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SANDBOT explores new modeling processes, that are recyclable and inexpensive, using sand as a mold to produce building components. It is conceived as a portable milling machine, with multiple tools, to sculpt and pressurize the sand and produce complex and economic molds, with almost no limitations in size.

(2010)

See Project VIDEO

Design speculation panel components:
Design speculation panel components

Design speculation joinery:
Design speculation joinery

Sandbot 2.0 components:
Sandbot 2.0 components

Forming tool test results:

Final shape:
Final shape _01
Final shape _02

Developed by:
Joel Letkemann (Canada)
Viraj Kataria (India)
Fabio Lopez (Colombia)

Tutored by:
Marta Malé-Alemany / Research & Development director
Cesar Cazares / Research & Development assistant

With consultants:
Victor Viña / Electronics

Context:
Digital Tectonics ‘FABBOTS 1.0’ Research & Development Studio
Master in Advanced Architecture, IAAC (Barcelona, Spain)

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