Fan and PVC structure
Inflatable tubes attached to the device
Device actuation


We successfully made inflatable tubes that can be actuated by pulling on strings to create a coiled effect. We mounted PVC pipes to a large fan to provide stability to the inflatable tubes which allows the structure to stand freely.


The introduction of pvc pipes reduced the airflow into each tube, which led to them no longer completely standing up again after being coiled. They needed manual guidance to completely stand vertical again.

We also had difficulty in finding a way to attach the tubes. The material we used for the tubes does not stick well to tape, so sometimes the tubes would come flying off of the pvc pipes.