Future Bubble

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Iin order to continue our inflating gold emergency blanket experiments we were invited by peats ridge festival to create an inflatable structure that would literally pop up in different locations over the 3 day event leading up to new year’s eve. Armed with the trusty antfarm inflato-cookbook we began designing a 25m x 10m x 5m structure with a dj area to the rear and the aim of entertaining 300+ party goers.

Paying homage to the imminent end of the world we decided on a myan / aztec theme of silver and gold triangles which blended to clear plastic. for the main structure we used gold/silver emergency blankets and 100um builders plastic. The floor was built using a thicker 200um plastic to withhold all those dancing feet.

A 3d model was built in rhino and divided into a number of sections at 1.9m intervals. each strip was then unrolled for cutting. The strips were laid out over the required number of gold or plastic sheets, depending on their length and a script was written in order to assign coordinates to each triangular node for easy marking and cutting. In total there were 19 strips plus the floor area to be assembled.

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