Soft Robotics – 10 items & Store Selfie

I decided to go to Home Depot for this assignment.

  1. Extreme Stretch SealantScreen Shot 2018-05-08 at 6.23.39 PM
  2. Foam Sealant

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The stretch sealant has a very strong adhesive but can stretch up to 600%. The foam sealant isn’t as stretchy but still retains some softness and has a really interesting look after it expands, weirdly organic.

I think it would be interesting to explore these materials with other soft materials in the direction of soft robotics or sculpture.

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I love semi-translucent and translucent materials especially if there creates some sort of light refraction. This seems like it could have many different uses with projects or maybe some aspect of biomimicry.

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This would be an interested application combined with silicone to inhibit certain areas and to act as conductive material embedded inside of it.

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I’m very attracted to this material because it molds like clay, carves, sand and machines like wood which sound widely applicable for projects and / or sculpture. Could also be a great mold maker.

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Clear materials that can house other materials fascinate me, maybe because they remind me of fossils in amber. A strong glaze can transform any material into something more intriguing.

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I’d like to explore further the contact between foam and soft cushion materials with harder materials that act as a skeleton,

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I’ve always been drawn to materials like this, probably for the potential movement that can mimic organic movement and also the effect on sound when it travels through it.

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I would love to work more with soft materials and water and water pressure / pumps. I also just love the look of these clear tubes from a design standpoint.

 

 

Selfie:

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