Mini Randall under construction
A low-tech test casting: cut foam cubes, stack, mix balls foam into cement, pour, break away cubes.
Simple stacking of the mold cubes works when they are clamped together in all 3 directions. The next step is to go larger with steel bars going through in an offset grid, acting as both clamps and temporary support structure.
Rhino-based optimization workflow
Overview of custom vB scripting nodes developed within the Grasshopper environment to create generative geometry for the Rhino optimization workflow. Specific descriptions of the sorting algorithms used to derive the geometry to come.
Test prints of some of the top performing variations
Generative structure 3d print test
The obligatory time-lapse video of our first 3d print of one of the structures derived from an optimization digital workflow.
Rhino-based optimization workflow test
First test of a new workflow for structural optimization based completely within the grasshopper plug-in for Rhinoceros 3d.