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:

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