Door Contest: 2004 - SolidWorks
This was an entry for some design contest. I wanted to make a kind of robotic door, where dozens of tiles would scramble over one another to block up the entrance. It could also exist in a half way open, half way - closed virus like pattern. The individual tiles had grippers which would connect adjacent tiles and then worm gears which would drive them against one another.
The second concept was a door made of ice, where the door knob would just shatter the sheet of ice. There's a water collection grate at the bottom, and a reservoir tank at the top. The only problem is that it would take hours to "close" the door again by re-freezing another sheet.
My friend Dom Muren won 5000 Euros with his door that just had different sounding knock areas. One of the judges was Peter Gabriel.