We have been iterating through different auxetic designs using Rhino and running FEA simulations in Solidworks to find interesting auxetic behaviors. At this stage, our simulations are working to inform a design that we will print.
The start of the week was getting each of the softwares working, but by the end of the week it was a consistent process of design, testing, and revisions.
For the next week, we are hoping to:
- Have a design to print and cast
- Start a smoother process for making asymmetric/non uniform designs
- Begin thinking more about user interaction and how that will play a part