Description:The spiral of learning (Kolb & Kolb) is a simple helix visualising the learner's progress. I need to visualise a more complex spiral. Turns on this helix are circular. Each turn represents an interaction between teacher and learner. This helix contains 1 grand turn. A grand turn contains at least 3 smaller turns. This creates a turn complex. Each turn achieves a small or large rise on the z axis depending on the diameter of the turns on the x and y axes. In elevation view the turn complex should have a stepped appearance due to the presence of the smaller turns, with the lowest steps at left and the highest at right. The idea to be communicated is that the larger turns contain at least 3-5 smaller turns. Each turn achieves a small increase in z-height as the learner exits the turn, like freeway traffic using a cloverleaf junction. Multiple interactive turns aggregate to a large gain in z-height. In the attached illustration, the largest loop should be understood as not a part of the visualisation. I would like to see two variations of the design:
(1) smaller turns ranged on outside of grand turn diameter
(2) smaller turns ranged on inside of grand turn diameter.
Wants:The structure is of 'sheet metal' form with a minimal sheet thickness and ribbon-like form factor. Blue semi-transparent material is preferred to reflective metallic material, so that overlaps and crossings are salient. It can be manipulated in 3-space using display software, or at least displayed as an animation of prerecorded rotations, eg, from plan to elevation view and back to plan view. The model can be output in different orientations and magnifications as a 300 dpi PNG or JPG illustration.
Don't Wants:3D printing, machining or physical production. This is a virtual object for the visual representation of a pedagogic concept. It does not have to conform to any engineering or manufacturing standards.
- PTC Creo Parametric / Pro-E
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