Complex Systems

The Prototyping of a Shading Device Controlled by a Cellular Automaton Download PDF

Machi Zawidzki
Ichiro Fujieda
Department of Architecture and Engineering
Ritsumeikan University, Noji-Higashi 1-1-1, Kusatsu, Japan


A shading device controlled by a cellular automaton (CA) for use in architecture has been prototyped. The implementation consists of selecting the class of CA, designing the logic circuits, and fabricating the units, followed by design of the liquid crystal display (LCD) panel and the acrylic casings.