Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Construction of Tower

We are getting closer and closer to the event - it is the FINAL COUNTDOWN. We have been nutting out the final construction details of how the skin is going to be constructed. We are joing our segments of card with hinges. These hinges will be attached using cable ties  so as to be able to completely break the skin back down into its original components after use. So with approximately 120 square metres of skin needed, thats around 4000 hinges and 8000 cable ties!

We have also been developing the arrangement of magnets in the glove. There will be eight 10mm diameter magnets arranged in each glove. One in each finger tip and three across the palm. These are the key sensory areas in a persons hand and this arrangment will also allow children with small hands, right up to adults with large hands to use the glove.
The top section of our tower is going to be constrcuted from the off-cuts of the plates we are cutting from our skin. It is effectively the net-cut of our pattern. These are going to be shaped into boxes which will be stacked to reach the required height of 8m.