This is the final installment of the Behind the Scenes series for n-Hedral. With all of the parts fabricated, it was time for final assembly! The final model was due to be shown at the Philadelphia University Innovation Gala. This was a fancy affair, at the Hyatt in Center City, and I was due to deliver the chair to the set-up crew so it could be transported to the venue on Friday at noon. After 48 hours of straight work, I had finished all of the pieces, and was ready to assembly on Friday morning.
Slowly, but steadily, the pieces went together. Until this time, I was still unsure whether I had made everything correctly. However, the tolerances I factored in for finish thickness were all perfect, and the pieces went together without any trouble.
In 3 hours time, I had assembled all 334 parts and made the delivery as scheduled! Truly a momentous occasion.
To get a better idea of how the structure is assembled, take a look at my video for the project:
I hope you found this project interesting. If you did, leave a comment below! It was a ton of work, but I learned a lot and had a great time. Thanks for reading!