I spent my Sunday afternoon trying to work through how the bike/projector project for Eye Level can function and look. I went to the dollar store and bought some pretty random supplies in the hopes of developing an awesome maquette.
At first, I started sketching some really rough drawings of what size this thing could be. My thinking thus far is that it should be no taller than the bike tire. If we do make it out of wood and load it with extension cords, it will be super heavy and hard to manoeuvre.
I think the way that this contraption straps on to the bike is really important as well. Bolts? I can’t really think of anything else. I wonder if it’s necessary for the strap to move? Or should it be static to give the bike more control on how the projector box moves?
I started building this maquette with weight in mind. My thinking is that if we build a really simple frame and then surround it with fabric or something, would that make it easier to push on a bike.
Close up. Yes, those are mini skateboard wheels. Dollarama is awesome.
Had a little fun with this one. But in all seriousness, canvas could be something cool to wrap it in. I like the DIY aesthetic of it.
The second maquette I made has more of a treasure chest feel to it. The top of it has a window that looks into the box, with a hole at the front for the projector to seep through.
These are just my thoughts! I know we’ll be able to work out more things when we start building tomorrow. I feel like this piece has a fair amount of flexibility so I’m not too worried about it not working out. I’m excited to start building!
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Dude, you should totally make this a public post and move it over to the blog section!
Love the treasure chest and mini skateboard wheels, so fun!
Canvas could be a cool material to work with … we’d need some industrial sewing machines.
It’s funny, even seeing these maquettes gives me a much different understanding of the potential weight issues we might run into. I think from what @Josh and @Kevin were saying, this is going to rely on a lot of strength and rigidity where the box connects to the bikes. Bolts maybe — maybe with wingnuts for some quick(er) release?
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It was very cool to be by this while it was happening! I love the objects used.
Canvas would definitely be interesting to work with. I have a good sewing machine that I often use, and I too enjoy the aesthetic the canvas brings.
Let me know if you guys need some building hands because I’ll be there pronto!
Hell yes Hiba! This is a great start. I can’t wait to see these little things in person.
haha Right when I saw this I had a feeling Josh was involved.
Yep. You know it. haha
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