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New depth sensors such as the one embedded in the MS Kinect system work in real-time, enabling to create an instant 3D scan of objects. In this project, we are exploring a large-scale installation that demonstrates this by a 400+ array of motors and LEDS. This work includes interaction design, hard-coding and lots of soldering etc. The result will be put on exhibit on various international shows.(Expert: Jouke Verlinden)

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Frame

The past week we’ve been working on a lot of aspects of the frame, firstly we made a more detailed mock-up of the 400 pixels:

 

 

Did some impact tests to see what the worst-case scenario would be:

 

 

Worst case scenario: if everything goes wrong and all the 400 pixels receive power without the control of microchips we are looking at a maximum force of 2 kN. Next step was to take the previously posted frame mockup and run it through some simulations:

 

 
Results above showed some major deflections if the frame was subjected to this loading. This prompted another quick brainstorm session at IO:

 

 

 

 
Idea came up to do something with the frame of an adult swingset, sturdy cheap and actually quite aesthetically pleasing. Below a quick sketch of what we are currently thinking off:
 

 

 

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