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DWI Modular explores infinite space with help from Arduino

Maker Felix Luque has designed a series of 10 rhombic dodecahedrons that can be assembled to mimic “the tessellation of infinite space.” These 12-sided polyhedrons are filled with electro-magnetic connectors that allow for boundless creation and idea generation.

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The Different Ways to Infinity (DWI) design enables unprecedented invention and modulation within the space given. With this project, Luque decided to focus on the limitations between scientific modelization and reality, theory and perception as he believes, “The installation plays with different meanings of the endlessness.”

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For this particular exhibition of his work, Luque formed a closed shape assembly exploiting at their best the formal and dramatic qualities of this sculpture generator. The exhibition itself is accompanied by a video where a character manipulates the system and builds different forms combining the assembling of the 10 rhombic dodecahedrons.

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Each individual 3D-printed building block features an [Atmel basedArduino paired with an xBee communicator inside which link to a custom PCB. The PCB uses a TLC5940 16-channel PWM chip and the ULN2003 Darlington transistor to properly illuminate the LED strips on the outside of the blocks. Further adding to design capabilities, the DWI is a non-polarized build, meaning any magnetic face can connect to any other possible face, as there is no positive or negative charge.

See the innovative design in action via the video below.