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Here at Otherlab, we work together, play together, and all importantly, eat together. With a kitchen forming the center of our workspace, we agree that the best parties end up in the kitchen.
Here’s a peek into one of our experiments: taco potluck day. Mmm, it sure was delicious!
…the roof is being replaced!
No more leaks! But lots of tar…
…and tar fumes. Other Lab is a ghost town once again. We’ve all fled…
…to pop up in various city locations.
Thank you, Acme Roofing! Very excited about the rains staying outside.
Today Otherlab was named for an ARPA-E award for “Transformational Energy Technology Projects” to develop an innovative heliostat design. The proposal “Adaptive Fluidic Solar Collectors” explores a fluidics-based approach to solar actuation. This new class of actuators combines high-volume polymer manufacturing methods with novel, computationally derived geometries. The result is a radically reduced cost, high-performance actuator for solar applications. Otherlab proposed a lean research program, de-risking and developing prototypes at a fraction of the cost of many other projects. More about the ARPA-E award here.
We’re kicking the project into high gear and are hiring a few exceptional engineers. Find out more about the project and available positions: www.sunfolding.com
The solar project is a success story of science inspired by art. Above is a piece by the incredible artist Ned Kahn, whose work was one of our early inspirations.
Check out the latest project from Howtoons. Long before written numbers existed, the Abacus was invented to help merchants count and calculate the cost of goods. If you need to count large quantities (higher than 10 fingers), try making an Abacus out of a shoebox, BBQ skewers, and two different colored beads.
If you live in San Francisco, you’ve most likely at least heard about the Day of the Dead parade that winds down the streets of the Mission in early November. Every year, San Franciscans flock to the celebration decked out in costumes and carrying candles and elaborate creations.
This year, Other Lab’s Leila Madrone and some friends took advantage of the factory’s fancy laser cutter to fashion this skeleton head.
You may have seen it glowing and flowing its way to the festivities…
This is the Number 10. Or at least Keith Pasko’s 3D version of it. The original model was made of cardboard and displayed at Gathering for Gardner # 10, a celebration of the life and work of famous puzzler, mathematician and educator, Martin Gardner.
To make a model like this, we use 3D to 2D slicing software to generate an interlocking sliced model. The 2D pieces are cut on our fancy laser cutter.
Puzzle those pieces together…
And voila. The number 10 . Keith made this particular model out of orange acrylic. Because it’s shiny.
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