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.  

Resident Gallery

Date: 8/22/16
Resident gallery model elevation
Student Researchers: Erica Randle Faculty Advisor: Adam Wagoner

A skeleton in the desert, this massive structure represents the concept of "Well Tempered Grid” by Sol Lewitt, a renowned figure in the Minimal and Conceptual art movements. The building conveys a strong sense of repetition and restraint, which are qualities found in Sol Lewitt’s drawings, paintings and sculptures. The building contains a museum, a studio and a living space, all of which are used by artists studying Sol Lewitt’s work.

Resident Gallery



BIRD Past Research Projects

Resident Gallery

Date: 8/22/16
Resident gallery model elevation
Student Researchers: Erica Randle Faculty Advisor: Adam Wagoner

A skeleton in the desert, this massive structure represents the concept of "Well Tempered Grid” by Sol Lewitt, a renowned figure in the Minimal and Conceptual art movements. The building conveys a strong sense of repetition and restraint, which are qualities found in Sol Lewitt’s drawings, paintings and sculptures. The building contains a museum, a studio and a living space, all of which are used by artists studying Sol Lewitt’s work.

Resident Gallery