Reconfigurable Materials

Reconfigurable Materials

Harvard researchers have developed a general framework to design reconfigurable metamaterials. The design strategy is scale independent, meaning it can be applied to everything from meter-scale architectures to reconfigurable nano-scale systems such as photonic crystals, waveguides and metamaterials to guide heat.

Octahedron 3D Fretwork

Octahedron 3D Fretwork

Octahedron by Alex Fox an amazing woodworking 3D Fretwork, a scroll saw project. In this video you can see the making (Cutting, finishing and assembling) of a geometric plywood sculpture.

ETH Robot Built Pavilion

This shingled timber pavilion was created by masters students on ETH Zurich’s Digital Fabrication course, who developed robotic fabrication techniques to minimise the waste involved in its construction.

Isenberg Business Hub Grasshopper Tutorial

Isenberg Business Hub

In this rhino grasshopper tutorial, we will model the Isenberg School Of Management Business Innovation Hub / BIG . First, we will model the base surface in Rhino and then we will use Grasshopper to model the rotating structure.

Parametric Roof grasshopper tutorial

Parametric Roof

In this Rhino Grasshopper tutorial, we will model a series of shape-changing elements which can be used as a parametric roof. First, we will define 3 points and by changing the location of the points we can make a polyline. We will use the tween curve component to produce the middle curves and then we will thicken them

Parametric Stairs

In this Rhino Grasshopper stair tutorial we will use a simple loft surface to model a series of parametric stairs. First we will model the base curves in Rhino and use the loft command in Grasshopper to make the surface. Then we will use the “Contour” command to make the stairs curves and use an offset component combined with etrusion to finish the model.

Wavy Pattern

In this Rhino Grasshopper tutorial we will model a wavy pattern on a freeform surface. First we will model the base NURB surface and then we will make a planar surface which it’s dimension is related to the surface. We will use Isotrim to make strips on the ground and start modeling the pattern. At the end we will morph the pattern back on to the surface and finish the tutorial.

Pufferfish Twisted Box

In this Rhino Grasshopper pufferfish plugin tutorial we will use the twisted box pipe variable component to make a parametric model. First we will define the inputs and how it works and then we will use the thickness component to extract the center.

Kangaroo Curve Collide Grasshopper

Kangaroo Curve Collide

In this Grasshopper Kangaroo tutorial we will study how we can collide a series of particles with a curve. First we will produce a series of random points and define them as spheres for collision and then we will use curve collide to detect the collison.