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1/8 Scale Assembly

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More images from the 1/8 scale model….





-The tab connection does not restrict unfolding and requires further bolting to ensure stability.

-A tab connection can reduce overall elements from 1000+/- to 250+/- as connections are incorporated in the panel.  This probably doesn’t save money in material cost but drastically reduces assembly time and frustration!!

-Tabs were scaled based on panel edge lengths and therefore varied the size & hole distances.

-The fenestration seems to weaken the panel if it occupies a large percentage and nears the edges.

-Material width was not accounted for and would result in a 9″ increase in the overall full scale length!!  This means that all panels must be reduced by 1/8″ to account for the 1/8″ tab fold, or the fold must be set inward.


Written by sjet

March 3, 2008 at 2:42 am

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1/8 Scale Fabrication

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An update with a few images of a full day of lasercutting the 1/8 scale model…







Written by sjet

March 1, 2008 at 1:58 am

1/8″ = 1′ – 0″ Scale Model Preparation_2:26:08

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The code has been updated to:

-nest all text & panels

-Control the orientation of the connection, either inside or outside

The 1/8″ scale model will use a “tab” connection as the scale is too small to demonstrate the accurate connection.  The tab connection also utilizes the possibility of folding each panel with 1/8″ scale materials.  Two holes are provided in the tab connection to account for a standard staple to replace the full scale bolts.  The tab restricts almost all axis of rotation and should provide an estimate in the overall structural efficiency of the form.


1 of 4 nested sheets including:

-Tab connections


-Unique 2 digit number


Written by sjet

February 27, 2008 at 1:41 am