Grasshopper

algorithmic modeling for Rhino

Interim model for Digital Architecture Project.

Connected Grasshopper with Firefly, Arduino and Ghowl to control 9 servo motors to raise and lower a mesh/ weighted strings.

Project by James Lee + Jonathan Fernandes

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Comment by Divya Rastogi on April 6, 2019 at 8:28am

i can't view the video

Comment by bea franko on May 12, 2012 at 12:04pm

cool! thanks for the information!

Comment by jonofernandes on May 12, 2012 at 11:30am

Thanks for the compliments. Yeah the interim model worked very well. 

We are planning to make a much large scale model for finals. Just trying change the code a bit and work out the funding.

Bea we did not intend to copy the Kinetic Sculpture. We needed the small beads as weights for the strings. Our intents were to create a ceiling for a theatre that could adapt to various performances and crowd densities (Check out the render). This was also a conceptual model to play with grasshopper/arduino and work out the logistics and mechanics of making a larger one that would raise and lower strings/leds/panels. It just so happened to look similar to the BMW sculpture

Comment by bea franko on May 12, 2012 at 11:06am

simple copy of BMW... where is the innovation?

Comment by Ingenerum on May 9, 2012 at 4:15pm

This sounds like an "everything went better than expected" awesome result for a simle prototype!

Comment by Hrvoje Petrovic on May 8, 2012 at 1:48pm

Great work!

Comment by Luis Fraguada on May 8, 2012 at 12:28pm

Sweet!  Nice work, and prob a lot cheaper than the BMW version! Very smart use of the servo and the material surface!

Comment by Mateusz Zwierzycki on May 8, 2012 at 10:38am

huh... indeed, some nice interpolation :)

Comment by Andres Gonzalez on May 8, 2012 at 10:12am

Very nice!

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