kinematics folding test – success!
We are steadily progressing on our Kinematics dress project. A gown will be on exhibit at apexart in NYC from March 20 – May 10, 2014 as a part of Coding the body, an exhibit organized by Leah Buechley. We are working to print the first full scale dress sometime in February.
We just received a box from Shapeways that contained our first attempt at printing a crumpled structure… and it worked! While the kinematics system always worked in theory, there were all sorts of issues with tolerances, print orientation, numerical stability, etc that we had to address before it could work in real life. Opening up the box and seeing that the print came out perfectly with smooth movement and no fusion was a huge relief.