learning the ropes

things I made at ITP and after: sketches, prototypes, and other documentation

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Space Planning for DPI Residency

I’m preparing for my residency at the Digital Performance Institute and have been working up some ideas of how I will use the space.  One of the challenges of working in this space will be the drawing surface; I don’t have a blank wall to hang my paper on.  After sketching a bit, one solution I’m considering is using a roll of seamless background paper mounted on a pipe above a 4′x8′ sheet of plywood which is attached to Auto Poles with some Super Clamps

1 side view


2 near camera position

3 plywood mounting

4 plywood mounting - closeup 

A 3/4″ thick sheet of 4′x’8 plywood weighs approximately 75lbs (or 34.02kg).  A Manfrotto Super Clamp is rated to hold 15kg, so I figure that a clamp at each corner of the plywood (along with some simple adapter hardward) should be able to hold 60kg.

posted by Michael at 11:30 am  

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