Making Furniture Interactive

November 4, 2007

Bruce Shapiro

Filed under: Marc Manzke,Sandbox,Uncategorized — marcmanzke @ 10:18 pm

interesting applications of lots of steppers and a lot more.

Bruce Shapiro Video

October 30, 2007

Linear actuators

Filed under: Sandbox — niko @ 8:28 am

I want to create a chair that will sit and look normal, but will detect when someone sits on it. When if feels that someone has sat on it, it will wait a few seconds for the person to get comfortable. Then it will throw the person of the chair by falling over with the person. Then the chair will pick its self up, possibly through the use of a cam system.

The linear actuators will act as the legs.

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October 29, 2007

Origami!

Filed under: Sandbox,Tiago Rorke — Tiago Rorke @ 7:57 am

International Origami superstar Robert J Lang is giving a lecture today at 4:30 in McConomy.

“From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Modern Science of Origami”

http://www.phys.cmu.edu/research/seminars/weekly.html

edit:   Sorry, hadn’t noticed jenn had posted this already! my bad!

October 6, 2007

Keepon

Filed under: Sandbox,Tiago Rorke — Tiago Rorke @ 2:32 pm

A must see for those that havent seen this already, as i hadnt. Was published back in april nonetheless.

September 12, 2007

A useful website for understanding circuits

Filed under: Greg Saul,Sandbox,Tools — gregsaul @ 9:46 pm

This is a simple website that explains how many circuits and components work.

http://www.kpsec.freeuk.com/

Hope it’s useful to somebody.

September 10, 2007

Filed under: Greg Saul,Sandbox,Uncategorized — gregsaul @ 10:05 pm

Ok it might not be furniture and its debatable weather or not it interactive, But people might be interested in looking at a very talented kinetic sculptor for inspiration. Theo Jansen

Theo at TED talks, long but worth watching.

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