Orbit

Reconfigurable environment for confined space

Group Project | Fall 2019

About the Design

Reconfigurable environment designed to utilize confined space

Envisioned as a potential solution for space habitats or remote research centers

Uses rotating outer ring and turntables to maneuver modules in and out of the living space

Prototyping

Scale prototype (1:20) constructed out of wood and acrylic with ABS furniture

Used 6 servos to rotate outer ring and modules

Overlaid gear profile on module and filler pieces to enable rotation

Empty modules allow view to windows for natural light exposure while filled modules would feature walls that blocked view of unused furniture

Expandable furniture could further utilize the in-wall space