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'The Joint' asks to take on one of four joints - hip, elbow, wrist or jaw - and translate it into an interactive object, using two movements relating to the chosen joint. Each has its own opportunities and restrictions which makes the joint unique, and movement interesting. This project comes with consideration to material, and what is achieveable with your selected wood.

I chose the hip joint, coupled with the movements rotate and lock. The handle of my object is able to rotate almost 360 degrees around the base, mirroring the large range of movement available to the hip joint. The rubber provides tention to the lock, so it springs back suddenly if not locked in perfectly - this adds an interesting interactive aspect to the object.