Solidworks render of treehouse: structure includes an open area for throwing in multiple directions to the next treehouse or ground goal basket, four seats for watching throws, partial roof to help deflect discs onto platform for putting and goal basket incorporated into the roof.
Solidworks render: perforations throughout entire floor of structure are co-centric to the goal basket, giving players on the ground an indication where to throw when the basket is not visible.
Solidworks render: perforations in roof align with next basket to indicate throwing direction.
Solidworks render: short putt into goal basket. Aside from chains to absorb motion of disc, basket is constructed of the same aluminum plate as the rest of the structure.
Solidworks render: all segments of the structure are fastened together with bolts along the lower folds which act as support beams when assembled.
Solidworks render: as the entire structure is constructed with digital fabrication methods, each segment can be easily customized to match the layout of the disc golf course. This allows the structure to have better integration with nearby trees and better alignment for throwing to the next basket.
Solidworks render: CNC construction allows for customization of the goal basket height, position, and the size of the platform beneath to provide varying degrees of game difficulty.
Solidworks render: goal basket light for night games. Energy for the light is harnessed by tree movement, the top of the access rope ladder is wound around a geared down rotational generator (attached to roof) then bound to a separate nearby tree.
Solidworks render: contextual image of treehouse.
Photo of 1:30 scale model constructed with laser cut plastic and cardboard.