Nexus rapid prototyper - a group university project investigating new methods of growing product
This is an actual product built with our machine. You have to remember this is only a prototype machine designed, tested and built in 3 weeks.
Strucutres created by the nexus machine
demonstrates a possible form output from the machine. This was simple made using a mould to replicate what would happen if the specific co-ordinates of a face were to be programmed into the machine
This is the actual machine, the left image shows the top plate on which the object is built. This top plate moves on 3 axis (x,y,z) to accomplish the 3d object.
building of machine - as seen in middle image, the x axis runs along the y axis using simple gearing systems
one of my group members (andrew porter) and me making the nexus machine out of Lego
a cathode pump is used to pump the gelatine bubbles at a steady rate to enable to to dry at the perfect rate to enable a better finished product