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Sunday, March 30, 2008

voronoi lamp progress

Here are some photos from de progress of the Voronoi lamp , here you can see some testings i did with Corian for bending it the surface is 7mm thick an in order to bend it correctly i put it in the oven ata temperature of 140 cº for 15 minutes aproximately,there are also some pictures of the new mold i have made for the definitive prototipe ,the lower part of the lamp its made of acrylic were we can see also a picture of this part.The electrical components are also ready , i use a photoresistor this one is sesitive to the light so when there is light in the room the lights are off and as soon as it gets darker the leds will start to go on ,like street lamps do. Finally we can see a picture of the first model at dark and with lights one so we can give us an idea of how light passes through the voronoi diagrams made on the corian surface.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

voronoi lamp production process

The voronoi lamp is being designed to be made of Corian with is a solid surface from Dupont, Corian has many characteritics that make it special its an eviormentally friendly material, its durable , its reusable ,under some condition ii is translucent and it can be thermo formated in almos any shape. Above we cas see some images of teh molds that are going to be used to thermoform the material. For more information about corian visit

voronoi lamp process

First lines of the digital model
Main volume model

Envormental analisis made in Rhino

Here is a cutvature graph analisis that can be used to find minimum
or maximum curvatures values, and identify flat spots, sharp edge,
and poor matching across surface boundaries.

Zebra stripes depicts highlight flows across the part. This type of surface

evaluation provides visual feedback on surface continuity

lamp concept

After some time of being evaluating diferent concept forms for my poject i´ve decided to develop the one that is above , its form is based in the shape of a leaf , teh lamp will have an inner texture made with voronoi diagrams so when the lamp is lit ,The voronoi fractals will get illuminated and give the lamp an organic feeling. I will be posting the development of the computer modeling process soon.

about voronoi diagrams

In mathematics, a Voronoi diagram, named after Georgy Voronoi, also called a Voronoi tessellation, a Voronoi decomposition, or a Dirichlet tessellation (after Lejeune Dirichlet), is a special kind of decomposition of a metric space determined by distances to a specified discrete set of objects in the space, e.g., by a discrete set of points.
In the simplest and most common case, in the plane, we are given a set of points S, and the Voronoi diagram for S is the partition of the plane which associates a region V(p) with each point p from S in such a way that all points in V(p) are closer to p than to any other point in S.

Here are some Voronoi diagrams i generated using a special software that generates voronoi cells using points that you place in a specific metric space.
In nature we can find voronoi fractals as we can see in this photo taken from

Friday, March 14, 2008

voronoi lamp

Lately i´ve been working in the development of a project in wich i can experiment in different areas that include digital computer design, cnc technology , electronic devices and the use of a versatile material wich is corian. The objective is to create a lamp like object that can be able to interactuate with its medium with the use of electronic devices and to achieve the design of an object with particular asthetic qualities with the use of computer aided design and scrpting methods another important part of this project is the use of corian for its fabrication.

The evolution of this project will be posted in the next days

Monday, March 10, 2008

photoshop speedpaint

Here is an ilustration i did some time ago using my digital tablet and photoshop,its amaizing what you can do once you lear to custumize your brushes and the speed that you can achieve when you practice enough this ilustration was done for experimentation purposes and was made in 20 minutes i hope you like it

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