August Progress

Data has been gathered from the four different sites(Alaska, Australia, Spain, and Brazil), located throughout the world. Minumum, average, and maximum annual temperatures and rainfall have been graphed out. At this point we would like to show four different structures for each of the four different cities. The four different structures would represent the four different seasons of these particular sites. It has also been brought up, that we should show a multitude of different structural shapes which might also be possibilities for other sites throughout the world. This climate data(temp, precip, and wind) combined will produce a structure that is efficient with its environment. Wind currents will also be taken into account to help maximize efficiency and streamline the design. The idea remains that our structure will grow, based on a natural growth algorithm (the L-Sytem), which will then deform based on its enviromental surroundings. To show graphically how these environmental effects affect our structure, and maximize it’s efficiency, we will be using the program Ecotect. It is our wish to show some of this data on our boards. We are also attempting to map out the solar paths in GC, which we can then use to change our structure in real time, changing the input at the click of a button. Solar paths have been mapped out in AutoCad, and the numbers put into Excel. These numbers can then be used as points in GC, to build a path that a point(the sun) can follow, which will then deform our structure based on its particular point along the path.

Work is still being done to produce the first two boards- explaining the nanobot and the peer-to-peer relationship that these structures will be linked by. The work on the L-system algorithm has slowed due to its difficulty and time constraints, but this is still the route we would like to take– letting our structure grow naturally. It is also our wish, that in the future a script will be written and put to these structures which will allow them to evolve– which is the only way they can truly be optimzed. Images will be posted within the next few days mapping our progress with ecotect and the presentation boards.

Capillary Graphics Example: 1 2 3
Blowup Detail Example:1

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