When you consider the entire sensory delights you’d discover at a music competition, a mirror doesn’t actually pop to the highest of your thoughts. Nevertheless, this staff of architects Adam Cigler and Petr Vacek got here up with a strategy to make mirrors probably the most fascinating factor there.
This artwork set up referred to as “Reflection” was born out of a public name at PrusaLabs (those who make Prusa 3D Printers). They’ve a makerspace of their manufacturing facility, and had been prepared to fund a giant spectacular venture with supplies, area, and talent.
The outcomes you see are the end result of 6 months of onerous work between Adam, Petr, and the staff of individuals at PrusaLab. It drew a relentless crowd at Sign competition, with over 60,000 folks coming to view it.
Let’s soar into the development just a little bit. You will discover the entire breakdown right here, however I feel there are a couple of actually cool objects to level out.
In complete, there are 91 particular person mirrors, managed by 182 servos. Every mirror is individually managed, however on the again finish the entire thing is break up into modules of only a few mirrors. It takes 6 raspberry pi boards to drag the whole lot collectively and make all of it talk.
After all being made on the PrusaLab means loads of 3d printing, as you may see within the design and prototype above. There was additionally loads of laser chopping and cnc as nicely. 3D printing isn’t an ideal instrument for each job, for instance the again body that all of it connects to is CNC milled from plywood (seen under).
All in all, this factor is unimaginable wanting whereas in movement. Severely, for those who haven’t watched the video but, go test it out.