Dario Alejandro Narvaez
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Fireflies fabrication

Technical challenges

The development in 3D plays a very important role to achieve tight scales, tolerances and dimensions that are close to reality and consider hard-points by the selected mechanisms.  Since the programmable LEDs drains a lot of current, so a very large battery pack was required, and this must be assembled inside the artifact without breaking its form and optimal operation. Something important to consider is that the experience requires to avoid the use of external wires since this may affect negatively the nature and freedom from the traditional activity.

Various sensors and switches were explored and tested during the iteration process.