From the UK, spent the last year in Denmark.
If I had to summarise my motivation in one sentence it would be supporting the move towards a post-consumerist society and leaving the world a better place than the mess we were born in to.
Experience working with FabLab RUC, Illutron, Pinewood Studios and LEGO systems a/s.
Our fruit inspired Upcycling Sculptures was the first collaboration between all members of MANDIN.
An audio spectrum analyser measuring 1.2m x 1.2m that allows you to connect any audio device via a 3.5mm AUX cable and visualize the amplitudes of seven different frequencies using seven strips of RGBW LEDs. The user has control over the colour scheme of LEDs and the ability to scale to suit the volume of the input signal.
Not one piece of plastic has naturally biodegraded, without human intervention, since its invention. Yet every year we still produce over 300 million tonnes of now plastic. Despite being recyclable most plastics end up in landfill. The ultimate goal of my project is to change the stigma attached to used plastic from seeing it as a waste product to seeing it as a valuable resource. This material is made from HDPE but the process of how it was made is transferable across all seven classifications of recyclable plastic.
The material is shredded in to a granules then heated in an oven. HDPE was chosen as the main type of plastics for this project because it has the widest distance between its melting and its burning temperatures, 130 °C - 180 °C, out of the six most abundant types of recyclable plastic.
The machine is part of a greater project to develop the process of turning waste HDPE/LDPE into a useable material. HDPE and LDPE both have a very low melting point of 130°C and 100°C respectively. This means that they can easily be melted and formed into useable material. To maximise the structural integrity and density of the material it is required to shred it down into thin straw like strands. The project was conducted as part of my internship at FabLab RUC, full documentation and of the project and a tutorial is available here.
The project was also featured on Hack A Day, the article can be found here.
Modeled using Solidworks 2014, rendered using Luxion Keyshot 5
Haida Art Morse Code Smoke Ring Vending Machine
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