The main idea in this project was to make an interactive product for ludic and didactic purposes. In order to do that, we use are using a set of mechanisims that pushes and pulls pins. Those pins have RGB leds attached to its end, so we can work with color and depth.
It can be used to teach notions like size and color, on early stimulation levels of education. It also can be used as artistic displays, since it can display shapes on space using diferent colors
We based our inspiration on the Pixel Art app, that allows you to draw lot of things using pixels, and added the concept of depth depending on the color
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Mechanical part was designed by
14 Prototypes were developed
Each PIN has 2 parts, one has the has the retractable mechanism(A) and the other has the RGB LED board with 4 wires(B).
I noticed that the cables were going to halt the retractable movement, so in order to avoid this major problem I came up with the idea of adding copper foil to the pins and solder the wires to it. This process was much longer, because I had to cut 256 lines of copper foil and also solder the same amount of wires. To cut all the copper pieces I used the Camm-1 Servo Roland, first I paste the foil upon a piece of vinyl to avoid wrinkles.
Part A: DXF file
Part B: DXF file