Ruled Surfaces with Silkworm

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Some tests done with Silkworm based on parametric line geometries generated with a simple  grasshopper definition. The principle is to create a solid structural outer shell which supports inner lines that span between different points of the perimeter. The inner lines define a ruled surface while the outer shell is a prism with an n-sided polygonal base.

Grasshopper Script 01

 Use the definition above to generate uniform ruled surfaces:

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Grasshopper Script 02

 For more customization options and to get non-symmetrical shapes, the definition above can be used:

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And more examples below using the same technique, printed on a Mendel Max 3d printer in PLA :

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Silkworm Workshop with AGD in Taipei. Taiwan

Tomorrow I am leaving for Taiwan for a workshop involving Rhino, Grasshopper, Geco, Weaverbird, Karamba, C# and Silkworm. Below is the poster for it. It is organize by Shih-Yuan Wang and the AGD team (Actuating Geometry and Design). I will post some pictures here as it happens.

Here is a picture of the new case I bought to transport my RepRap Prusa Mendel in the plane. You can buy the same from this shop:

Prusa Mendel Case