The back projection film saga: part 1

September 11, 2009

We used IFOHA digiline contrast back projection film. Which had teething problems; to begin with, we forgot to peel away the protective film, but once we got that sorted, the film adhered perfectly, no bubbles.

Early fluxus touch tests

July 17, 2009

Using tracing paper for the back projection surface.

Folding the beam

July 2, 2009

Assembly day

July 1, 2009

Fixing the LED ribbon

July 1, 2009

Table top arrives

June 29, 2009

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Hexagonal table top

June 25, 2009

Ordered the tabletop to be cut out of 18mm MDF from the CNC workshop people

Hexable table top plan

Table base

June 24, 2009

After an insightful conversation with my good friend and furniture designer Andrew Stafford, we agreed that we should first attempt to build a prototype, to test the technology and the design concept. So without the need for design refinement, I set about building the simplest (and cheapest) framework for the surface to sit on.

Hexable table legs

Plexiglass arrives

June 22, 2009

8mm Endlightened XL plexiglass made by Evonik. Cut from a huge sheet, which left us with enough material to make another one!

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K2 acrylic fabrication

June 11, 2009

I ordered the Endlightened plexiglass from K2 today, with a PDF of the cutting guide, and specified the cut edges had to be polished to let the LED side illumination in.

DSI perspex cutting guide