Magnets were taped onto a latex glove to demonstrate magnetic pressure.
Gloves were hand cut from felt and magnets were taped on.
Premade, waterproof glove with magnets taped on the bottom. We attached a corresponding felt flap with magnets; when the flap is placed onto the top of your hand the magnets will attract to the ones on the bottom of the hand.
We created a box-like station out of lasercut cardboard layers stacked on top of eachother. Each layer was designed as a 2d Rhino file. Spaces were cut in the cardboard to place the magnetic fabric and different holes were cut to store the elctromagnets on the top and on the bottom of the box and the hand that would go inside of it. This iteration utilizesed electromagnets and magnetic pressure to take the glove off and put it on.
This was when the electro magnets were introduced (go to bottom to see how they work).
Iteration 5 was essentially the same as Iteration 4 except with nuts and bolts to separate the top and bottom parts of the box. The parts are separated to enable the user to fit their hand inside two sets of electro magnets.
This time the layers were designed in Rhino to fit screws, nuts, and bolts. The station was cut out of wood instead of cardboard, which allowed for more stability.
How the elecromagnets make our idea work:
2 electromagnets would be placed 2 inches away from eachother: one on top of the box and one on the bottom. 2 additional magnets would be placed seperately in between the electromagnets. When the electro magnets were on, 1 of the additional magnets would be attrracted to the top electromagnet, while the other would be attracted to the bottom electromagnet. At this point the user would insert their hand (see diagram) into the station. Once the hand was inserted the electromagnet would be turned off, which would cause the additional magnets to attract to eachother instead of the elecromagnets. The attraction between the two magnets, on the top and bottom of the hand, would create an instant compression effect.
The final more developed version will use two pieces of magnetic "fabric" instead of two magnets.
Lasercut cardboard squares (holding magnets) connected with metal rings.
Lasercut cardboard triangles, which held magnets.
Smaller lasercut cardboard triangles, which held magnets.
Smaller lasercut cardboard triangles with small holes on both ends to remove the cardboard "barrier."
The cardboard triangles from iteration 4 (with magnets) attached to one another with string.
Large 3d printed triangular hinges with a space for a magnet (with supports).
Smaller 3d printed hinges with a space for a magnet (without supports).