MECHANICAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION
For this project, I wanted to challenge myself to create small art piece that featured a mechanical component. I settled on creating a geneva drive - a mechanism commonly used in clocks and film projectors.
I also challenged myself to use only wood fasteners and no glue - requiring me to really master the precision of my assembly.
After making a few rapid prototypes out of foam core and cardboard, I created the assembly in SolidWorks, where I was able to ensure that the mechanism could function with no interference.
In Adobe Illustrator, I created the bee and honeycomb patterns, then laser cut all of the pieces out. I joined all of the laser cut elements with press-fit wooden dowels.