Autodesk Maya / Processing / Arduino
Anton Bakerjian / Ian McHone
FieldCondition V1 video
This first prototype was to created to investigate the potential of a CNC controlled mower that could "print" 3d patterns into grass. The target patterns were created in Maya and then exported as a control sequence to Processing. As the operator pushed the mower its speed and orientation were tracked and matched to the position within the digital model. Two linear actuators then adjusted the angle of the cutting head to match the pattern.