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DDPlab Digital Design & Production | IoA Institute of Architecture | University of Applied Arts Vienna

Digital Design & Production – Semester Task WS16/17

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official course description, modalities and sign-up -> Digitales Entwerfen und Digitale Produktion / Editing 4 WS16/17

CARAPAX

STEP 1
….with the help of the Artec EVA 3D-Scanner of the Department of Geometry each student has to scan one joint ___  ANKLE | KNEE | ELLBOW | WRIST ___ of their own body and produce a clean 3D-mesh file.

STEP 2
….each student has to choose one “anatomically armoured” animal precendent ___ e.g.: TURTLE | CRUSTACEAN | INSECT | DINOSAUR ___ and geometrically study the shape (tilings, patterns, …) and structure (joints, load distribution, wall thicknesses, …) of the respective shield in relation to necessary movements – through hand as well as digital sketches.

STEP 3
….based on the form, structure and working mechanisms of their chosen animal precedent, each student has to develop a custom fitted armour to their scanned body joint.
This will be done in an bidirectional process through digital and physical studies. The main tool will be an FDM-3D-Printer which will also set the maximum size of each individual part within the CARAPAX). All individual pieces of the body-armour have to connect to each other by themselves without any type of glue, the only other materials allowed depending on the design) are zip-ties and several type of strings.

DELIVERABLES:

  • a PDF-documentation of the process and imagery (photos) of the end-product
  • a series of physical studies of the joint and shield development
  • one complete working prototype fitted to the real body-part

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION / REFERENCES / LINKS / INSPIRATION:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armour_(anatomy)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exoskeleton
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crustacean
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crab
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle

Using computer algorithms in design is like “sculpting with a new material”

Neri Oxman creates wearable 3D-printed structures for interplanetary voyages

 

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:892654

 

3D-SCANNING:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ryow1OLktM

https://www.artec3d.com/3d-scanner/artec-spider
https://www.artec3d.com/cases/eva-helps-produce-3d-printed-prosthesis-gastrocnemius-muscle
https://www.artec3d.com/3d-models/arm

GUARDS:

http://reviews.mtbr.com/2017-dainese-protection
http://reviews.mtbr.com/sixsixone-recon-knee-pads-review

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