Sunday, September 28, 2008

Theo Jansen: The art of creating creatures

Could this be the future of the wheel re-invented? Theo Jansen is said to be the next Leonardo Da Vinci. In this video, he shares with you how wind energy can be used to move mechanical 'creatures' made out of tubes.

More from Theo Jansen's works at http://www.strandbeest.com/index.html


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Monday, September 22, 2008

Video: The Singapore Flyer

The largest Observation Wheel in the world.

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More videos from http://www.nationalgeographic.com/

Friday, September 19, 2008

Structures: Newspaper structure

Design and make a newspaper structure that can withstand the weight of a D&T textbook given the following materials:
1. 10 pieces of newspaper
2. Masking tape
3. Scissors












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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Check out the movie section from this website

A creative and aesthetic website on investigation of motion in product design.

http://www.benhopson.com/moviehome.html

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Structures: Card Development

Design and make a card development for packaging a mobile phone using the following materials:

1. A4 vanguard sheet of paper
2. Scissors
3. Glue





Straw bridge structure

Design and make a bridge that has at least 1 span from the following materials:
1. 20 straws
2. 1 newspaper
3. 1 A4 vanguard sheet
4. Adhesive tape
5. Scissors