Chair by Raquel Gallego and Nathaniel Velez cocoon

 

The Cocoon Chair is a place for getting involved in the work that needs to be done while getting ergonomic support for the body, creating a very comfortable place to seat and use a laptop computer. The person using the Cocoon Chair will be enclosed in a spherical surface with inner cuts designed parametrically to be customized to the dimensions and preferences of the user. The upper cut provide an inclined surface to ergonomically position a laptop in such a way that the keyboard is easily accessible and the screen will reside in front of the user.
Rhino provides an interface for the designer to represent the position in which the user will be seating while working on the desk using simple lines, and then evoke the Rhinoscript to generate the geometry around it. The final geometry, customized for each user, is intended to be manufactured in layers using the tools available at the FABLab BCN. Each version of the Coocon Chair can be manufactured using different materials, for example Foam, which can be milled in sections using a CNC. The assembled sections produce the final object which can be further customized by applying different colors and fabrics

 

The Cocoon Chair is a place for getting involved in the work that needs to be done while getting ergonomic support for the body, creating a very comfortable place to seat and use a laptop computer. The person using the Cocoon Chair will be enclosed in a spherical surface with inner cuts designed parametrically to be customized to the dimensions and preferences of the user. The upper cut provide an inclined surface to ergonomically position a laptop in such a way that the keyboard is easily accessible and the screen will reside in front of the user.

Rhino provides an interface for the designer to represent the position in which the user will be seating while working on the desk using simple lines, and then evoke the Rhinoscript to generate the geometry around it. The final geometry, customized for each user, is intended to be manufactured in layers using the tools available at the FABLab BCN. Each version of the Coocon Chair can be manufactured using different materials, for example Foam, which can be milled in sections using a CNC. The assembled sections produce the final object which can be further customized by applying different colors and fabrics.

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3d Printing, Digi-Fabrication, IaaC

Softbones

Softbones by Raquel Gallego and Pablo Rica case

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Softbones is an envelope for 4 pencils produced in 3D Printing (Rapid Prototyping). The envelope can be placed vertical or horizontal, laying like a soft bag. An Voronoi grid is the structure on the outside skin. The inner rings -placing the four pencils- are attached to the envelope. The pencils fall into the bag until they hit the cross structure in the bottom.

The horizontal sections are produce by rotating one inicial geometry.Those sections have been lofted and the result of that is the geometry that it is shown in the left corner on bottom. The net is a voronoi grid made of a gradient field of points, more dense in the bottom and lighter on the top.

> Download Booklet Softcase.pdf [4mb]

CNC Milling, Digi-Fabrication, IaaC, Open Source [OS]

Ice Jelly

Ice Jelly by Maria Koutsari, Raquel Gallego and Nathaniel Velez

Design: For the milling project the team explored creating a tile shaped by defining a 3D trajectory for the machine to fallow.  By using the milling as an egravement tool the tile was given a surface which both showed fragments of a curvilinear surface and a pattern which can be connected with other similar tiles in order to create a complex and interesting design.  All lines forming the patterns in the tile share a similar border configuration in such a way that every side of the square can be connected with any other side and still keep a continuos profile.  In total, 6 different pattern configurations can be achieved by combining any 4 tiles.

 

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Optimizing Milling Time: During the process of designing the trajectory of the milling machine manufacturing time was taken into consideration.  The shape of the tile was though is such a way that the final shape could be achieved by using a single milling mode (engravement).  All pattern lines where connected in order for the machine to do all cuts using a single trajectory.  Because the softness of the foam being milled, it wasn’t necessary to do a rough cut, reducing even more manufacturing time.  As a result of these optimizations the milling time was short and ideal for mass manufacturing.

Material: For casting, experimentation was done with the process of freezing materials inside the mold.  The mold was made water proof using latex and silicone in such a way that is was possible to fill it with any liquid.  Gelatin and Water were chosen to experiment with this process, taking advantage of the rigidity of ice and the consistency on gelatin. The end result is a transparent colored iced sculpture showing a segments of a curved surface on a curved path.

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Digi-Fabrication, IaaC, Laser Cutting

PARAHELIX

Parahelix by Joshia Barnes and Raquel Gallego Lorenzo After the structure was modelled, the horizontal and vertical sections had to be nested in order to lasercut them on two sheets of 2.9 cm thick wood. After calibrating the machine properly,the pieces were successfully cut in approximately 1.5 hours.

The assembly process began with the placement of the regularly placed horizontal sections at 3AM on center.  Once the structure of the horizontal sections was stabilized by several intersecting vertical sections,the assembly process was able to be completed by adding vertical elements one by one.

After the pipe structure was completed, white glue was utilized to secure the joint connections.Once dry, Parahelix was structurally sound.

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