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(PORTFOLIO) JASON PRASAD

c: 517.862.3068 e: jasonpr@umich.edu w: electronicdelectables.blogspot.com


(LEAD) JASON PRASAD

The projects exhibited showcase instances of built objects where a leadership role was exercised in its construction. All works are positioned at the intersection of art, architecture, and digital fabrication. Each project was painstakingly described through digital tools allowing for a seamless transition between the conceived form and it’s fabricated form.


SCRIPTING FOR EXHIBITION Adivsors: Karl Daubman Software Tools: Python, Rhinocerous 3D, T-Splines, V-Ray Fabrication: Dimension 768SST and Dimension 1200es 3D Printers

Overview A python script was implemented to create series of lamps with organic semblance. The program utilized the functionality of T-Splines in creating smooth quad meshes. A procedural workflow as described by python language was chosen for the ease of rapid iteration in lamp designs and the subsequent fabrication through 3D printing. Qualities of the produced lamps could be affected by scripted variables. In result, the scripted objects exhibited that design achieved through procedural methods reaches magnitudes of variation inconceivable in immediacy by a designer using explicit means only. import rhinoscriptsyntax as rs import math class Hexagon(object):... class Centroid(object):... class Node(object):... class System(object):... def main(): curveGUIDs = [] # get all objects GUIDs = rs.GetObjects(“select members”) # filter objects respecƟvely for GUID in GUIDs: if(rs.IsCurve(GUID)): curveGUIDs.append(GUID) rs.EnableRedraw(False) if curveGUIDs: system = System(curveGUIDs) rs.EnableRedraw(True) if (__name__ == “__main__”): main()


rs.GetObject(“Select input surface”, 8)

def drawHexagons(self):


rs.AddMesh(verĆ&#x;ces, [face])

def constructLines(self):

tsFromLines

tsSmoothToggle


self.wallThickness = 0.75 self.nodeSize = 0.25 self.spikeLength = 0.2 self.spikeSize = 0.5 self.holeSize = 0.1 self.holeThickness = 0.5

self.wallThickness = 0.25 self.nodeSize = 0.75 self.spikeLength = 0.2 self.spikeSize = 0.5 self.holeSize = 0.1 self.holeThickness = 0.5

self.wallThickness = 0.75 self.nodeSize = 0.25 self.spikeLength = 0.75 self.spikeSize = 0.5 self.holeSize = 0.1 self.holeThickness = 0.5


self.wallThickness = 0.25 self.nodeSize = 0.25 self.spikeLength = 0.2 self.spikeSize = 0.1 self.holeSize = 0.1 self.holeThickness = 0.5

self.wallThickness = 0.25 self.nodeSize = 0.25 self.spikeLength = 0.2 self.spikeSize = 0.5 self.holeSize = 0.75 self.holeThickness = 0.5

self.wallThickness = 0.25 self.nodeSize = 0.25 self.spikeLength = 0.2 self.spikeSize = 0.5 self.holeSize = 0.1 self.holeThickness = 0.1


DIGITAL TANGO Collaborators: Soo Hyuk Choi, Ryan Shaban, Fausto Teran Adivsors: Maciej Kaczynski Software Tools: Python, Rhinocerous 3D Fabrication: Zünd Knife Cutter

Overview Folding studies in PETG were conducted to prove useful methods of producing rapid and structural paneling systems. The immediate challenge of the project is approximating a desired surface condition through a step by step rationale achieved through folded plates. Initial studies were carried out by explicit means of manually creasing and folding. Once a tacit knowledge for the material was obtained, the project turned to procedural descriptions utilizing python. This allowed for an expedited workflow in designing and fabricating the built form. import rhinoscriptsyntax as rs def generatePizzaBoxes(): srfId = rs.GetObjects(“input surface”, 8) if not srfId: return item = [(“DirecƟon”, “U”, “V”)] blnDirecƟon = rs.GetBoolean(“U or V”, item, [(True)]) if not blnDirecƟon: return if blnDirecƟon[0]: direcƟon = 0 else: direcƟon = 1 numIsocurves = rs.GetInteger(“How many segments?”) if not numIsocurves: return ...


