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Workshop

ANDY PAYNE: PART TWO, RESPONSIVE DESIGN WITH FIREFLY

About this Workshop
Interest in physical computing has risen dramatically over the last fifteen years in the fields of architecture, engineering, industrial design, and art. Following the latest trends, it is evident that designers in the future will be increasingly called upon to create objects and spaces that are computationally enhanced and interconnected. Our environments will demand some form of intelligent adaptability – a recognition of evolving external environmental parameters and user demands. Firefly is an extension to the popular visual programming environment Grasshopper, which facilitates real-time communication between the digital and physical worlds – enabling the possibility to explore virtual and physical prototypes with unprecedented fluidity.

Audience
Interior designers, architects, designers, and anyone interested in learning how to create interactive prototypes with Firefly for Grasshopper

Takeaways:
What is Interactive Modeling?
What are the various types of data I can use?
Using Firefly and the Firefly Shield in my Creative Process.
***Requires Arduino Kit – Specifications Below

Instructors
Andy Payne | LIFT Architects

Hardware Requirements
***Participants must bring the following Arduino Uno. All other components will be provided.

Software
If you would like to follow along with the delivered content, please bring a laptop with the following software installed:

Rhino 5.0 – Evaluation or SR3
If you haven’t already done so, please download the free trial-version of Rhino 5.0 (if you already purchased a licensed version, you can skip this). There are two versions (64-bit and 32-bit) but you are encouraged to use the 64-bit version if your system will support it.
Please make sure your copy of Rhino is using the latest service release (SR3) which can be downloaded here (http://blog.rhino3d.com/2013/04/rhino-5-sr3-released.html)

Grasshopper 0.9.0056
This is the latest version of Grasshopper. Note: this version will only work on Rhino 5.0 SR3. If you are upgrading from version 0.9.0014, you are encouraged to read this thread on the changes to the latest version (http://www.grasshopper3d.com/forum/topics/grasshopper-0-9-0051-available-for-download).

Firefly 1.0067
This will be the main plugin we will be using to facilitate the communication between the Arduino microcontroller and Grasshopper. After you fill out the form, you will be able to download either the 64-bit installer or the 32-bit version. If you’re using Rhino 5.0 64-bit, then the Firefly installer will walk you through all the setup instructions (this is the recommended method). If you’re using the 32-bit version of Rhino 5.0 then you’ll need to do a little more manual work to install Firefly on your machine. Instructions on how to install the 32-bit version can be found here.

Weaverbird 0.7.5.0
This is another addon for Grasshopper which enables a number of fantastic mesh editing tools. We may be using some of these tools for a few of the tutorials, so you are encouraged to have this installed on your machine. The installer should take care of everything for you.

AIA CEU Credits
This workshop includes 2 AIA Continuing Education Units.
Submission forms will be made available at the event.
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