After getting all the pieces assembled, one finds that there is no way to get the pieces to line up, since the shape is not a ring, but a helix.
Material: Scroll Saw-Cut Walnut
A study in cooperation and interdependence.
Materials: fir, glue
Unlike a regular kaleidoscope in which the three mirrors form a triangular prism, the mirrors in the polyhedral kaleidoscope form a truncated triangular pyramid. This results in the replicated images no longer being coplanar (as in a regular kaleidoscope), but rather meeting each other at an angle. In this version of the polyhedral kaleidoscope the angles are calculated to create a virtual icosahedron—one of the five Platonic solids—formed by 20 equilateral triangles.
As the user moves fluorescent shapes over the open end of The Geometron, a tiny camera captures their movements and displays them on a monitor at the core.
Unlike a regular kaleidoscope in which the three mirrors form a triangular prism, the mirrors in The Geometron form a truncated triangular pyramid, resulting in a polyhedral kaleidoscope. The replicated images are not coplanar (as in a regular kaleidoscope), but rather meet each other at an angle. In this version of the polyhedral kaleidoscope the angles are calculated to create a virtual disdyakis triacontahedron (aka hexakis icosahedron) consisting of 120 uniform triangles.
Keeping CDs in order in conventional slotted storage systems usually means a lot of tiresome rearranging and reshelving. CDsorter is designed to free you from this chore by letting you create new slots anywhere in your collection using additional CDsorter trays. CDsorter also adapts to your space requirements and expands with your collection.
Changing the angle between the two sides of these accordions cause them to lengthen or shorten.
Materials: laser-cut plywood, cloth, glue
Two swings are attached to each other below their fulcrums via a steel tube. One of the more interesting results of this coupling is shown here where just one of the two swingers pump, while the other swinger sits still. At first, only the pumper moves, but gradually, the non-pumper starts to move as well. The non-pumper continues to swing ever higher, eventually “stealing” all the kinetic energy from the pumper, thus leaving the pumper at a stand-still—but only momentarily. After a few moments, the energy begins to return to the pumper, eventually leaving the non-pumper at rest. And so it continues, with the energy moving back and forth between the two.
A concept for a circular fence in which each stave would have two orientations: flush, and angled. By selecting different combinations of flush and angled staves, different rhythms would be produced by running around the fence with a stick. By angling only the staves that share a given symbol one can create a pre-programmed rhythm.
Commissioned by the San Jose Museum of Art, this piece responds to Alexander Calder’s Big Red by placing a bank of individually programmed lights on one side of Big Red, and a rear-projection screen on the opposite side.
In some of the programming, colored lights are used to cast colored shadows. In order to accomplish this without changing the color of Big Red, every color combination used combines additively to create white light.