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    A modular jitterbug based on the form of a square antiprism.
Independent Study Project
Carl Fasano
Spring Semester 2013
When I was in Carl's Foundation Design class, he showed me the flat square jitterbug. A year later in his Design Science class, I decided to take it a step further and attempt to close off the gaps in a way that would inform the movement of the jitterbug. The result is the antiprism jitterbug.
The experimentation that led me to this form:
Further experimentation with the configuration:
Fun Fact: the skeleton of the square antiprism continuously inverses on itself
Question 1: Can you make it bigger?
Attempt 1: Unsuccessful
too rigid, too fragile, too much to handle
However, it could form into a variety non-jitterbug configurations.
For example, it lends itself to the design of a tunnel.
Question 2: Can it be double-sided?
Attempt 1: Unsuccessful
the edges ripped and the movement was very rigid
Attempt 2: Successful
the jitterbug moved when given 45 degree openings at each corner
this shows that this is not a 2-D operation
Question 3: Can you fill in the gaps?
To be continued...