Material System Workshop:
During the workshop we are going to test different materials and construction systems that we are going to use during the Summer School.
Freestanding surface trial
In this experiment we tried to create a surface which can stand vertically and carry its own weight. Scaling up with the same hoses (polyethylene tube (gapex) 10/12 mm) created problems with the stiffness of the surface. We also experience bucking problems in the peak points (midpoints of the hose).
Since we need and input-output system for the algae to grown we also adjusted the weaving pattern
Tests with polyethylene tube (gapex) 10/12 mm
We made several experiments and created a small surface with polyethylene tubes. Each element consists of two hoses weaved to each other.
Algae growth experiments
The second system we are going to introduce is a bioreactor system for algae to grow inside he pipes.
We started making diagrams of the possible movements, different patters etc.
Introducing a movable component to the woven hose system
the investigation of a controlled movement through a wooden system with joints
Weaving hoses and movement
Here is the experimentation
Hydroponic system testing
Testing the hoses
Checking the curvature of plastic hoses