Saturday, May 12, 2012

Widget Toy

This toy invention (circa1984) was modelled for me by a prototyping company in Newcastle, N.E. England.
This is the nodal connector upon which the struts snap-connect to
Four "Smiley" balloons contained within four rhombic dodecahedrons made of the suspended Widget framework.  In the next set of pictures the balloons are slowly deflating causing the widget to slowly collapse and fold down.

Going down
Going down
Fully deflated
Widget tower construction

Four interconnected rhombic dodecahedrons

Another viewpoint

....and another

This is the framework that 5 years later  was  to  become the Nodlet Truss when it slipped off the table turning itself inside out

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