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Innovative. Trendsetting. Technology. Moving towards the future. Futuristic.

Create Your Own Mini Golf Hazard

Speech: The two words that I’ve looked at to describe the Barlows are “innovative”, and “trendsetting”. From this I deduce that in this age, he would be the kind of person that would be inclined towards the fast developing world of technology, moving towards the future. In designing the minigolf hazard I sought to design something dynamic, that allows people to be creative; in this hazard, people will be able to decide on the course they want the hazard to take. [next]


Mini Golf Hazard

This is how the mini golf hazard looks like when there is no hazard. Depending on the input, the hazard could look like [next]


Mini Golf Hazard variation

This. [next]


Mini Golf Hazard variation

This. [next]


Mini Golf Hazard variation

Or even this. [next]


Mini Golf Hazard walkthrough

To explain how this hazard works, allow me to walk you guys through a typical scenario of how a person would use this. [next]


Designing the Mini Golf Hazard

One would first begin by using this machine to design the mini golf hazard. Zooming in... [next]


Designing the Mini Golf Hazard

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Designing the Mini Golf Hazard

This is the user interface. Complete with instructions, it will first prompt the user to draw in the course they want the ball to take. The brush is of a fixed size to ensure that the user does not draw a path that is too narrow to walk one. [next]


Designing the Mini Golf Hazard

Here the user selects a brush, [next]


Designing the Mini Golf Hazard

And paints the course. [next]


Designing the Mini Golf Hazard

Next the user selects the “set goal� option, [next]


Designing the Mini Golf Hazard

And places the goal. On the right is a live preview of the course that updates as you paint. Done here, the user taps “next�, [next]


Designing the Mini Golf Hazard

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Designing the Mini Golf Hazard

And is then prompted to design the area surrounding the path. He is given a few options with the brush here – colour, size, hardness – as well as a few typical modification tools like smudge, blend and fill. [next]


Designing the Mini Golf Hazard

Having painted the course, the user taps “done�[next]


Designing the Mini Golf Hazard

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Designing the Mini Golf Hazard

And is asked to name the hazard. [next]


Designing the Mini Golf Hazard

Filling in the blanks, the user taps “confirm�, [next]


Designing the Mini Golf Hazard

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Designing the Mini Golf Hazard

And is given the miniature golf hazard ID, with the option to print the ID. I will explain this ID code in a moment. [next]


Loading the Mini Golf Hazard

Now the user will head to the archive machine [next]


Loading the Mini Golf Hazard

to select the golf hazard he wants to play on. Zooming in... [next]


Loading the Mini Golf Hazard

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Loading the Mini Golf Hazard

The user is prompted to choose their hazard, and is presented with a list of options. In the case where the user doesn’t want to draw and just want to play, he can do so by selecting other people’s creations or from the highlighted pre-made hazards of the day. Of course our user can just tap on the course that is located under most recent, but here I will explain how the mini golf ID works. [next]


Loading the Mini Golf Hazard

Supposedly the user wants to access a golf hazard he made a few days ago, he can tap to search by ID, input the ID he was given, [next]


Loading the Mini Golf Hazard

And tap “search”. [next]


Loading the Mini Golf Hazard

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Loading the Mini Golf Hazard

A preview of the hazard will appear on the top of the interface. [next]


Loading the Mini Golf Hazard

Just tap “select”, [next]


Loading the Mini Golf Hazard

And you’re done. The machine will then send the necessary information over the physical hazard, which will then convert the designed mini golf into an actually playing field. This centre image shows how the hazard makes use of scissor lifts under each block to lift the block into the right height. [next]


Loading the Mini Golf Hazard

Here it loads... [next]


Loading the Mini Golf Hazard

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Loading the Mini Golf Hazard

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Loading the Mini Golf Hazard

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Loading the Mini Golf Hazard

And then it’s done. [next]


Getting Ball to Play

The machine will then dispense a golf ball on the left, [next]


Game in Progress

after which the screen will announce that a game is progress. It is not until the mini golf ball is returned to the machine in the drop hole on the right, before a new game can commence. [next]


And off the user goes to play! That’s it for the hazard.

Presentation | Mini Golf Hazard  

Architecture Design Studio 4: Fire

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