Category Archives: Final Results

Shiny Honeycomb now on Thingiverse

We have uploaded the fabrication files or the S.Honeycomb on Thingiverse! Now anyone can download and fabricate it!
To download the files through Thingiverse click here.

Shiny Honeycomb

Final illuminate model; photography: Areti Nikolopoulou

Team: Laura Malingraux, Paula García, Victor Arranz, Oscar Miguelez.

This project is very complete, because it expires with practically all the requirements:

  1. A concrete urban place and use (YES)
  2. A recycled material sense of use (YES)
  3. A solid and geometric structure wich does not break up (YES)
  4. A three-dimensional expansion (NO)

Because of it, this project needs to evolution into a 3D expanding shape to be perfectly satisfactory.

First, there is an attempt to stick the silver trays with different nods to make the structure. But this way isn’t possible because the trays cannot be structural.

So that for, it’s needed to come back to the first structure, where the main piece remains since it is and develop the joint pieces, allowing up growing.

The final evolution of the project, is to change the geometrical and crude pieces shapes into more fluid and aesthetic. Also, the final material will be changed from wood into smoked plexiglass, to get a better fusion between the silver trays and the structure to get a magic and wonderfull game of lights.

The final object has achied a really beautifull design perfectly melted with a functional structure.

Equipo: Laura Malingraux, Paula García, Victor Arranz, Oscar Miguelez.

Este proyecto es muy completo ya que cumple con prácticamente todos los requisitos:

  1. Un uso y emplazamiento urbano concreto (SÍ)
  2. Un uso razonado del material reciclado elegido (SÍ)
  3. Una sólida y geométrica estructura que se aguante por sí misma y no parta (SÍ)
  4. Una expansión tridimensonal (NO)

Debido a esto, este proyecto necesita una evolución hacia una forma de expansión tridimensional en el espacio, para ser perfectamente satisfactorio.

Primero, existe un intento de unión de las bandejas de aluminio con diferentes nodos para hacer la estructura. Pero este camino no es posible, ya que las bandejas no pueden ser estructurales.

Por esta razón, se vuelve a la primera estructura donde la pieza principal se queda tal como está y se desarrollan las piezas de junta, para que puedan permitir el crecimiento hacia arriba.

La evolución final del proyecto, es la de cambiar las geométricas y toscas formas de las piezas en unas más fluidas y estéticas. También, el material final se cambia, la estructura de madera pasará a ser de metacrilato ahumado para obtener una mejor fusión entre las bandejas de aluminio y la estructura consiguiendo un mágico y maravilloso juego de luces.

El objeto final ha alcanzado un diseño verdaderamente bonito, perfectamente mezclado con una estructura funcional.

Project Sketch

Final model detail; photography: Victor Arranz

Final Model; photography: Areti Nikolopoulou

Mutant brush on

We started uploading the projects on the platform by the makerbot people to share fabrication files in a creative commons environment.

This is the link for our first project in the platform. We will be completing the entry with additional information: further pictures, assembly manual, etc.

Link to mutant brush / the commons factory on thingiverse >>

Workshop begins tomorrow!

We are very happy to open this blog!

We are in Madrid and ready to start tomorrow a new workshop on digital fabrication, everyday life, urban intervention and free culture. The workshop will be taking place in a very interesting place, Absolut Lab, that was just inaugurated. The Lab is part of the “Center for Bits and Atoms” Fab Lab network and promises to bring a lot of action to the Spanish capital…

We intend “The Commons Factory” to become a long term research and production project. “::plug ins at santa ana” will be the first event.