Telescope Experiments

Independent Study under John Edmark -  Summer + Fall 2020

Creating forms that evolve

Through variations on the theme of nested telescoping forms, I set out to push the limits of additive manufacturing.

Each form begins as a compact set of nested layers, which grow and transform into surprising forms when the individual pieces slide past and lock into one another.

Evolution of the Telescoping Forms

Through iterative CAD models and 3D prints, the final version of this design was realized.

Initial difficulty with lofting

Stacked lofts to allow for uniform twisting.

15 degree twist.

Telescope without twist.


Telescoping helix.

Telescoping circle.

Twisting Telescope Experiments

Circular Telescoping Experiments

Telescoping Circle Unfurling Demo

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