ProtopiperIssue: XXIII.2 March + April 2016
Harshit Agrawal, Udayan Umapathi, Robert Kovacs, Johannes Frohnhofen, Hsiang-Ting Chen, Stefanie Mueller, Patrick Baudisch
Protopiper is a computer-aided handheld fabrication device that allows users to sketch room-sized objects at actual scale. The key idea behind Protopiper is its main building material: It uses adhesive tape formed into tubes rather than extruded plastic or photopolymer lines. Since the resulting tubes are hollow, they offer excellent strength-to-weight ratio and thus scale well to large structures. By allowing users to sketch and prototype room-sized objects at actual scale, users can verify their designs during prototyping. For example, they can make sure that objects fit with the room or with their bodies.
Agrawal, H., Umapathi, U., Kovacs, R., Frohnhofen, J., Chen, H-T, Mueller, S., and Baudisch, P. Protopiper: Physically sketching room-sized objects at actual scale. Proc. of the 28th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology. ACM, New York, 427–436, 2015. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2807442.2807505
Harshit Agrawal, Udayan Umapathi, Robert Kovacs, Johannes Frohnhofen, Hsiang-Ting Chen, Stefanie Mueller, and Patrick Baudisch, Hasso Plattner Institute