Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Finally submitted my crazy entry for local motors Terra Prix 2085 competition. Was fun working on it at night after work at work))) interesting experience. I think I was strongly inspired by motorcycles even though I'm not sure if it comes across in the end. Fire ants came later when I read an article in Popular Science about fire ants locking onto each other to form almost fabric that can float. I think this opens a lot of possibilities even in architecture. I had tons of ideas that have not used just to simplify the whole concept. Wanted to make cabin of the truck eject in case of emergence. Also would have been cool to show inflatable wings collapse. Actually there is a company that is already playing with this idea. Oh yeh, living module! I wish I had more time to explore that. Definitively ran out of time. So anyway that was fun and excellent summer project.
Check it out at Local Motors Web Site and Please VOTE!

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