Assignment 06

Assignment 06


Fabricate your responsive component.  You should now have a responsive component in Grasshopper that responds to an input parameter control with a range of 0.0 to 1.0.  Using the laser cutter as your fabrication technique create 3 versions of your component that represent 3 unique states of your component.  You can choose any 3 values from 0.0 to 1.0 or you could use the end and middle conditions, for example 0.0, 0.5, 1.0.


There are two main requirements for this assignment.  Fabricating the 3 states of your component and providing an image/rendering of your component applied to the E-Building Facade.  You will have 2 weeks to complete this assignment.  It will be due on April 17th.  Start early it will take longer than you think.

  1. The 3 laser cut states of your component need to be fabricated at an appropriate scale to convey a moderate level of detail to illustrate the assembly.  Because of wide variation in the scale of everyone’s components, it is difficult to provide a scale that would apply to everyone’s unique components.  That being said, your scaled down components should roughly fit in an 8″ to 10″ cube.  To be clear, each component would fit into it’s own 8″ to 10″ cube and you will provide 3 of these at 3 different states of responsiveness.  These are to be fabricated using laser cut bristol board.
  2. You will also need to provide an image/rendering/screenshot of your component applied to the E-Building facade to illustrate the overall scale of your component.



  • Design : 20%
  • Demonstrates Proficiency with Tool and Lasercutter: 20%
  • Labeling /Organization of Dropbox and definition/ Correct File Naming: 5%
  • Followed Assignment Directions: 5%
  • Rendering/Image of component applied to facade of E-Building: 10%
  • Laser cut Fabricated Components: 40%



Check out these resources for more info on the responsive components and the laser cutter assignment.

Week 5: DIVA-Based Components

Week 4: Responsive Components

Week 3: Quad Panels Flattening and Tabbing

Laser Cut Tab Process

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