BIRD Current Research Projects

Overview

The building blocks of prosthetics come in many materials, shapes, and sizes. To create lightweight yet sturdy prosthetics, we explore 3D printing in plastic, carbon fiber, steel, and titanium. In addition, we investigate different methods of actuation such as miniature 3D printed gearboxes for fingers and twisted coil polymers. While some of these parts may look like something out of Star Wars, these are more than just computer-generated images. These prosthetics are real and they work for real people.  

Ignite Evolution Greenhouse

Date: 7/22/19 - 8/8/19
exterior of design build greenhouse
Student Researchers: Pop-up Architecture 3700 Faculty Advisor: Jo Vandenburg & Maria Delgado

The Ignite Evolution greenhouse is a modular structure, designed to be easily disassembled and transported. It was constructed by twenty-four students in just twelve days, and then installed in its permanent location at the Campus Village Apartments.


design build greenhouse in daylight

Ignite Evolution sign on greenhouse door

opposite angle of greenhouse

Interior of design build greenhouse

BIRD Past Research Projects

Ignite Evolution Greenhouse

Date: 7/22/19 - 8/8/19
exterior of design build greenhouse
Student Researchers: Pop-up Architecture 3700 Faculty Advisor: Jo Vandenburg & Maria Delgado

The Ignite Evolution greenhouse is a modular structure, designed to be easily disassembled and transported. It was constructed by twenty-four students in just twelve days, and then installed in its permanent location at the Campus Village Apartments.


design build greenhouse in daylight

Ignite Evolution sign on greenhouse door

opposite angle of greenhouse

Interior of design build greenhouse