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Form Exploration: Twist

 

Form Exploration: Rubber Band Mechanism

A project done in my sophomore year Products Mini. We were to first explore different interactions utilizing balsa wood and rubber bands. From there we were to create a foam form that would represent the physical form that the mechanism would take.

 
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Final Form Model

Final form created from blue foam and covered with white paint. Rubber band mechanism is represented from stacks of styrene on top of each other.

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Twist: Rubberband Mechanism Model

Final mechanism created from balsa wood and rubber bands. The motion I chose to convey was a twisting motion.

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Rubber Band Hand Interaction

Starting position

Starting position

Twist!

Twist!

 

Foam Model Hand Interaction

Twist again!

Twist again!

Release.

Release.

Both forms are meant to convey the same motion and utilize the twisting rubber band mechanism.