Mylar as laminated hinge

April 27, 2007 on 8:48 am | In Uncategorized | No Comments

Made an experiment today after reading that mylar was being used as a materia for solar sails. I thought if its good enough for NASA its good enough for me. The result is a quite springy waterbomb base. It has potential. I used a 75micro sheet laminated with 300gsm card.

Oribotics [giant]

April 27, 2007 on 8:41 am | In Uncategorized | No Comments

It’s been a while since I last made an entry, been busy, got married had a baby, and applied for more funding (not necessarily in that order - the funding that is…)

So I thought I’d better come back with something BIG. Giant in fact.

This image is from a recent application to the Australia Council for the Arts, wherein I applied for funding to research the creation of giant oribots. Its been a long term dream and I’d love to build a big one a public artwork. The research grant is to prove the concept, and develop necessary documentation to make the build possible. We’ll see how it goes.

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