Introduction: Create Your Own PeepSHOW

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peepSHOW is an urban viewing station that focuses the gaze and thoughts of a passersby onto obscure or concealed scenes on Market Street, creating moments for the user to contemplate his or her surroundings and acts to spur discussion and create shared experience. peepSHOW builds on the notion of a nature-lover’s viewing station or scenic (birdwatching, scenic overlooks) but centers this in an active, dense city context, allowing for the contemplation of the urban environment.

Step 1: Get Inspired

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Go to your site! Observe, photograph, interview, hang out!

Step 2: Draw

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Step 3: Collaborate

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Engage the community! Talk to people on the street, meet with community organizations!

Step 4: Design

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Rhino - create the form using the paneling tool and unroll the form to make the individual panels

CAD - lay out the panles onto sheets to be converted into cut files

V-Carve - import the CAD files to make cut files to be CNC routed

Step 5: Budget and Materials

Mockups and testing of materials
$500

Main structure panels (Local lumber yard)
4'x8'x1/2" 5 ply birch plywood ($40 each x 50 panels)
$2000

Joints (Local lumber yard)
4'x'8'x3/4" 7 ply birch plywood (10 panels)
$500

Mirrored Panels (Tap Plastics)
4'x8'x1/8" mirrored acrylic panels(30 sheets)
$3000

Floor (local lumber yard)
OSB panels
$100
Framing and fasteners
$200

Fabrication (Advanced Laser Santa Clara, Techshop SF)
Mirrored Panels lasercutting
$1000

TechShop Memberships for CNC routing
$800

Lighting (Cool Neon West Oakland)
$500

Transporation and Storage (uhaul, carshare)
$800

Total: $9,400

Step 6: Testing

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Step 7: Fabricate

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Step 8: Install

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Step 9: Observe

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Step 10: Break Down

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Comments

PaulPillitteri (author)2015-06-25

Very cool design. Wish I would have had more time to play in it!

gotianse (author)2015-06-17

Awesome installation! Loved it!!!

tomatoskins (author)2015-06-16

Really cool project!

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