Spring semester 2018: Smart Matter
Instructor: Peter Yeadon
Time: 2.5 weeks
This jigsaw takes advantage of this special kind of foam material called Poron xrd, which has exceptional impact and shock absorption capabilities. The Jigsaw incorporates Poron xrd (the yellow sheet material) in three main areas: surface of the handle, intersection between the handle and the lower body and the platform at the bottom of the saw.
3 layers of poron xrd were applied to reduce shock as shown in this diagram:
A wooden model is sculpted first to test the effects of poron xrd:
The following laser test shoots a laser towards a mirror that is placed on top of model, which simulates the vibration of a drill. When poron is applied on the wooden model, the wavelength of the laser pointer decreases: