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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Project Recap No.11 - Comet Vase (FDM)...



I found a displaced USB stick in a cranny of some jilted wardrobe, and came across a few, semi-blurry (atmospheric?!), photos of a forgotten vase design. The 'Comet' vase, which consists of a bundle of hollow, extruded tear-drop shaped, funnels vertically staggered so that only three of the pointed base-tips touch the ground (forming thus a tripod stand). The vase was made through FDM, and was designed over ten years earlier (during my Parsons days) but had to wait for over a decade to see the light of day...

There are two versions of the vase. Version 'A' (shown above and immediately below) is closest to the original intended version. It has a more slender and elongated silhouette and was actually fabricated after version 'B' (shown further below) which, due to a fault in the original design's STL-file, resulted in the heads of the cones unwinding (making them appear like 'albino-carrots'). This was originally considered a small calamity, but was eventually reconfigured as a fabrication-technique-specific trait and was even used as a intended feature (a 'designed' fault) in some related designs that followed...




1 comment:

煩惱 said...

教育的目的,不在應該思考什麼,而是教吾人怎樣思考.........................