Below are the latest set of iterations of our lamp (Miles and Ivan). One of the first issues we needed to solve was that of the mechanics and connections of the opening arms. One of
the biggest issues here being tolerances for movement and snap connections. We 3D printed a series of "knuckles" to test these qualities. From this test we were able to create a new model with 50% percent less volume, reducing print time and material usage and streamlining the piece. Our next issue was finalizing other snap connections and structural members as well as the interior membrane. Through extensive snap tests we created a very solid and easily
assembled structure for the core of the lamp from which the inner membrane and dangly bits or "flagella" will be hung. The final piece to be finished is the outer membrane. Cheers!