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HI-FI PROTOTYPE DESIGN PROCESS
Outside layer and box. Here we created templates and cut out tetra packs to the templates traced on.This would form the petals on the outside layer. To hide previous packaging designs in the tetrapacks, we covered it with hessian. The fabric choice was a deliberate attempt to emphasise the recycled feel. The box beneath were made from wood that were also sourced from reverse garbage, the box below allows a compact space to put all the wiring - that also would no affect the design intention.   HI-FI PROTOTYPE DESIGN PROCESS
Outside layer and box. Here we created templates and cut out tetra packs to the templates traced on.This would form the petals on the outside layer. To hide previous packaging designs in the tetrapacks, we covered it with hessian. The fabric choice was a deliberate attempt to emphasise the recycled feel. The box beneath were made from wood that were also sourced from reverse garbage, the box below allows a compact space to put all the wiring - that also would no affect the design intention.   HI-FI PROTOTYPE DESIGN PROCESS
Outside layer and box. Here we created templates and cut out tetra packs to the templates traced on.This would form the petals on the outside layer. To hide previous packaging designs in the tetrapacks, we covered it with hessian. The fabric choice was a deliberate attempt to emphasise the recycled feel. The box beneath were made from wood that were also sourced from reverse garbage, the box below allows a compact space to put all the wiring - that also would no affect the design intention.   HI-FI PROTOTYPE DESIGN PROCESS
Outside layer and box. Here we created templates and cut out tetra packs to the templates traced on.This would form the petals on the outside layer. To hide previous packaging designs in the tetrapacks, we covered it with hessian. The fabric choice was a deliberate attempt to emphasise the recycled feel. The box beneath were made from wood that were also sourced from reverse garbage, the box below allows a compact space to put all the wiring - that also would no affect the design intention.   HI-FI PROTOTYPE DESIGN PROCESS
Outside layer and box. Here we created templates and cut out tetra packs to the templates traced on.This would form the petals on the outside layer. To hide previous packaging designs in the tetrapacks, we covered it with hessian. The fabric choice was a deliberate attempt to emphasise the recycled feel. The box beneath were made from wood that were also sourced from reverse garbage, the box below allows a compact space to put all the wiring - that also would no affect the design intention.   

HI-FI PROTOTYPE DESIGN PROCESS

Outside layer and box. 
Here we created templates and cut out tetra packs to the templates traced on.This would form the petals on the outside layer. To hide previous packaging designs in the tetrapacks, we covered it with hessian. The fabric choice was a deliberate attempt to emphasise the recycled feel.

The box beneath were made from wood that were also sourced from reverse garbage, the box below allows a compact space to put all the wiring - that also would no affect the design intention.   


HI-FI PROTOTYPE DESIGN PROCESS

Attaching all petals to the disc that is operated by the servo. hooray it works! code used is the basic function found in arduino examples.

instead of using copper wire we used jumper cables, because they were strong and solid enough to hold the petals, while maintaining flexibility so the shape would not obscure like the copper wire.


HI-FI PROTOTYPE DESIGN PROCESS

attaching servo to one petal using copper wire.
it does work and lift the petal as intended, however the copper wire slightly bends, so we need to seek alternative solutions.


Prototype #6

Here we chose the final shape/size of the inside layer, looked at possible materials (other than cards), chose a mechanism to work with and attached it to a servo. 

The prototype open and closed quite elegantly, unfortunately after multiple test runs, the servo did not stick on to disk well enough. This meant that for our final hi-fi prototype we would have to use strong adhesive to ensure the disc stays attached to the servo. 


Futurelab Masterclass day 2 After showing our prototype to Matthew Gardiner, we received some feedback and sketched out possible hinge methods and mechanisms to experiment with in our prototyping process. We also did an activity to help us explain our concept in a succinct manner to the audience. Futurelab Masterclass day 2 After showing our prototype to Matthew Gardiner, we received some feedback and sketched out possible hinge methods and mechanisms to experiment with in our prototyping process. We also did an activity to help us explain our concept in a succinct manner to the audience. 

Futurelab Masterclass day 2 

After showing our prototype to Matthew Gardiner, we received some feedback and sketched out possible hinge methods and mechanisms to experiment with in our prototyping process. 

We also did an activity to help us explain our concept in a succinct manner to the audience. 


Prototype #5


This the result of rapid 2 hour prototyping, where we tried to create the basic movement to see how it workings in a 3D spatial setting using cards and a working servo. A flower suited to the size of the box was made but did not have to resources to connect them together. 

This was a rough design, and knew that it would require precise measuring and cutting, experimenting with other materials and see whether this would effect the smoothness of lifting up and down.