After Ryan’s mold making workshop a couple of weeks ago, I began to think more about mold making as a way to prototype, given metal 3D printing is a bit cost and time prohibitive given our course coming to an end so soon. I began looking into ways to cast metal at home which my […]Read more "Silicone Mold Making & Chocolate Cane Handles – Experiment 1"
http://www.sols.com/ Foot health is important, I should know as I’m the daughter of a podiatrist. I remember getting my first pair of orthotics for my basketball shoes in high school. They were over $300, took weeks to receive, and were extremely uncomfortable when I finally got them to use during practice. Basically, I ended up […]Read more "SOLS: 3D Printed Orthotics & Mass Customization of Footware – Inspiration"
Throughout this project I’ve faced many limitations due to current 3D printing technology due to materiality and scale. I find it encouraging that the 3D printing industry is continuing to evolve so quickly, as it means my project of a full metal cane will soon one day be a reality. When I saw this article […]Read more "3D Printing with Food – Inspiration"
I’ve had a lot of issues figuring out the material fabrication for my project, as I initially envisioned my final project being printed in metal. Given the size of my desired final outcome (2.5-4 feet long), printing this in metal is a bit out of my price range and access of current fabrication methodologies. Although […]Read more "Advancement of Metal 3D Printing to Multipe Materials!"
Upon arrival in Holland, I attempted to literally soak everything up. Whether it was the architecture, the culture, or the multitude of design specimens, I wanted to explore and interact. My project, an aesthetic re-design of a walking cane for disabled individuals fabricated with digital technologies, occupied the back of my mind with each new […]Read more "International Collaboration Netherlands in under 90 Seconds"
Going beyond simply invention and innovative design, Dutch Design Week featured critical pieces that questioned how society views aging and disability. A series of photographs picturing older adults, perplexed and annoyed with their robot companions, was both amusing and thought-provoking. We often think of advancing and utilizing technology as universally good, but in many instances […]Read more "Dutch Design Week – The Alienating Effect of Technology"
Due to software updates of both Rhino & Grasshopper, the tutorial I found for a Voronoi cylinder didn’t work out perfectly, as hoped. I got almost done to the point where it was time to wrap the Voronoi plane around a cylinder, but due to some coding mismatches, it wasn’t possibly. Luckily, Ryan saved the […]Read more "Initial 3D Prototype & Voronoi Cylinder Tutorial in Grasshopper w/ Rhino 3D"