e-NABLE Fellowship – End Term Documentation
As a part of the 2015 Summer Fellowship Pilot Program of the Enable Community Foundation, I conducted research at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Digital Craft Research Lab into adaptive devices, hand design aesthetics, and alternative materials/processes for the creation of hands.
Week 1 - 8
- Designed and prototyped adaptive technology for Bach Student Trumpet TR300. This includes; (1) a semi-permanent casing around left side and base of valves, (2) dovetail mechanism for attaching a scalable hand/palm design, (3) a rotational palm attachment and (4) a corresponding gauntlet with flexion and extension capabilities. During the design process the instrument’s existing aesthetic was considered and prioritized to ensure and maintain the integrity and elegance of experiencing a Bach instrument.
- Rendered designs using Keyshot
- Released designs as open source files, on youmagine.com and thingiverse.com
- Research, design and prototype alternative design methods for the creation of gauntlets Experimentation with thin-walled prints for flexibility.
All of the research and design I conducted during the 2015 Summer Fellowship Pilot Program of the Enable Community Foundation, was documented on my personal blog; http://digitalfabricationanddesign.blogspot.com/ and will be shared during a Handathon building event at the Wisconsin Science Festival, October 24-25, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin.