Friday, March 7, 2014

Aderinsola Akintilo: A8 [ in progress ]

Interactive Cubes

This was a rather difficult assignment. One of the first times I was unable to actually finish. Let's start with the puzzle piece first. I really REALLY wanted interactive connecting cubes: like legos. My first iteration of a jigsaw piece box came out relatively ok. The only issue I had was that I didn't account for wiggle room between the pieces, so almost every piece was either too big or too small. In addition to that, the cube was...unnecessarily large. So I went back to the drawing board and decided to not waste time and just mill a block of wood. My only problem with this approach is that I did not plan the form of interaction that i wanted this block to have...before I milled and cut holes in it. The next step was much worse. Again without thinking about the interaction, I decided to take the easy route and vacuum form a plastic block. Sadly, the issue this time was that i was not patient and ended up breaking / cracking half of the brittle plastic. I plan on continuing this project during / after spring break and having some (even if it's simple) interaction between a plastic and wooden block.

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