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Connection Nest_2:25:08

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The code has been updated to:

-add flat panels

-add connections on all interior panels, all edge panels still to be updated

-add three-digit annotation

-flatten and array for nesting on sheets

Still to be updated:

-edge connections

-flatten and array text

-add connection holes & tab

-possibly align perpendicular to panel

Three versions of the connection through code….


The most recent connection which eliminates the “U” shape and minimizes the arm lengths.  Still 2 up & 2 down with annotation.


A “Z” shaped connection which may be likely to unfold….


An early “T” shaped connection….


A first nesting attempt…


Written by sjet

February 26, 2008 at 3:15 am

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Connection Annotation_2:25:08

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A few images of the connection annotation.  A three-digit number is applied to each connection describing:

-The number of the panel in the x direction

-The number of the panel in the y direction

-The edge of the panel : 0,1,2,3




This image shows a version with 2 connections up & 2 connections down for each panel.

A second iteration was produced which gradients the normal of the connection based on the surface curvature.  Not sure about its structural consequences but could be a nice detail….

Written by sjet

February 26, 2008 at 2:46 am

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Connection Tolerance per Iteration_ 2:25:08

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Connection tolerance with a 10×35 panel layout.  Red dots indicating the panels connecting with a .001 tolerance. 


Connection tolerance with a 10×30 panel layout. 

The tolerance between panels does not directly influence any structural or connection factor as the connections account for each condition individually.  However, this did influence the processing of coding and resulted in an interesting discovery relating to the angle and intersection of panels with relation to the various degrees of surface approximation.

Written by sjet

February 26, 2008 at 1:49 am

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Connection Tests_2:12:08

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A number of connection options to solve the following criteria:

-Resist two axis of rotation

-Resist panels from pulling away from each other

-Maintain structural integrity as it may carry most of the load

-Fabrication with either 3 axis CNC router or laser cutter, requiring flat sheet material

Written by sjet

February 13, 2008 at 4:41 am

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