Final Project Part 1 – “What”
Hello everyone, this report is about what I tried to build for my final project. As the name suggests I built a steampunk headphone stand as my final project. Due to COVID, I understand we lost a lot of resources and some of us had to change their scope for the project but thankfully, it did not affect me a lot as I had procured all of my materials beforehand. So my inspiration for the project and the vision is still the same as I spoke in the design review and I would like to bring it up again
Inspiration and Existing Design –
- The main inspiration for this project was my aim to build a functional product matching my daily need.
- After identifying a specific need, I decided on building a headphone stand.
- For reference I searched for existing designs online, and discovered a common aspect in all the designs.
- I was sure about building the headphone stand, but decided to give an additional touch with a specific aesthetic.
- Finally I decided steampunk to be the aesthetic and started building my project accordingly.
Existing Designs –
 Minimalist Aesthetic
 Human Aesthetic
Vision and Aesthetic –
- The vision for this project was to successfully build a headphone stand.
- I would proudly say i have achieved my vision of building the product.
- I use it daily and it sits on my gaming setup and eases my process of storing the headphones and acts as my charging port.
- The aesthetic I chose was steampunk as I am a fan of it and always wanted a product relating to it.
Initial Plan and Sketch –
My final product differs a bit from what I had envisioned earlier structurally, but I still included all the elements that I spoke about earlier, which are as follows :-
- A wooden base
- Edison Bulb
- Steampunk Skull
- Steampunk Fan
- Steampunk gears
- I have successfully completed my product construction.
- I have spoken about it in detail in the construction update http://www.aesdes.org/2020/04/15/construction-update-2020-steampunk-headphone-stand/, so I’ll just briefly describe about the whole process.
- Using PVC pipes, metallic paint and a hot glue gun, I put all of the elements together. I designed it in a such a way that it sits on my table and doesn’t take up a lot of space while still serving the purpose.
- It is big enough to carry three headphones and small earphones while charging them simultaneously, also powering it is a fan and a bulb that lights my whole workspace. The skull on top enhances the visual appeal.
References – https://www.elago.com/h-stand_headphones/h-stand-silver https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/499988180/headphone-stand-wall-mount-hand-holder