Final Project: Design, Movement, & Craft
When starting this research I was in the dark of where to take this. I’ll admit I’m still not solidified in a direction to travel, however I’m hoping ideas I’m creating generate a direction and purpose. I don’t know what I am going to create yet, but I’m hoping the ideas in which I focus myself will catapult me into a world of possibility and captivate this project into another level of craft.
Legos and moving parts…after watching the videos on Alexander Calder and the Mobiles of Susumu Shingu I thought, how can I create something beautiful with moving integral parts at a site? This is how I started my journey…the journey of questions and possibilities and discovery. So I started perusing the internet…
“Cubelets, is what we figure your next generation Lego toys. These modular, robotic little bricks can perform different mechanical and sensorial tasks when snapped together. The Sense Blocks acts as the "input"--i.e. detecting proximity, while responding to physical stimuli--and the Action Blocks provide the output, i.e. moving, rotating, making noise.” I included a link to this as the words are from the website itself I merely copy/pasted it for everyone to read. This not only I felt represented a part of my inspiration but continues itself along the leaps and bounds we are making into our final project. And so as I research continuous ideas, this is one of mine. http://www.newlaunches.com/archives/modular_robotic_cubelets_adds_more_fun_to_your_block_games.php
Watching the videos of what these can create was truly inspiring… It’s limited but a start in the creative process. I’m not sold on an indoor or outdoor site as of yet. I’m not sold on how this is going to begin to take its shape. I feel I’ve only scratched the surface of the hours I’ve put into this project so far…
Motionâ€Śgrids to somehow connect components together and get them to move in an array of motion but not at the same speed or heightâ€Ś this is from the inspiration of a music videoâ€Ś