Project 01: TENSION AND COMPRESSION (Partner: Hanna Stark)
12" x 12" wood base, .25" thick
Wood cube, weighing 1.25 pounds
Round dowel, .25" in diameter, sanded to a taper on both ends
1/6th" eye hooks
NOTE: NO glue was used
TOP VIEW OF STRING PLACEMENT
SIDE VIEW OF STRING PLACEMENT
Project 02: HORIZONTAL STRUCTURE (Partner: Victoria Goss)
A COMBINATION OF SUPER GLUE, WOOD GLUE, AND TACKY GLUE HELD THE BRIDGE TOGETHER
Wooden dowels, square cross-section, 1/16"
CONSTRUCTION: Joints were clamped to properly cure the glue
BREAKING AFTER 56 POUNDS!
In this project, I explored 4 different types of trusses. From top to bottom: symmetrical, variable pitch, asymmetrical, and curved. This exercise was 2-dimensional, meant to facilitate an understanding of what these different types of trusses look like from a design perspective.
Black Foam Core
Laser Cut Chipboard