The product I will design will be an intersection of multiple ideas. What I know is that I want to use a Raspberry Pi to keep driving my computational knowledge. The dynamic aspect of the object will be rotational motion likely to be delivered by a continuous rotation servo. Additionally, LEDs will be integrated to provide warm light. The manufacturing process will likely involve 3D printing and machining.
I am unsure what the aesthetic, design movement or shape my project will be but I do have multiple inspirations part of my project will be to research what aesthetic these are. The following inspirations are only a few as I constantly dig the internet for these kinds of artifacts. One example is this frame light that I believe uses wood exceptionally well as it invokes the future on traditional material.
The electronics side of my project was heavily influenced by “Axidraws” or CNC drawing machines that can make very complex yet perfectly coordinated drawings. Although drastically different from what I want to do they are what inspired me to push my programming skills to the next level.
The general shape I picture will be somewhat cylindrical in essence yet portray different shapes throughout the surface. I want the LEDs to be hidden in the inside with small apertures allowing light to escape. 3D printed vase’s such as this one have definitely been circulating my mind.
Lastly, I want my design to be inspired by “Guadalupe Zaju” a coffee farm I grew up visiting very often in the southwestern corner of Mexico nested in the jungle of the Soconusco mountains. Ideally, the final product will be a synergetic relationship between the tropical ecosystem of the farm, hi-tech engineering, and art (I don’t know what form yet). The design has to feel at home being showcased on the farm and has to remind people of nature and the vibrant energy that this plantation has. This product must represent the lifeblood of the Mexican rain forest, its beauty and hardships.
Frame Light by Ushki Design: https://www.ushkidesign.com/frame_light-2/
Between The Buttons by French 79: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmx6OdrGOpM
Vase by Sanver Ozguven:https://www.sanverozguven.com/