A Home Inside A Hexahedron manifested itself through one distinct question; how can we materialize an object that is realized in the mind despite its physical inconceivability’s. It seems beyond the bounds of possibility to produce an object, which contains a volume of space that is larger than its container. We were challenged to translate immaterial matters of the mind into physical space and objects .The claustrophobic nature of the private moments, which take place in one’s home, is translated through the arrangement and construction of the objects in space which make up that home; the walls and the furniture. As a result the viewer is introduced to an entangled world, bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.
Technically, A Home Inside a Hexahedron houses a linear actuator inside its plinth as the main foundation of the mechanics. Guides were welded and cut to allow the motor to extend and retrieve to its full potential. Enabled through a motor controller, the motor runs in sequences, each time being stopped by switches mounted on each end. Both the switches and motor connect into an arduino placed underneath the plinth. Pre loaded into the arduino is a manufactured code that uses to sensors as its initial trigger. Two EZ1 sonar sensors are placed at the bottom front side of the plinth pointed up at 45 degrees. Both sensors work hand in hand with arduino to navigate the pre determined threshold that when passed, will trigger the motor to run. Thus, once an individual approaches the plinth, the threshold is reached; the motor turns on and runs until it reaches the top switch. After the motor reaches the top switch, a timer is set for 8-seconds that allows the individual to take in all the detailed work within the project. Then the motor will turn back on until it reaches the bottom switch, which in turn shuts off the motor. After an additional 5-second timer, the entire sequence is reset and the sensors begin rereading.
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