BUILD ANYTHING is the motto.
Build Any THING
The THING that I want to build is a work of art of fidelity and import. The work is intended as a tribute to the new Science of Chaos and the new Mathematics of Fractals. Its scale holds true to the monumental nature of these new ideas.
When completed the work will be a folded paper sculpture measuring 36ft by 24ft and be comprised of 307,200 folded paper elements.
The work has been subdivided into 12 sections called “Quadros.” The first two Quadros have been completed using a system that employed technology and hand craft. A reception is being planned for the event of mounting of these two Quadros together for the first time.
The first monochromatic test Section was assembled by hand and cut by the “Silver Bullet,” a stencil machine that evolved from the scrap-booking industry. Quadros are comprised of 25,600 Elements. They are further subdivided into 16 Sections of 1600 Elements.
I am hopeful that the relaxed and personal BUILD story that I am about to tell will have an appeal in the arts as well as the technical community. We humans and our machines are now co-evolving. Machines give us incredible power to make all manner of things. Art gives us the perception to make things of value and beauty. The Silver Bullet is sometimes referred to as a Cricet on steroids. It has evolved into a highly accurate and durable production machine for cutting light weight material of limited size and remains very much part of the Feedback Fractal production process.The next machine will be a Workbee 1510 built from a kit and fitted with a drag bade to serve as a flatbed pattern cutter. Other machines will follow.The next Quadro will be built solely by OpenBuilds machines.
Here is the first episode of the Scecina Memorial High School OpenBuilds Build
Workbee 1510 BUILD.
EPISODE1 Deals with the
Art & Beauty
Here is the second episode of the Scecina Memorial High School OpenBuilds Workbee 1510 BUILD.
EPISODE2 deals with
Making Wheel Assemblies
The Beauty of Openbuilds
EPISODE 3 deals with
Building the “X” Axis Gantry
The Openbuilds Community
The “X” Axis Gantry is the largest and heaviest movable component of the machine.
It is comprised of:
“Z” Axis Carriage
“X” Axis Rail
“Y” Axis Wheel Assemblies (2)
The Openbuilds Community lives mainly on the web yet in some ways it fulfills our human need for belonging. A crucial element of the “Open” concept, it is a vibrant mix of connection, communication, information, encouragement, and entertainment.
The image below is a placeholder.
Edits on the EPISODE3 video have begun and the video will be along soon.
EPISODE4 Deals with
Building the Frame
Third Decade of the New Millennium
The Frame is comprised of:
20 x 40 C-Beam Rails (2)
20 x 20 Rails (2)
End Plates (4)
After completing the frame the full measure of the Workbee 1510 machine is realized. At this step, T-nuts need to be placed in anticipation of anchoring the spoiler board.
The inexorable passage of time has brought many changes since the arrival of the New Millennium. As a romantic, I felt compelled to usher in the momentous occasion in a special way. December 31, 1999 found me celebrating in St. Peter’s Bernini Square in Rome Italy the country of my birth.
For your pleasure and entertainment and because I believe that ritual is important, here is a video of the New Year’s Eve celebration of the year 2000, Rome, Italy.
At this time, I am very much looking forward to celebrating New Year 2020 in a special way. Moving into the third decade of the Millennium is worth celebrating for Openbuilds as well. Openbuilds seems very much in step with the times in a number of important ways discussed in EPISODE4.
The image below is a placeholder for the EPISODE4 video that given sufficient interest will soon follow.
EPISODE5: Finale - Deals with
The Spoiler Board
The Future’s So Bright I got to wear shades.
The spoiler board is the final step in the mechanical portion of the “Build” bringing us very close to becoming operational with our new method of making the Art.
As an optimist, I am filled with positive anticipation and singing “The Future’s So Bright I got to wear shades” for I am confident that the Workbee will bring an exponential increase in productivity.
The image below is a placeholder for EPISODE5 that given sufficient interest will follow.
EPISODE6 Beyond The Build
To be announced.
the Feedback Fractal project
The Story of the Scecina Memorial High School 1510 BUILD will unfold through a series of 10 minute Episodes. Each episode will consist of video showing how to assemble some aspect of the 1510 overlaid with a discussion about Technology, Art, Philosophy... and Life the Universe and Everything. Episode two is soon to follow. If sufficient interest ensues, the episodes may continue beyond the building of the 1510 to relate its use in the making of the Art.
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution - CC BY