It’s been a long time since the last post. A lot of work has gone undocumented, but also a lot of nothing going on.
There has been a host of half finished and aborted attempts at prototyping a device to travel through the scaffolding system.
I’m posting now because I have re-thought some assumptions I have made about this device, and have come to the conclusion that I have been over-complicating things. Stay tuned for a redesign and hopefully a finished prototype. It’s the best kind, simpler yet as effective, I believe.
Explanation: I drew a profile of the minimum clearance a mobile unit would need, in x, y, and z directions. I then extruded these paths in three dimensions, and inverted them, to show the absolute maximum shape and dimensions of any grid structure. This will be handy in any future design of actual structural pieces, as this shape is the boundary that can’t be crossed.
It’s been a while since my last post. I have been working on figuring out the Blender 3D modelling and animation program. The goal is to illustrate my book and blog, with both still images and video. It’s not much, but I’ve gotten to the point of rendering a short animation of a basic RASA module, so I figured I would share.
Update: If you have the Chrome browser and the animation doesn’t play, you need the APNG Plugin from Google. Just a couple clicks and then your browser will work properly.