Mold Design Workshop: Active Plants

Aditti and I are choosing to focus on animating plants. We each worked on different mold designs that could be useful in mimicking open and close movements. My inspiration for my part came from the Therms-Up! paper I found a while ago where the researchers used a 3D printer to weld plastic.

I looked at how different cavity sizes would produce different movement when pneumatically activated.

Part Design (3inx2inx0.2in)

Ideally, the different sized cavities would cause the leaf to curl up when filled with air or water, which would mimick a leaf wilting. The dimensions are approximately 3inx2inx0.2in.

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