Tag Archives: digital fabrication

Mutant brush on thingiverse.com

We started uploading the projects on thingiverse.com 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 >>

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Lost in translation / idea


Idea model Lost in translation 1.0 2010.10.19

Team: Diego Ceresuela, Manuel González Nogueira, Lourdes Hernández Moreno, David Hernando

[idea and fabrication design]
Lost in translation 2.0 is the result of the convergence of two former projects, Lost in translation 1.0 and xxx. Its consists in a portable personal canopy to be put over one of the granite benches in the plaza de Santa Ana. The canopy could potentially incorporate various functionalities / devices, like lighting, vaporized water nozzles, sound and/or video…

The canopy in the actual instance that we are trying to fabricate incorporates a folded flexible cardboard skin that uses hair pins in its construction.


Skin model with hair pins and structure prototype with Irene Aláez [Absolut Lab] and tutor 2010.10.24

Different approaches on skin structures

Botte-mote / idea


Botte-mote joint detail with plaza Santa Ana in the background; photo: Javier Yela

Team: Isabel González, Lucas López, Javier Yela

Botte-mote departed from the implementation of small plastic bottle as a joint [rótula] that was first built with cardboard. Then the team went on exploring the potential of the mechanism, prototyping it in 3mm plywood.

Several applications of the mechanism were developed, combining multiple joints in scissor like devices. One of the possible applications to be presented in the Plaza de Santa Ana will be small tables to accompany the existing benches, that we may use to put our fliers.

Experimentation with joints went on into the design fabrication phase building various small multi-articulated structures that can be transformed by the public… The mechanism could be thought of as the basis for larger structures to be used in public space.


Photo: Javier Yela


Application as table

Other possible applications of the mechanism