Summing Up 2019

I designed and created two projects this semester. The first was an up-cycling project that utilized used or unwanted materials.  I loved the chance to breathe new life into something old and make it new again. For the project I designed and welded a balancing wine holder.  For my final project I wanted to design…
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Construction Timeline

For my final project, I am creating a tornado desk fountain. April 4th: Order water pump, jar/vessel, and tubing. April 4-8: Figure out wiring and base material April 8 (2 day shipping at best): Plum up vessel and drill hole April 9-18: Test and adjust hole size and flow rate. April 18-21: Prepare my final…
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Top Five Constraints

Credit: https://www.yeti-country.com/ Size/Weight: needs to be large enough to store some items but not too large that it needs special mounting equipment or warrants suspicion. Cost/Time: Cost of sourcing materials will be a large challenge. The quality of the wood used will have a large impact on aesthetics. Aesthetics: The final design and color choices…
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Upcycle Inspiration

I struggled with finding an aesthetic that really called to me but finally settled on minimalist industrial chic. I have always been drawn to exposed metal work and industrial machinery. I like the raw unaltered feeling you get from it. I also believe in an uncluttered life style which is why I try to keep…
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Upcycle Progress

As an engineer I am accustom to the principle of form follows function. Which is why this project is a challenging one for me. I wanted to create something that could be useful in my everyday life but also reflect my person style. I started with identifying a need and then brainstormed solutions. I find…
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Aesthetic Exploration: Steampunk

Steampunk can be most closely described as a mixture between industrial steam-powered machinery and 19th century British Victorian style. It is a very striking and recognizable aesthetic often envisioned coming from an alternate timeline in which the modern era never made the switch from steam to internal combustion engines. Credit: Omar BrentCredit: Getty ImagesCredit: ILeatherCraft…
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