Another custom electronics project comes together using rapid prototyped PCB’s, and a custom acrylic housing. The controls are completely analog and even include the hand made NAND gate from our previous post.
Here’s some weird stuff we did for our friend Erik Shirai at Cebu Osani Films. He is shooting food as it is being made, and needed some cookware modified to allow him to shoot from the angles he wanted.
This is not the sort of thing we usually do, but we can, so we figured why not? They turned out nicely, as we are sure Erik’s project will.
This magic machine is a NextEngine 3D-scanner. It is seen here scanning a raccoon skull we had lying around the shop. Don’t ask.
This is a seriously fun piece of equipment. 3D laser scanning down to a 0.002” feature size, software controlled turntable, AND color map capture.
So, you need something 3D-scanned? Let us know.
It’s finally happening! We’re getting real business cards!
We are now making these bodies for our friends over at dlV Designs for their Drum Table. They may have humble beginnings in ultralight MDF, but the guys at dlV turn these into pieces of art. The faux-finishes that those guys do are amazing.
Look for them at the ICFF this spring.
Here is the largest garden whirlygig you’ve ever seen. Seriously, if you have seen a bigger one, we really want to know about it.
We helped artist Glen Fogel create this 8-foot diameter giant-size whirlygig for a show at Callicoon Fine Arts at 124 Forsyth St. in Manhattan. If you’ve never been to this gallery, know that it is only 9 feet wide inside. This makes for quite an….interesting experience when the piece is in motion.
The show is up until the end of March, so go see it if you can!
Big changes are afoot at RUSHdesign!
Work on the office, new workstations, more awesome people, new machines, upgrades to existing machines… The list goes on and on.
We’ve been busy, and will likely continue to be so. We promise to try to be better about posting.
This chandelier now lives in The Museum of the City of New York at the corner of 5th ave and 103rd street.
Concept by Cooper Joseph Studio
Designed by Studio1Thousand
Built by RUSHdesign.
Months of planning an production went into this custom designed chandelier that can only be described as geometrically hallucinogenic. The patterns of interference create multiple points of infinity that draw your eyes in multiple directions at once. Pictures only partially do justice to this project.
It’ll be around for a couple years but don’t hesitate. Go. See. This.
The former, and new home of 7,700 ft of custom made 22 AWG rope-lay tinned copper wire. A few thousand feet more and we just might let the cat out of the bag as to what we are doing with all that light…
Our friend Nathan of Nathan Frey Plaster needed to produce a 4’ x 10’ ovoid scalloped ceiling medallion, and traditional methods were going to be very limiting. So, we drew up a 3D version of the part in CAD based on the drawings from the architect and cut the master for him on our CNC router.
This master was used to produce a mold, which then had reinforced plaster cast into it to create the final parts.
It’s nice when technology can make traditional processes easier!
This is one component of a set of LED chandeliers that we worked on with F.P. Victoria recently for a private residence on the upper west side of Manhattan. The brass “cowl” holds a custom PCB with 12 LEDs, which it retains with a spring clip in an internal groove.
Cutting the curving profile on all 36 of these would be a nightmare on a manual lathe, so we fired up the ol’ Tormach Duality Lathe (or as we affectionately call it, the “Duopoly”). Since it is not a real CNC lathe, and we were only making 36 pieces, it didn’t make sense to try to cut the whole part on the Duopoly. So, we cut the curved exterior of the parts via CNC, then transferred to the trusty Monarch manual engine lathe to drill, bore, groove, and cut off the finished parts.
We’ll post more pics of the rest of the lamps and all of the custom parts we made for them. They came out beautifully, and even work perfectly!
It’s another blast from the past! These are some of the main structural components of the Lowline’s prototype reflector system, as seen in their exhibit at the Essex Street Warehouse on the Lower East Side.
Here’s hoping that they get funding!