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PHYSICAL MODEL

DIGITAL MODEL

PROCESS

EQUILIBRIUM MODEL / EXPERIMENT FIVE

In our EQUILIBRIUM model, we sought to create a new surface for the cube to rest on through two other elements: the dowel and the string. The static dowel essentially stretches the string, creating a strong tension force that can be manipulated by placing knots into slots that we have engraved along the edges of the board. Outside of the string(s) placed on the dowel, we also have them at varying angles stabilizing the cube to prevent rotation or sliding.

However, in some cases, the grooves on the cube also stretch the string to induce tension. That tension, which increases friction, allows us to leave the cube on/between the two strings without any further support and stabilization. These balancing methods construct a new perspective of the cube, as it suspends it without any contact with the solid dowel.

Joseph Hsu
Ezra Smith
Theo Vadot