The Pulse, UK

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Concept Hoberman sphere

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One component – makes one sphere – cool toy cool concept

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So we take the toys measurements, do some maths, thanks bobby and make a computer model animate it to see what we got…

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it moves in and out beautifully

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we then buy one hobermans spheres … give a it a go ourselves – model it at 1:20 with some of our housemates tights we pinned it too the inside of the toy, rigged it up with fishing wire on some mdf and hey presto!

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slow shutter and zoom out when shooting – the shot and it looks like its moving!

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so down to the nuts and bolts – after several – i mean a lot of time effort advise and googling, we manage to value engineer every building element to the wire – hence of the shelf shelf brackets do just the trick!

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make some jigs crack out the mig welder and this is what we made, some sexy quad junctions of set centre lines to allow the two arms to pivot side by side

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Jake half pushes up the dome structure for the first time in the workshop

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flat packed the dome is unloaded from van

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ratchets out… there’s over 800 nuts and bolts to crank together… many hands make lighter worker

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structure lifted onto 1m scaffold

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the T shirt fabric sewn piece by piece together into giant parachute is erected and setting sail as the wind gets up it!

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each every juction btween the white paracute and bolted junction is tightened and adjusted for perfect tension

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the interior is made completely white , floor walls and ceiling – the sense of calm is remarkable

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man made meets nature in its glorious forms

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enjoying the detail and form

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a red curtain demark’s the entrance into the Pulse

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the control station where tractor winch controls the pulse’s expansions and contractions

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the night scene at SGP

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people gather under the light to enter the Pulse

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the heart beat orcestra

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