Gwen & Babs sketch, by Sara Pichelli.
Jambiya Dagger with Sheath
- Dated: 19th century
- Culture: Arabian
- Medium: steel, ivory, gold, wood, glass
- Measurements: H. with sheath 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm); H. without sheath 12 1/16 in. (30.6 cm); W. 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm); Wt. 8.4 oz. (238.1 g); Wt. of sheath 14 oz. (396.9 g)
Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ant drawing | ©amar2219
It’s been some time I don’t post on here! I’m doing the #inktober challenge, thought I’m a few days behind, but I’ll post what I’ve done so far.
Here’s a mandrake woman.
Reginald Machell (English, 1854-1927)
The Path, 1895
Eros-Thanatos - Asiulus
Looks kinda shitty, I was sick when I did it, I want to redo it better later.
Black Cat & Spider-Man by Otto Schmidt
Project by Skylar Tibbits for MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab explores materials that can alter their shape under certain conditions, from carbon fiber and fabric to woodgrain:
Programmable Materials consist of material compositions that are designed to become highly dynamic in form and function, yet they are as cost-effective as traditional materials, easily fabricated and capable of flat-pack shipping and self-assembly. These new materials include: self-transforming carbon fiber, printed wood grain, custom textile composites and other rubbers/plastics, which offer unprecedented capabilities including programmable actuation, sensing and self-transformation, from a simple material.
Nearly every industry has long desired smarter materials and robotic-like transformation from apparel, architecture, product design and manufacturing to aerospace and automotive industries. However, these capabilities have often required expensive, error-prone and complex electromechanical devices (motors, sensors, electronics), bulky components, power consumption (batteries or electricity) and difficult assembly processes. These constraints have made it difficult to efficiently produce dynamic systems, higher-performing machines and more adaptive products, until now. Our goal is true material robotics or robots without robots.
A couple of examples - here is a proof-of-concept adaptive airfoil which does not require any additional mechanical parts:
Here is a proof of concept demonstration of ‘programmable wood’:
More about this project can be found here
Breathing underwater, Kate Bellm
Elektra & Raphael by Savy Lim