DESIGN

CYBERBIRD (2019)

C O N C E P T

A E R O D Y N A M I C S

Biomimicry

/ˌbīōˈmiməkrē/

The design and production of systems and structures that are modeled on biological entities and processes.

CyberBird's aerodynamic profile models that of the lightning-fast Peregrine Falcon. Using counter rotating gears, its wings can tuck for drag-reduction, and expand for lift.

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CyberBird is a biologically-inspired solution to address time-critical medical deliveries.

With the folding wings of a Peregrine Falcon, the V-shaped flying formation of Canadian Geese, and the dive bombing trajectory of a Bald Eagle, this prototype drone is designed to deliver medical supplies to emergencies.

R E T R I E V A L

100 percent runtime,

Solar-paneled wings provide CyberBird the energy necessary to function without the need for a snack break.

0 percent downtime.

 

Mimicking the trajectory of a bald eagle, CyberBird dives to retrieve packages using a mechanical claw, all without ever touching the ground.

P R O T O T Y P E

Designed to last 

and built to outlast.

 

The prototype was designed using a variety of industry-standard software and practices. It was formed under the heat of a laser cutter and in the cold of a water jet cutter.

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Faces assembled to a cutting template in Adobe Illustrator

Aluminum sheet is cut into template on water jet cutter

Folding wing mechanism designed in Adobe Illustrator

Foam core material is laser cut and assembled in three layers

Final component drafted in Autodesk Fusion 360

Sheet metal is folded and adhered to wing mechanism

E.MOTION (2019)

D E M O   V I D E O

e.motion is an impressionistic software mirror that paints your face according to your facial expression.

Using JavaScript with the p5.js and face-api.js libraries, the program processes a live camera output and adjusts the "painting style" based on your emotional turbulence.

 © 2020 by Samuel Levin

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