Making a Wood Joint out of 8 Pieces for a Structural System

The outcome of the project is a concept of a space that would build itself. Kenneth Cheung in his PhD, titled ”DigitalCellular Solids: reconfigurable composite materials.”,  developed a structural modular system out of two-dimensional crosses forming a rigid network. Cheung proposed that his approach could be used in the aerospace industry and in architecture. The research project presented below uses Cheung’s modular system for architectural purposes. The aim is to find and test out different Fabrication Methods such as CNC milling to create a prototype in Scale 1:1 within a technological and cost constraints so that people anywhere on the planet could build it themselves.

 

Cut Steps

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The project took place in WS 2016/17 and is part of the master students research model at DDU at TU Darmstadt.

 

Student:

FELIX DANNER

 

Supervisor:

BASTIAN WIBRANEK

 

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Filling Space: Geometry & CNC Hotwire Cutting

The goal of this project is to produce a modular system for exhibition stand using a space filling 3D pattern and elements cut out from styrofoam on a CNC Hotwire cutter. The projects presents investigations into space filling patterns. It also documents the calibration and fine-tuning of the CNC Hotwire cutter.

 

Aggregation Example

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The project took place in WS 2016/17 and is part of the master students research model at DDU at TU Darmstadt.

 

Student:

JIALIN LIN

 

Supervisor:

ANDREA ROSSI

 

Jialin_Lin-Filling-Space-Geometry-&-CNC-Hotwire-Cutting_CoverFor more information check out the booklet


Creating an Obstacle Sensor for Robotic Tasks

This research project documents the construction of a laser barrier as an object sensor for easy implementation in generic pick-and place robotic procedures
The main goal is to design an inexpensive plug-and-play object sensor for generic gripping and placing robots. The aim is that after reading this paper everyone can build this sensor on a laser barrier. The focus of this work is the communication between an Arduino and a computer.

One possible area of application is the 20.000 BLOCKS project, where our robot Ginger — a UR10 robot arm — recreates buildings designed by Minecraft players as models.

 

Arduino Wiring Diagram

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The project took place in SoSe 2017 and is part of the master students research course at DDU at TU Darmstadt.

 

Student:

MAX SCHAUFELBERGER

 

Supervisor:

ANTON SAVOV

ALEXANDER STEFAS

 

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