Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Geometry 101

As a tribute to Buckminster Fuller and his optimism for the future of humanity and technology we borrowed some geometry for a project. The project will become public soon, but for now we just wanted to share some progress shots.

Icosahedron Prototypes

These are two preliminary units to test size, assembly, and compound mitre skills. Hand assembly poses a few issues, but they go together surprisingly well. These now need to be sanded and features need to be added to finish the project off.

What is She Holding Out There?

Each Bucky ball is around 200mm in diameter and made of pine. The final model will be slightly larger, and in hard maple. We will post the final project soon when it can be publicly released.