# Final Project : Platform for the Rotating Bird

Platform

Above is the sketch for the wooden platform in which the bird will be placed upon. The rotating mechanism will utilize neodymium magnets that will be attached under the wings of the bird. I printed the custom armature yesterday

# Week 9 HW

Here is a curve trace of the J train line, superimposed with 100 equidistant points. Each point was moved in the z-direction by a random number to simulate noise. Going forward in the class I am going to be doing field recording, or some other audio analysis to obtain noise data, and utilize it in a design relating to noise in the anthropocene.

Here is the Python script:

import rhinoscriptsyntax as rs
import random

pntList = []

arrObjects = rs.GetObjects(“choose objects”, rs.filter.point, True, True)

for object in arrObjects:
if rs.IsPoint(object):
pntLoc = rs.PointCoordinates(object)
print pntLoc
z = random.uniform(0.0,4.0)
scale = (0, 0, z)
rs.MoveObject(object, scale)
newPnt = rs.PointCoordinates(object)
pntList.append(newPnt)

poly = rs.AddPolyline(pntList)

# Circles w/Recrusion: Joanna

import rhinoscriptsyntax as rs
import random

#def random_color():
#return (random.randint(0,255), random.randint(0,255), random.randint(0,255))
color = random.randint(255, 255)

pt = rs.GetPoint(“Pick starting point”)

def RecursiveCircle(pt, d):
if d == 0:
return 1
else:
c = rs.AddCircle(pt, d)
rs.ObjectColor(c, color)

return RecursiveCircle(pt, d-1)

RecursiveCircle(pt, 10)

# Homework- Feb 17th: Joanna

For this week I modeled a new node for the lamp I am building with Ross. I used Boolean modeling method to create details in the houses in my city.

# Midterm/Final project idea- Joanna

For my primary project in Sculpting Data into Everyday Objects I partnered up with Ross Goodwin and decided to create a lamp that will visualize the traveling salesman problem between a set of cities that Italo Calvino described in Invisible Cities.

The lamp will be a three-dimensional set of vertices, each a 3D printed city-node designed based on descriptions of various cities in the Calvino’s Invisible Cities. The cities will serve a purpose of little light bulbs with LEDs inside them, that will visualize a computer algorithm running on Raspberry Pi solving the traveling salesman problem in real time between the cities.

Here is the first node-city I have modeled in Rhino, Valdrada:

# Filleted Elliptical Mortise & Tenon

For another class, Subtraction, I’m experimenting with CNC joinery. I’m particularly interested in integral tenons, as well as adding a compound curve to corner joints. Below is a mock-up to that effect.

# Sieve and Heatmaps

I attempted to model a sieve but encountered some issues combining the individual components and adding fillets. See below.

I’m also interested in investigating sports data, particularly in physically visualizing “heatmaps.”

# Homework 3 – Maria

I am teaming up with Martin for this presentation. We would like to explore the relationship between plastic production/consumption and marine pollution.

Rhino Model of water pitcher: