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The Spark

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A concept that creates a mark making practise of using a 3D pen that melts down tubes of plastic to form a sculpture.ART232 creates patterns based on individuals facial expression and prints out a 3D sculpture based on their different moods.

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Convergence

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As discussed each of the research projects submitted individually, it became noticeable that a common theme arose between all the conceptualized ideas. That being, emotion played a large role in the development of the mark-making practice and the implementation of it in a concept. In terms of the actual marking practice, it was decided that the materials would be exotic and not produced solely in a two-dimensional space, but rather in 3D to further explore a slightly more challenging area of artistic development.

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Genesis of UNO Bot

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The use of a cute robotic monkey, with the ability to create 3D art using its tail, while being affected on an emotional level by the users gesture interaction, is more than a thought provoking concept. Will this robot be producing art?

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Time to Leap!

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Furthermore the justification of the using a 3D pen to create the works needed to be fleshed out. The Kinect sensor that we initially theorized to read our gestures was also critiqued due to the fact that it would only read body movements and not precise hand gestures.

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Let the Doodling begin..

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We began by focusing on the design of the tail. As we were aware, the strength and rigidity of the tail was essential in order for it to be a viable way to portray our characters mark-making. We also needed to focus on the toque provided by the servos so that it would be able to provide sufficient lift to accommodate the weight of the 3D pen at a distance away from the joint.

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UNO Presentation & Tail

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After receiving feedback from the previous assignment, it was imperative that we take in the advice of the tutors and try to implement these changes as best we could. The feedback suggested that our gestures and interaction with the robot were static and could be expanded upon to create a dynamic interaction. Furthermore the justification of the using a 3D pen to create the works needed to be fleshed out.

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UNO In the Making

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As we concluded our last blog with the “under construction” of the tail, and left without revealing our final concept that would allow us to make a fluid motion in order to mimic the tail and successfully integrate it… It is time to reveal what we have been working on.

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The Tail Refined

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Over the weekend break we were able to discuss further aspects of our project as a group. During the building phase we encountered a large number of roadblocks, however we were not phased as every problem has a solution and we were about to make the parts we needed come together nicely for this stage.

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MakerBot Uno

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We knew that the time would come to finally 3D print the monkey, after all the project wouldn’t exist without it.

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Expressionist UNO

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During the course of the week our team was deliberating over finding a solution to get emotions into UNO. Initially our plan of ninja flex would facilitate this need but this fell through due to the unstable nature of the printing.

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Optic Fibre teeth?

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During our brainstorming before the servos arrived Rohann came up with a brilliant idea of adding more emotions to UNO. More specifically by adding a mouth to UNO.

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Going Bananas...

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To stick with the theme of UNO the team decided the 3D pen needed to take on an entirely different shape. Naturally the first thing we thought of was a banana.

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Working Prototype

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Needing to have a working prototype ready for testing, our collaborative efforts led what resembled a robotic monkey. Far from finalised though, he still seems rather cute...

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Perfect Surface

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After the prototype demonstration, it was clear that the mark making needed a more user friendly drawing surface and thus the discovery of the perfect surface...

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Final Documentation Video

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It was important to wrap up the whole process and document the final results, which are presented in two videos. These videos are further supported with written documentation that leads towards our final composition of the mark making robot.

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