an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators
The CGB Team is happy to announce that a nice handful of our Machine Patterns is ready for publication, and will be released next week in the CGB Shop. Those of you who simply want hinging advice for designing your own machines – rest assured, we are Open Source to the core, and will be publishing a technical blog when we release the patterns.
Naturally the upcoming CGB Pattern Book will show the engineering for each of the basic machines as well, but we can only fit one pattern for each machine into the book. So the others will go into the Shop.
photo and beadwork: Kim Van Antwerp
However. The Kaleidocycle in size 11 beads is a challenging form, and decidedly not well-suited to a stitch-in-the-ditch hinge or a folding-net style join. You can make them happen if you are clever with your needle, but neither of those methods are what the beads or the thread want to do.
Instead, we think you will like our true engineering hinges, placed as a function of the tetrahedron assembly. It’s important to us to do good work, and not rush the technical side. We are eager to see what you think of our conclusions, and of course of our patterns.
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