Assignment 04 Responsive Component Fabrication (See full Assignment in Assignment Menu)


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.



Fabricate the 3 states of your component.  You will have 1 week to complete this assignment.  It will be due on March 18th.

  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 a surface 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 surface: 10%
  • Laser cut Fabricated Components: 40%



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

Spring 2014: Responsive Component 2

Spring 2014: Responsive Component

Fall 2013: Responsive Component


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