Vase Fabrication
The goal of this fabrication project was to use the 6 Axis Robot with a Dohle Micro Thermoplastic Extruder to experiment the iterative process of design and fabrication. Geometric transformations in Grasshopper were used to achieve the final dynamic print. The geometry of the profile comes from the division of a circle, from the center to the edges. The base has two more points than the top of the structure and experiences a series of push/pull, twist, and rotation transformations. 
Minimal Surface
Advanced Digital Fabrication | Collaboration with Clark Chen

The shape is created by first modeling a minimal surface that is based off of the Tripely minimal surface equation. A set box dimension within quads was established. Two surfaces were generated from curves using Grasshopper. Once the surface was created it was mirrored and rotated to create a Tripely minimal surface. Then surface was joined and referenced as a B-rep in Grasshopper. Once deconstructed the mesh surface component was used to change the amount of subdivisions and typology of mesh. Kangaroo was then used to create the minimal surface and Weaverbird was used to produce a cleaner mesh. 

Computing Minimal Surfaces
Advanced Digital Fabrication | Collaboration with Clark Chen

A normal surface was created that was not based off of a function or equation. Options were explored using grasshopper with a preexisting understanding of grasshopper and physics engines. Rather than using curves to outline the surfaces, surface edges were used to pin a surface. These surfaces were converted into a mesh surface that can have a variation of quality through the u and v subdivisions. Kangaroo physics 

Physical Form Finding

Digital Model Renderings

Digital Model 3D Documentation 

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