Reaching Cube

Part of a series of exercises, the animation of a fragmented Cube is an introduction to Kinetic Design. It explores basic hinges, arms, strings and leveraging their positions to control the movement.

The Assignment

IND-515-01 Kinetic Design
Pratt Institute, Fall 2011

Beginning with a 4-inch cube of blue foam, use 2 continuous planar cuts to divide a cube into 3 separate pieces. Construct a moving assembly of the three forms that transforms from the original cube arrangement into a dynamic spatial arrangement.

2D Sketch of the Reaching Cube

2D Sketch of the Reaching Cube

The First 3D Sketch of the Reaching Cube