Octet truss drill template

Use a template for drilling holes in octet truss, to ensure that all holes are the same and identically located. Print on paper first,then trace or laminate onto cardboard and punch hole centers per template guides. Provided octet truss welding work is standard, dimensional tolerance of ±1 mm is achievable. Square face bolted connection is 20×20 cm, with holes of sufficient tolerance for no. 17 bolts. Drill templates are here in PDF: octet truss face jointoctet truss face joint -alt (print to A4 size sheet).

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Spacecraft . box truss assembly


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tack weld outer frame of 2d truss in jig then use spacer to precisely set out 1in flat bar lengths.
tack weld outer frame of 2d truss in jig then use spacer to precisely set out 1in flat bar lengths.
tack weld 1in flat bar lengths either side to 2d truss frame.
tack weld 1in flat bar lengths either side to 2d truss frame.

on flat and level ground surface, weld pair of 2d trusses together with 1-1/2in angle bar at top and bottom corners.on flat and level ground surface, weld pair of 2d trusses together with 1-1/2in angle bar at top and bottom corners.

Finally, weld diagonal struts for cross-bracing.
Finally, weld diagonal struts for cross-bracing.

5 box truss floor raft

M&D Fall 2015

This Fall, M&D students investigated the Kiosk Tropical, the exercise was named as such after the very well known Maison Tropicale designed by Jean Prouvé. The goal of M&D courses is to let students experience peer-to-peer / horizontal learning (what happens in makerspaces or FabLabs), understand what prototyping means and learning from prototyping, learn to create open-source manuals so others can build upon their solution, explore designing and building with as little resource as possible and with and for people with no resources (i.e. be smart with the resources at hand, i.e. contribute to the circular economy). Teams had to work on a plug-in to integrate to the frame of the spacecraft. Students had also to create an Afrofuturistic image of the solution imagined.

Students experimented with the following:

  • Prototyping a machine to make PET plastic ribbons out of plastic bottles (TIBOURKI, Al Mahdi + KSIKES, Amine)
  • Hacking a 3D printer to be able to 3D print using PET plastic ribbons made out of plastic bottles (ABDELKADOUS, Mouna + POUMAILLEUX, Alexis + SORTES, Thibault)
  • Investigating a number of Japanese knot techniques to tie bamboo with plastic ribbons (El SOKARY, Amin + MIYAJI, Karin)
  • Designing a prefabricated facade bamboo skeleton using the knots investigated and the plastic ribbons (FICINI, Elisa + JIAZHEN, Lin + KIERZKWOWSKA-KLYS, Maria + Le NAY, Erwan)
  • Designing a facade system that used the facade bamboo skeleton for growing air filtering plants (CANADAS MEGIA, Pilar + GUIRARD, Vincent + LEFEBVRE, Isabelle + ORTEGA, Carla)
  • Prototyping a mechanical water pump for hydroponic farming system used to water the air filtering plants (KENNEDY, Laura + STEPHENS, Amanda)
  • Designing a water filtering system for growing vegetables (BONGARD, Tomas + BUREL, Clara + MORBELLI, Delna), water that also ends-up in the fish tank (part of the hydroponic  and mechanical water pump system).

Thank you to OSSEO-ASARE, Dk, AMP co-founder, for being part of the mid-review. Thank you to CHICOTEAU, Félix and GIROUD, Thomas, former M&D students, for being part of the Final Jury.

Final perspective System 1 M&D 2015 PET Plastic machine

#ampqamp15

#ampqamp 2015—building on student work around storyboarding in the latest M&D cycle—centered on codesign of the AMP app through a participatory design process involving Agbogbloshie scrap dealers, #STEAM students and recent graduates from Ghana, Senegal/Mali, Estonia, Russia, France and USA through collaboration between AMP, Bazaar Strategies and The Cobalt Partners with support from the Fetzer Institute.

The Sounds of Agbogbloshie

We have a huge blog posts backlog, but here is at least one regarding sound recording conducted in Agbogbloshie on the 22/7/2014 (a while back!), the day Ellen Foster, PhD candidate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY visited AMP (Thank you for recording a major part of it). So much has been said about Agbogbloshie but not often the right story! Agbogbloshie is a busy recycling/making center and you can hear the rhythm of the hammers, dismantling or making…

Sounds of Agbogbloshie‘ playlist on Soundcloud: