A technical breakdown of Cascade

Here is where we're putting a big integrated diagram of beauty and some explanation.

Learn About an Individual System


Cascade’s mechanical system encompasses the water distribution and recollection system, and the surrounding structure that supports it. It also includes connections and wire routing for seamless integration with the electrical system.


Our electrical system is comprised of the actuation and control of each of the individual nozzles. Through a series of shift registers and MOS-FETs, we control the actuation through the output of an Arduino specified by code.


Our software is probably the least complex system, due to its sole job being to designate the correct timing for printing patterns. We did this by creating binary bitwise assignments specifying all nozzle states simultaneously.