A Bio-radiator for Emiko’s Kind
After working on part one, I was thinking of what I could make with the material.
Because of the way it can curve, I wanted to make a cap or head gear but I felt like it would look like a torture device. I also thought of making it an arm piece.
I ended up choosing to make a vambrace (arm guard).
I struggled with the organic material so I tried changing the material of the washers to cardboard and making rings out of paper to connect it to the metal washers but they look weird and out of place.
I also wanted to use cotton, but I realised they trap heat instead of cooling down the body.
In the end, I decided to use bamboo tooth picks to mimic bamboo mats that absorb heat and regulate the body temperature.
We also had to do research on bio radiators and I sketched out the main components of a bio radiator
I decided to use the water pump system and mimic the large surface area of the radiator by coiling wires and rubber tubing
Because of the properties of the washers, the vambrace is also collapsible.
The Final Work
“Song Dynasty Commander Armor.” Digital image. Accessed November 21, 2018. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f4/8c/b7/f48cb7937bf98dfea3bcf021b38892ae.jpg.
Digital image. Accessed November 21, 2018. https://www.setadirect.com/images/images_big/ mats/cm713.jpg.
“How a Radiator Works in Automobile.” Digital image. Accessed November 21, 2018. http://www.mechanicalbooster.com/ wp-content/uploads/2017/12/how-radiator-works.jpg.