Puckett Research & Design

Fab Nodes


TechNarte 2014

BilBao, Spain

FabNodes was a research project to use 3d printing as a way to create modular, custom fabrication systems using simple electric motors and servos. The goal was to create a method whereby users could download print files and combine them with motors to create precise, small scale actuators. The research began by creating a system of printable linear actuators from servos. The final phase of the research built on this to create a custom fabrication system for a specific use. In this phase a system was developed for CNC folded sticky notes that were controlled by a digital drawing. A grayscale pattern or image can be created in the software interface and the machine folds each sticky note in relation to the gray scale value of the corresponding pixel. All 3d models are freely downloadable and open source.