of the Jam-O-Drum was carefully considered and executed, and design
decisions dictated many of the construction methods:
table would be round, with a square base of steel
allow for the CircleMaze to fit neatly into the design as well
as creating the communal space which is one of the goals of the
Jam-O-Drum platform. The square base contributes to the simple
design while also making the device easier to build for the students.
The sides of the base would also have to be transparent to sound,
as the subwoofer would be stored inside.
table would be built to disassemble easily
would have to come apart easily in order to be packaged and sent
across the U.S. from where it was built in Pittsburgh to the Zeum
venue in San Francisco. This would add complexity and construction
time, but would save time and effort down the road.
design for the table would have to be updated and shared between
several parties during construction
with all framing and harware, was modeled in scale in AutoCAD.
The scale drawings also allowed us to keep a common record of
the construction as well as communicate the design with the client
and hardware vendors. The fact that the table was modeled in 3D
also allowed the group to generate and update perspective and
detail views as the design continued to evolve.
links to view PDF files of the construction drawings:
Plan and Section Views tableCAD1.pdf
Drumpad Mount Details tableCAD2.pdf
Perspective View tableCAD3.pdf
Detail Perspective tableCAD4.pdf
group member Scott Nestel stands by tabletop with the
the tabletop with white laminate projection surface, speaker
holes and turntables.
tabletop after installation in User Studies Lab