Archive for May, 2009

Fast Planting

Posted in Installations on May 6th, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

This project placed the MGR-3000 robot in the W/———— space in April 2009. The dimensions of the robot were modified to fit the space and the yellow frame was constructed for the installation.

The robot planted seeds and recorded videos/photos of the plants growing. The robot used a set of attachments: soil moving, seed distributing, watering, and lighting.

Watch it here: Fast Planting Video

MGR-3000

Posted in Robots on May 3rd, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

The MGR-3000 is a modular gantry robot. It consists of two computer-controlled XYZ gantry modules. One gantry holds a camera using a pan/tilt device. The other holds interchangeable attachments.

Structural / Mechanical Design

  • The motors are 12-24V DC with worm gears.
  • Connecting structures are lasercut 1/8″ MDF, layered with wood glue to form 1/4″ rigid parts.
  • All other mechanical and structural parts are from McMaster.
  • Motor adapters reduce from 5/16″ (motor) to 1/4″ (shaft) using 5/16″ shaft couplers and 5/16″ OD / 1/4″ ID bushings.
  • Shafts are 1/4″ steel.
  • Bearings are 1/4″ ID, flanged and shielded.
  • Horizontal rails are lined with 0.08″ pitch timing belt, matched with 48-tooth and 60-tooth timing belt pulleys.
  • Vertical mechanisms use 25-pitch roller chain and sprockets.
  • Primary structural elements are 1″ x 1″ square steel and aluminum tubes.
  • Mounting hardware is predominantly 1/4-20 bolts.

Electronics / Software Design

  • The attachment modules are provided with 120VAC (relay controlled), 24VDC (relay controlled), 5VDC (relay controlled), a 5VDC servo signal, and ground.
  • Each limit switch is an IR interrupter attached to a breakout board.
  • Motors are driven using an L298 kit.
  • Digital and analog inputs/outputs connect to Arduinos via a proto shield.
  • The Arduinos communicates with a computer via USB.
  • The user interface software is implemented in C++ using the FOX Toolkit.

Garvy J. – War is Over… Again

Posted in Music Videos on May 3rd, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

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Watch the Video
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Links
Garvy J. on MySpace
Garvy J. website
MIT Council for the Arts

Production Stills

Credits
Director: Peter Sand
Editor: James Holland
Producer: Chris Tsonis
Producer: Tilke Judd
Sets: Olivier Koch
Sets: Chris Peters
Sets: Chris Grossman
Sets: Arnaud Pilpre
Sets: Zea Barker
Sets: Keith Kowal
Sets: Guy Hoffman
Sets: Tilke Judd
Sets: Karena Tyan
Sets: Estevan Martinez
Sets: Christina Hawkes
Sets: Amy Wibowo
Sets: Austyn Hill
Gaffer: Neil Forman
Make-up: Michelle McCormack

Special Thanks
Harold Strand
Mat Laibowitz
Blake Brasher
Richard Whitney
Tim Anderson
Tom Buehler
Polina Golland
Fredo Durand
Seth Teller
Patrick Wang
Susan Cohen
MIT Council for the Arts

Annuals – Carry Around

Posted in Music Videos on May 3rd, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

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MySpace Video

Links
Annuals on MySpace
Annuals website

Production Stills
By Justin McIntosh, Tamara Maletic, and Peter Sand

Credits
Director / Production designer: Peter Sand
Director of Photography: James Holland
Production Designer: Nicholas Des Jardins
Producer: BriAnna Olson
Set Design / Construction: Justin McIntosh
Set Design / Construction: Andrew Kopacz
Set Design / Construction: Alan
Set Design / Construction: Christina Bryant
Set Design / Construction: Diego McCafferty
Set Design / Construction: Carl Bennett
Wardrobe Stylist: Jane Ko
Gaffer: Maria Gambale
Make-up: Sonja Gjokaj

Special Thanks
Michael Pope
Tamara Maletic

Only Son – My Museum

Posted in Music Videos on May 3rd, 2009 by admin – Be the first to comment

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Links
Only Son on MySpace
Only Son website

Production Stills
By Justin McIntosh

Credits
Director: Peter Sand
DP / Editor: James Holland
AD / Producer: Justin McIntosh
AD / Producer: Purva Amar
AD / Producer: Ian McAlpin
AD: Catherine Bloch
Gaffer: Maria Gambale
Art: Christina Bryant
Art: J.P. Regalado
Wardrobe Stylist: Jane Ko
Make-up: Sonja Gjokaj
Make-up: Teresa Trella
PA: Dana Sterling
PA: Shane Garron
PA: Rabia Alghani

Special Thanks
Dana Sterling
Joseph Hung
Waleed Zaiter
Paragini Amin
Neil Stevenson
Jasper Sebastian Sturup
Jennifer Li