Initial Cube Dimensions:

Cubes 1, 2 and 4:

  • Width: 50cm
  • Height: 25cm

Cube 3 – Main cube:

  • Width: 50cm
  • Height: 50cm

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Cutting – Final Prototype Cube Dimensions:

Cubes 1, 2 and 4:

  • Width: 59cm
  • Height: 25cm

Cube 3 – Main cube:

  • Width: 59cm
  • Height: 59cm

We decided to create the cubes at the width of 59cm due to the foam board being the width of 84cm and height of 59cm. This was easier as we just had to cut the material into a square, leaving a cut off of 59cm width by 25cm height, which we are going to use for cubes 1, 2 and 4, making better use of the materials available.


Assembling Cube 3:

After cutting out the parts to make up the main cube (cube 3) for the selfie face mosaic projection, we then had to assemble it. We looked into a variety of potential options to construct the cube, of which we needed a strong enough bonding aid, therefore we ruled out the use of simply sellotaping or using standard glue to fix the parts together as it would not be strong enough. In the architecture building, we discovered a glue gun station, which we considered to be a strong enough bonding aid to assemble the cube together.

As you can see below we began by hot glue gunning two parts together, holding the parts together with pressure applied to ensure that the parts were bonded together to the best of our ability. We then created cardboard brackets to give the parts additional support. This process was repeated until we had assembled all six parts of the cube together.

We were amazed at the end result, the cube was fairly strong considering the parts were cut from foam board, the foam board material allowed for a professional looking finish of which we could then projection map onto.

At this point, we opted only to assemble cube 3 as it is the essential interactive component of The Faces of Amnesty. We found through discussions with Keir, that he was happy for us to continue with the projection mapping on the third cube alone. However, we decided that it would be worthwhile creating cubes 1, 2 and 4 to give our prototype for the Presentation and Viva assessment a more complete feel, to give those in attendance an accurate representation of what we envision The Faces of Amnesty to look like. We have already sourced the material to create the other cubes and have established how to assemble them successfully, therefore, we could feasibly create all of the cubes required for the project in efficient time.

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