Becoming Boy/Girl Scouts

Over the past few days we have been looking into a multitude of things like ramp vs stair, custom truss vs shifting the dowel, and what diameter of bamboo we should use for everything.  The reason of this is because when Cameron and Pastre hung on the truss together it bowed down, and we are [...]

More Experimenting

In the past few days I’ve been working with bending the bamboo for the structure of the Pulse Dome and I’ve been exploring the method of steaming the bamboo to help it bend.  Last night I made simple experiment where I put a little bit of water in a big pot and placed a small [...]

Designing the Impossible

It’s the first week of my time here in Charleston and I’ve already got sunburned from going out to Folly Beach, but after today I have a strange feeling that won’t happen again for quite some time.  Now don’t get me wrong it is going to be a great semester and I’m going to have [...]