Week 3: Complications

We spent the majority of this week fixing the 3D printer we were meant to experiment with in our lab. Firstly one of the slider snapped so we had to print a new part and secondly the plastic (PLA) was not extruding properly.IMG_20151006_140009

Spare Part

However, alongside this we were able to create the new base plate to stretch the fabric over. In addition we started to look at which overall shapes we could make from this origami-like process.

We came across the Hyperbolic Paraboloid shape.

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