rs.GetObjects(“input surface”, 8)

def constructPts(srfId):

def constructBricks(lineWork):

def constructLineWork(brickPts):

def flaƩenBricks(bricks):

def arrangeProfiles(flatBricks):


nesƟng.pyt

delete_points_tooleƩe.py

shiƩy_flaps_tooleƩe.py

curve_flaps_tooleƩe.py

origami_folds_tooleƩe.;y

circles_tooleƩe.py


ROBOSCULPTOR Collaborators: Mathew Schwartz, Sonia Tereszczenko Adivsors: Wesley Mcgee Software Tools: Rhinocerous 3D, Robot MasterCam Fabrication: Kuka Robotic Arm Exhibition: Rob|Arch 2012 conference Vienna, Austria

Overview Investigations into using the Kuka robotic arm as a tool for carving clay were conducted to develop a minimal waste manufacturing method for casting procedures. Oil based clay was used to insure a medium that could be machined, reconfigured, and used again. The main method of casting involved the layering of fiberglass directly to the clay. Cement casting directly into a negative clay mold was also tested briefly. Robot MasterCam was used to negotiate the proper cutting paths in the machining of the clay molds.


LITTLE FINICKY SOLAR TRACKERS Collaborators: Alex Carmicheal, Jim Christian, Chris Parker, Joyce Tseng Adivsors: Karl Daubman, John Marshall, Max Shtein Software Tools: Arduino, MasterCam, Rhinocerous 3D, TraxMaker PCB Fabrication: Onsrud 3-Axis CNC, Lasercutter, PCB Exhibition: Acadia 2011, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Overview A novel mechanism for multidirectional tracking was developed. Using Arduino, sensors, and components, the functionality of the tracking mechanism was extended to other tasks identifying light, motion, distance, and noise. The tracking mechanism was a platform to test many hardware devices and their influence on the response of the system to its environment. In result, an autonomous, compact, and deployable multi-purpose tracking system was constructed.


(ASSISTING) JASON PRASAD Due to the utility of digital tools and skills in transcending disciplinary divides, contributive roles could be assumed with few obstacles working with collaborators. In the following projects, an assisting position was held in the construction of the built objects.


STRATUS PROJECT Primary Investigators: Geoffrey Thßn and Kathy Velikov Collaborators: Zain AbuSeir, Mary O’Malley Matt Peddie, Colin Ripley, F. Parke MacDowell, James Christian, Christopher Parker, Sara Dean, Jessica Mattson, Dan McTavish, Christopher Niswander, Lisa Sauve, Adam Smith Role: Programming and Actuation Exhibition: Research Through Making 2011, Universtity of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Overview As the lead in programming and actuation, the main goal was to insure the responsive nature of the built object be achieved through a variety of sensors and components. To accomplish this, Arduino was used to program the desired functionality. The sensors and components used in the construction of the project included LEDs, servos, fans, PIR, temperature, and CO2 sensors.

#include <Servo.h> Servo servos[5]; int ledBrightness[3]; void setup(){ Serial.begin(9600); servos[0].attach(9) servos[1].attach(10); servos[2].attach(11); ...


STORMGLASS Primary Investigator: Craig Borum Collaborators: Julie Simpson, Wiltrud Simbuerger, Sara Dean, Lizzie Yarina, Ross Hoekstra, Alex Timmer, Natasha Mauskapf, Jessica Mattson, Chris Bennett Role: Programming and Actuation Exhibition: Research Through Making 2011, Universtity of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Overview To properly display the contents of the Stormglass project, a lighting system was desired to direct the attention of onlookers. Tasked with the programming and actuation of the display, a solution was developed using Arduino, sensors, and components. PIR sensors were positioned along the project to detect the presence of a person at a specific section. LEDs were used to highlight the section of focus.

#include â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tlc5940.hâ&#x20AC;? int ledBrightness[3]; void setup(){ Serial.begin(9600); Tlc.init(); } ...


Project Links: electronicdelectables.blogspot.com, youtube.com/user/ryanshaban

Project Links: electronicdelectables.blogspot.com, smartsculpture.com Conference: robarch2012.org

Project Links: electronicdelectables.blogspot.com, smartsurfaces.net/lfsts Affiliations: smartsurfaces. net Conference: 2011.acadia.org

Project Links: http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/resources/research_outreach_and_funding/research_ through_making_grant/ Affiliations: http://rvtr.com/

Project Links: http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/resources/research_outreach_and_funding/research_ through_making_grant/ Affiliations: plyarch.com

(Portfolio) Jason Prasad  

A portfolio of work accumulated throughout my college career enrolled at Taubman College and the College of Engineering at the University of...

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