This time I made a flower arrangement using wood, coil and wool. The vase is made of wood, inside the hole lies several coils that are winding like stems, and on top of some coils there are blue wool flowers.
I used the drill press to make a wooden wheel and drilled a big hole in the center, then I used the sanded the top non-horizontally, but created a tilt surface.
I found it hard to fold two wires and made the connection, so I soldered them together. I twisted the coil to make it stable and look like a stem.
This week I made a fan for unfolding my business card. The inspiration comes from an old Chinese saying that the heaven is round and the ground is square. So I fold the card into a square shape, and by using the motor it would gradually open up and turn to a circle card.
I designed two versions of business cards using laser cutting and etching.
To mount the DC motor and fit it well into the bamboo box, I made a wooden motor holder by drilling a big hole in the center, and tow small holes for wires to stretch out. After that, I used some foam board to fix the positions of components in the box, so that the motor would remain stable once it is spinning.
Then I laser cut a black card board to work as the cover of the box, and attached a gear on top of the motor, and glued my card to the gear.
Finally, the fan of the business card is made like this:
So I modify my last ICM sketch that creates weird twisting drawings, and team up with Mona to combine the potentiometer on breadboard with my sketch. We just use the analogRead from the potentiometer, and map it from (0,1023) to (30,270), which represents the colors of my particles.
Last week I made a wooden pen container using laser cutter. The shapes of the front and back pieces are like irregular hexagon, and the other pieces are irregular quadrilateral, the heights of which are arranged to create a gradual change effect.
I use the ultrasonic sensor to measure distance, which is mapped to angles of two servo motors to create happy or sad faces. When people are coming nearer to the sensor, the face may gradually turn to a laugh one; otherwise, it would turn to a sad face.