PENDULUM

this is a project research in collaboration with Grau Puche.
the concept started as building a pendulum that has distorts the perception of time. during the process the design and features of the piece changed and iterated. in the end, for the mid term presentation, we built an unruly pendulum.

visual and mechanical references: 

Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson

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sketches of design 1 and 2
cnc wood case and backdrop + mirror pendulum + steel rod
     

 

                         will update the image

 

 

design 1 prototype 1
right when we started prototyping the pendulum and see how to connect it with a stepper motor, we realized we didn't have enough time to experiment with unfamiliar materials this time. so we used left over acrylic. we had to study the swing movement of the pendulum, and test how long the arm of the pendulum was and how heavy the stepper motor could handle. below is the first prototype of the pendulum.

 
 




design 3 prototype 1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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