Making Furniture Interactive

October 23, 2007

Exercise 5: Kipum Lee

Filed under: Exercise 5: Mechanical Movement,Kipum Lee — Kip @ 12:12 am

I used a template of an eagle flapping its wings from ceracera. I was interested in using paper as a medium because of its delicacy and also because I thought it would save me some time. Ironically, folding the paper to make 3d objects with sufficient structural stability and strength required much cutting, folding, gluing, and assembling. It took a good 6-7 hours from printing to the final product:
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I was trying to see how the template maker actually went about making the final piece. My conclusion is that he/she first makes it using his/her own creative judgment. Afterwards, the piece is taken apart and explained through reverse engineering. This is my conclusion because it would be very difficult to first make the template parts and then see how the final assemblage turns out. I’ve also seen on another website a japanese creator make an elephant out of paper, rip it apart carefully, tape the ripped pieces, and then scan each part to make the template accessible for everyone as well as for personal documentation so he can remake the elephant at a later time.

From a paper designer, injan.net (Example of Reverse Engineering):
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With the learning from the eagle, I went ahead and tried to play around with some other medium, this time aluminum pipes & wires, to start Exercise 6. I’ve started to make gears with these pipes, nails, and wires:
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