Week 04: Phase 2 - Diving Deep

During Phase 2 (Fri 9/25 - Fri 10/9) we'll work in the following small groups to dive deep into the topics outlined below: 

Hardware Team
- R&D 1: two people R&D Extruder Type A (Motor Driven?)
- R&D 2: two people R&D Extruder Type B (Pneumatic extrusion?) 

Gantry Team
- R&D 3: one or two people R&D on modeling, assembling and running next 3d printing machines at larger Phase 3 machine.

Material Team
- R&D 4: two people R&D Material 1 (Concrete + something) and two people R&D Material 2 (Biomaterial + something)

Software Team
- R&D 5: four people R&D on 3d printing Cellular Structures with Grassshopper including visualizing wall studies and small dwellings. 

MID-REVIEW: On Friday 10/9 we'll have a mid-review with outside reviewers. The goal is to present the following:

  1. Live Demonstration of 3d printer
  2. Multiple final (dried) 6' x 1' tall 3d printed prototypes
  3. Digital drawings of wall prototypes and multiple possible versions
  4. Digital drawings of potential dwelling units for final phase including budget and schedule estimations. 
  5. Digital drawings of large scale gantry including budget and schedule estimations. 

For Wednesday 9/30 - To be presented in Studio using 11x17 PDF Digital Format:

R&D 1: Hardware (Joseph and Sam)
R&D 2: Hardware (Gloria and Arash)
R&D 3: Gantry (Eva) 

- share results of weekend research with 5 others (everything should be formatted onto 11x17's)
- ensure that V2 research trajectories are unique but with some productive crossovers

- R&D 1+2: Precedent Research - research four precedent examples (one per person) of end-effectors that are related to what you are interested in doing. How were they made and controlled? What could they do or not do?
- R&D 1+2: Proposal - prepare 3d drawings of proposed V2 end effector. Indicated extruder, passage and hopper.  
 
- R&D 3: Precedent Research - research other large scale gantry 3d printers world wide. Please prepare an analysis. What is the largest 3d printer in California? How big would ours need to be? Can you make a diagram that helps us understand scale and possibilities? Are there other examples that might inform our process?

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R&D 4: Materials 1 & 2 (Skye, Kyle, Armughan, with Mrnalini)

- share results of weekend research with 4 others (everything should be formatted onto 11x17's)
- ensure that research trajectories are unique but with some productive crossovers

- R&D 4: Precedent Research - research four precedent examples (one per person) that interest you and will inform your process. How were they printed and created? What was their purpose? What are their possibilities? Map out their cost and availability to SF?
- R&D 4: Proposal - prepare recipe and begin systematic material extrusion research.

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R&D 5: Software (Franca, Terry, Wut, with Sitou)

- share results of weekend research with 4 others (everything should be formatted onto 11x17's)
- ensure that research trajectories are unique but with some productive crossovers

- R&D 5: Precedent Research - research four precedent examples (one per person) that interest you and will inform your process. These should be examples from fashion, industrial design, architecture an allied field. How did these precedent explore the idea of stranded or cellular architectures? 
- R&D 5: Dwelling Precedent Research - research four precedent examples (one per person) that look at small dwellings or habitats at the scale of a human body.
- R&D 5: Proposal - Work in pairs to develop 2-3 proposals for 3d printed small dwellings. These should be created in Grasshopper with a focus on developing tool paths for our extruders to follow.