Remote Calibrations: Design, Fabrication, Processes
The design task is to create a flexible platform, an armature for a given object - the binoculars, to test and integrate an automated system capable to hold and move the binoculars and be customisable by the user as well as being capable to adapt on user’s physical comfort. The notion of flexibility follows also the performance criteria, which are: location of the object according to a variety of spots outside, including random and unpredictable moving objects like people or animals and the capacity of the armature to not change the character of site, with no significant negative impact. The key aspect is to observe outside objects from a variety of positions, always customisable by the user according to his or her physical comfort or mood to stand, sit or lie. The armature itself is based on a cable driven system, driven by 4 actuators allowing the automatic movement. The holder of binoculars - a proposed “gimbal” - integrates two direction of rotation, possibly automated as well. The movement and rotation character of the holder is reflected in its formal visual language yielding a specific aesthetic qualities based on a symmetry, referring to the shape of binoculars. The second part of the project was dedicated to fabrication and assembly of the object designed by Lei Lin-a holder for the Hoberman Sphere object, creating speculative interior intervention in the historical Victorian house interior.