#6 Video clock

Can we represent time counting differently? 🌛

I understood there is no real need in the clock hands if time is represented by a video, but something in keeping the minimal convention of just one hand felt right.


The second’s video is a short part of Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet show, Inspired by Picasso’s costume design for the theatre.

The Hours video is the cloudy sky.

 

In this project I discovered:
1. Kmart
2. How not to connect a switch
3. How to search and read datasheets 
4. There is nothing that hot glue cannot connect

B.O.M
Aluminum plate from an IKEA lamp
Clock
Video
=
$4

Best,
– H.

# Enclosures

✨ New year’s wish chestnuts ✨

I thought of enclosures which exist in nature – marched into Whole Foods – and purchased a small bag of chestnuts for 1.95$.

1. Cut them in half using the band saw
2. Coated the sawed nuts from the inner side with glue
3. Asked Marco, Sam & Koji to write their New Year’s wishes
4. Inserted the wishes into the empty nut
5. Sewed the nuts back together

Happy new year.

– H.

#5 Materials and fasteners

For the Pcomp final, I made 3 illustrated sculptures, activated by light.

The original enclosures were supposed to be fully wooden with an aluminum plate top – a wonderful material – I sanded it with fine sandpaper, drilled in it, super easy super nice… ⚡️

After cutting the first two sides with the miter saw (how would have imagined me feeling comfortable with that) I quickly understood that since I need the flexibility that will enable me to repair the sensors and motors that will surely fail – the box cannot be made entirely of wood.

And that’s when the beautiful combination of cardboard and wood sewn with a thick cotton thread sparked.

The visual language of the enclosures worked well and complimented my illustrations.

B.O.M
Wood found outside in the dumpster
Cardboard from the shelf
Cotton thread I found on the floor
3 aluminum plates
=
$ 8.76

 


– H.

#2 Multiples of something

I’ve made 5 Necklaces which are also pins, and 7 smaller pins.

I broke the process into small steps, which worked for the necklaces – but when I tried to switch steps 1 and 2 for the pins it turned out it was easier that way.

1. Laser etch the pin holes
2. Cutting circles using the Drill Press
3. Slicing the circles using the Band Saw
4. Sanding
5. Drilling
6. Oiling the wood
7. Gluing the pins
8. Thread a necklace
9. Done.

The difficulties I encountered were that the pins that came in the mail did not match the measurements that were registered on the site, and – it turns out – it׳s really hard to drill an exact hole from one side to the other.

The process in pics:

I must say – I’ve learned a lot. The Necklaces took a full day, and when I wanted to challenge myself again into making 5 things that are really the same, the pins took 3 hours.

+ It was my first time using a saw and a drill… ⚡️⚡️

Lessons for the next time:
1. If it requires precision (like the pin hole), I’ll wait until I have all the pieces and then I’ll measure.
2. It was nice to divide the process into doing one small thing every day.
3. Enjoying the process and revisiting my idea often were key ingredients.

– H.

#1 Flashlight

defining a flashlight as something ‘portable & creates light’ is quite a broad definition, I believe I might have stretched it to the edge by creating a lightened image of Washington square park.  

🐿_______________🌳🌳🌳

I started with some lights testing, paper cutting and illustrations experimentations. I even found a large picture frame.

Mainly because of efficiency constraints – I decided to scale down. 

 

After noticing I don’t like the container store boxes at all and I am using one – I searched my landlord junk storage and found this frame.

The light distribution is poor, and better documentation is necessary, but the end result of Washington square park at the 70’s with the Hebrew typography and the visible mechanism is a beginning of an interesting object I would like to see better made. 

 

⚡️⚡️⚡️

– H.