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INTERACTION DESIGN

Hanging Light

This lighting fixture was designed for rapid prototyping as part of a class in prototyping and project development. The objectives of the project were to learn how to convert 3D computer models into 2D profiles that can be read by the laser cutter. In Rhino, the planar and unroll commands were used to convert the 3D objects into 2D profiles, and the final lamp model had to be disassembled and re-assembled for assessment.

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Background

This lighting fixture was designed for rapid prototyping as part of a class in prototyping and project development. Constraints and objectives were given as part of the assignment.

Design and build a lighting fixture that can be flatpacked for shipping and easily assembled by the customer.

The fixture should be designed for simple manufacture using common materials and a laser cutter.

Process

This lighting fixture was designed for rapid prototyping as part of a class in prototyping and project development. The objectives of the project were to learn how to convert 3D computer models into 2D profiles that can be read by the laser cutter. In Rhino, the planar and unroll commands were used to convert the 3D objects into 2D profiles, and the final lamp model had to be disassembled and re-assembled for assessment.

Process

Solution


Design and build a lighting fixture that can be flatpacked for shipping and easily assembled by the customer.

The fixture should be designed for simple manufacture using common materials and a laser cutter.