The Walking Platform
The walking platform is one of the components developed for this kit of parts. The platform walks around on four legs made of a single series of the scissor system. The axis point of rotation between the levers is able to move, allowing each leg complete flexibility in its movements. Each leg is attached to the platform by a rotating disk which enables them to change direction and move about in whichever way is necessary. This component is able to compress down to a short height as well as greatly expand upwards. The number of levers used in the legs changes its range of compression and expansion. For example, three segments can shrink down to 1' in height and expand to 3.5'. Six segments can go from 1.5' to 7', and nine segments from 2' to an astounding 10'. The walking platform as a whole can also be scaled to different sizes such as a standard 3' by 3' platform or a larger 6' by 6' platform.
By creating a field of these platforms arranged at different heights, a vast variety of different topological scenarios can be created. During a performance, the walking platforms could change heights or move around, altering the setting. While a spectator is traversing these platforms, one could even get up and carry them away to a different area in the performance. The surfaces of the platforms have a video display screen to help aid in the creation of different environments.