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mutant brush

by commons_factory, published

mutant brush by commons_factory Oct 25, 2010

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mutant brush is a design for a node and bars spatial structure. The nodes are digitally fabricated using laser cutter, and 3 mm 810 x 600 mm mdf sheets. The bars are put together with broom sticks.

It can be used as an urban plug in to personalize, customize or appropriate urban space, but also in community or private patios, gardens, terraces, etc.

The project has been developed in a cooperative process by a team composed by Fran Fernández Gallardo, Sergio Fernando García de la Riva, Francisco Martín, Javier Santamaría with tutors Areti Nikolopoulou and Jose Perez de Lama at "The commons factory :: plug ins at santa ana" workshop, taking place october 18-25th 2010 at Absolut Lab [Fab Lab], Madrid, Spain

The piece / construction system has been designed as site specific, but think it does have a very generic character.



The cutting files are designed for 810 x 600 mm mdf sheets to be cut with a laser cutter. Joints in the files consider the material lost by the laser cut [Epilog Legend Ext 36x24 50 watts]. They should be tested to check if it works in the same way with the laser cutter you might be using.

Nodes are made by three layer pieces. There are various different variations of nodes depending on whether they receive three, two, one or no bar. The direction of the structure changes connecting two nodes [see images]. Broom / brush sticks that we are using are aluminum, we think they are standard, at least in Spain.

[We will be uploading assembly drawings in the next days]

Mutant Brush at this state has to be considered a beta. We should be uploading further developments.

Rhino and dxf files are cutting files.

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I like the stuff. Viral marketing is alright too. what do you think Makerbot is doing? these are released under the Creative Commons licence so anyone could make them and modify the design. keep the good stuff coming. I'm inspired to post more of my stuff that's waiting in the wings. heck this is even usable in a commertial aspect as long as give attribution. (though I'd still kick something back to the designer if I made and sold some of this work as a 'matter of principle')

Hi guys, hmmm... Areti and my self - jose - developed the workshop were the pieces have been produced at the newly opened absolut lab in madrid. It is linked to the MIT Fab Lab network. The team running the lab, who collaborate with the vodka people, paid for fees and expenses and supplied their space and equipments. The project benefits from it, but we obviously don't understand it as viral marketing... It is just a project that has received support from the lab and we mention it therefore.

I wouldn't say the links in the factory commons blog resolve in absolut. It is one of many links in the site. It could "resolve" if that would mean anything in the Internet, in many other places.

It is a work in progress, of course, a very beta version. We tried it yesterday in publc space. We wo
uld like to go on with it. No warranty as in free software for the pieces... And as wulf said, we consciously want to distribute it with cc-by - with very few restrictions... If someone is interested in reading the full project in the blog, i believe he/she would not find exactly what timnoble sugge
sts... but probably many other things.

So long, jose / osfa

seriously? viral marketing in thingiverse? wow. the links for the "commons factory" resolve to absolut vodka pseudo-art and an audience survey.

I'm not sure whether I'm more impressed or grossed out at capitalism's long reach. :-$ :-$