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Different mechanical controls types

posted Jun 13, 2011, 7:49 PM by Cesar Harada   [ updated Jun 13, 2011, 8:07 PM ]
3 teams working now in parallel on different prototype families. 

surface sketch

From left to right : 
- only "balloons". Inflatable shape controlled with internal pressure transfers. 
- "surface controlled". Controlling using the outer shell of the vessel.
- "Articulated", on a central spine. The most traditional. 

These designs are not final, we are only exploring different ways of constructing the vessel and controlling the shape dynamically. I have also assigned arbitrarily a serial number to each of these. 
005.2 "Spine" : Roberto + Cesar + Molly.
005.3 "Suface Control" : Qiuyang + Sebastian.
005.4 "Pressure" : Mathew + Logan. 

Soon, pictures of the making of these - and tests at the end of the week!