Final Report Part 2

This semester was mostly focused on my senior design however I enjoyed spending time working on my aesthetics project. Aesthetics of Design helped give me new inspirations for sketching and implementing aesthetics into designs. I enjoyed creating my upcycle project and using blue plastic to represent the ocean. I’ve found an interest in creating art…
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Final Report Part 1

For my aesthetics project I focused on improving the functionality of a chair. I purchased a tall chair from a thrift store and improved the interior space of the chair to utilize storage. I purchased multiple drawers and implemented them into¬† the overall design. This project was mainly completed using my woodworking experience. Special thanks…
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Design Review Report

For my main project I’m creating a piece of furniture with varying aesthetics. More specifically, i’m focusing on refurbishing a chair and implementing a drawer below the seat. This increases the functionality of the chair while maintaining the overall aesthetic. I’m focusing on implementing the minimal aesthetic as well as a modern or vintage aesthetic…
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Top 5 Constraints

For my final project I’m creating a functional furniture piece with varying aesthetics. These are the top five constraints for my final project. Aesthetic types: In my previous post I mentioned the use of the minimal and vintage aesthetic. I think i’d be best to constrain my project to these two aesthetic types so I…
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Skill Sets & Personal Aspirations

I’m a senior studying mechanical engineering with a minor in business and entrepreneurship. Through my experience in the ME Department I’ve gained experience using 3D modeling programs, coding in MATLAB, and using Engineering Equation Solver (EES) for complicated homework problems. Overall improving my problem solving skills. I’ve also gained experience using mills, lathes, and welding…
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Upcycle Progress: Plastic Waste

Plastic waste has a significant impact on the environment. Since most plastics are not degradable i’ve decided to use this material for my upcycle project. I’ve also been inspired from companies like Parley and Adidas who created products from plastic waste in the ocean. These types of products satisfy customer demands while also helping the…
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