Gabriella Levine
Visible Futures Lab (VFL)
Artist in Resident, 2014
SVA
!

Sneel_004a
!

Sneel_004b
!

Sneel_004c
!

Sneel_004
!

logarithmic spiral in biology
!

logarithmic spiral in biology and ecology
!

logarithmic spiral in biology and ecology
!

The perfect wave motion
!

Age 12: Snakes and lizards as pets
!

Reptile tanks
!

Desert Snake research in Arizona
!

Sneel_003
Sneel : Iterative production process
!

Protei : shape-shifting sailing robot

!

Sneel's Iterative process
!

Sneel_000
!

Sneel_001
!

Sneel_002
!

Sneel_002 in Central Park
!

Sneel_003
!

Sneel_003 in San Francisco
!

Early Sneel character study
!

Swarms of Sneel
Process
!

Faster, cheaper, modular, flexible
Biomimetic design
!

Mechanical fabrication
Hardware design
Software architecture
Mechanical Fabrication : Joints for motion
!

Servo motor brackets from Thingiverse
!

Thingiverse.com
!

Servo bracket redesign in Rhino
!

Fast iteration
!

3D printed brackets
!

Servo motors
Hardware : The brain and nervous system
!

Servo motor shield in Eagle CAD
!

Brain: Arduino Mega + Servo Shield
!

Spinal Column: transmit the signal down the body
!

!

Power : batteries
Communication : Zigbee
!

Communication : Zigbee
Software : The computation
!

Sneel software architecture
!

Servowave custom library: github.com/gabriella
Future Goals
!

flexibility, modularity, reconfigurability
!

Optimize brackets
!

Sneel on Instructables
!

Get Swimming
!

Explore the motion algorithms
!

Workshops on Newtown Creek
!

optimize form
!

optimize shape
!

Optimize skin
!

Air powered Sneel_00x ?
!

Sneel_00x ?
!

Swarms
!

Mars
!

SAR
!

Pipes
Gabriella Levine
!

gabriellalevine.com
gabriella.levine@gmail.com
Sneel by Gabriella Levine - VFL residency 2014
Sneel by Gabriella Levine - VFL residency 2014
Sneel by Gabriella Levine - VFL residency 2014
Sneel by Gabriella Levine - VFL residency 2014
Sneel by Gabriella Levine - VFL residency 2014
Sneel by Gabriella Levine - VFL residency 2014
Sneel by Gabriella Levine - VFL residency 2014
Sneel by Gabriella Levine - VFL residency 2014
Sneel by Gabriella Levine - VFL residency 2014
Sneel by Gabriella Levine - VFL residency 2014
Sneel by Gabriella Levine - VFL residency 2014
Sneel by Gabriella Levine - VFL residency 2014
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Sneel by Gabriella Levine - VFL residency 2014

  1. 1. Gabriella Levine Visible Futures Lab (VFL) Artist in Resident, 2014 SVA
  2. 2. ! Sneel_004a
  3. 3. ! Sneel_004b
  4. 4. ! Sneel_004c
  5. 5. ! Sneel_004
  6. 6. ! logarithmic spiral in biology
  7. 7. ! logarithmic spiral in biology and ecology
  8. 8. ! logarithmic spiral in biology and ecology
  9. 9. ! The perfect wave motion
  10. 10. ! Age 12: Snakes and lizards as pets
  11. 11. ! Reptile tanks
  12. 12. ! Desert Snake research in Arizona
  13. 13. ! Sneel_003
  14. 14. Sneel : Iterative production process
  15. 15. ! Protei : shape-shifting sailing robot ! Sneel's Iterative process
  16. 16. ! Sneel_000
  17. 17. ! Sneel_001
  18. 18. ! Sneel_002
  19. 19. ! Sneel_002 in Central Park
  20. 20. ! Sneel_003
  21. 21. ! Sneel_003 in San Francisco
  22. 22. ! Early Sneel character study
  23. 23. ! Swarms of Sneel
  24. 24. Process
  25. 25. ! Faster, cheaper, modular, flexible
  26. 26. Biomimetic design ! Mechanical fabrication Hardware design Software architecture
  27. 27. Mechanical Fabrication : Joints for motion
  28. 28. ! Servo motor brackets from Thingiverse
  29. 29. ! Thingiverse.com
  30. 30. ! Servo bracket redesign in Rhino
  31. 31. ! Fast iteration
  32. 32. ! 3D printed brackets
  33. 33. ! Servo motors
  34. 34. Hardware : The brain and nervous system
  35. 35. ! Servo motor shield in Eagle CAD
  36. 36. ! Brain: Arduino Mega + Servo Shield
  37. 37. ! Spinal Column: transmit the signal down the body
  38. 38. ! ! Power : batteries Communication : Zigbee
  39. 39. ! Communication : Zigbee
  40. 40. Software : The computation
  41. 41. ! Sneel software architecture
  42. 42. ! Servowave custom library: github.com/gabriella
  43. 43. Future Goals
  44. 44. ! flexibility, modularity, reconfigurability
  45. 45. ! Optimize brackets
  46. 46. ! Sneel on Instructables
  47. 47. ! Get Swimming
  48. 48. ! Explore the motion algorithms
  49. 49. ! Workshops on Newtown Creek
  50. 50. ! optimize form
  51. 51. ! optimize shape
  52. 52. ! Optimize skin
  53. 53. ! Air powered Sneel_00x ?
  54. 54. ! Sneel_00x ?
  55. 55. ! Swarms
  56. 56. ! Mars
  57. 57. ! SAR
  58. 58. ! Pipes
  59. 59. Gabriella Levine ! gabriellalevine.com gabriella.levine@gmail.com

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