Top 5 Constraints: Amplifier

Aesthetics Aesthetically, I’m not quite sure how to approach the project. The amplifier itself will be contained in an aluminum chassis, which I plan to sand and acid etch. Aiming for an industrial look, I want to contain the chassis inside a larger aluminum container of some sort rather than a classic wood cabinet. I’m…
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Upcycle Final Report: Monument

The final product Preliminary Design and Inspiration For this particular project, I wanted to focus exclusively on the aesthetics of my final product. I had no particular inspiration for what I wanted to do, but I did know what materials I planned on using. In addition, I wanted to incorporate a handful of different aesthetics, those being…
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Upcycle Progress

My upcycle project is still in the works design-wise, but a great deal of my design process has centered around the materials that I intend on using. My cheap-o wooden IKEA bed frame recently gave up the ghost, and with its passing came loads of recyclable materials. Primarily, I’m interested in its plywood slats and…
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Sunn O))): From Amplifiers to Altars

Sunn O)))’s 2005 drone metal record, Black One(rateyourmusic.com) Sunn O))) (simply pronounced “Sun”) are a peculiar metal band from Seattle, WA, known for their punishing and monolithic drone releases as well as their ritualistic live shows. Their live audio philosophy reads as following: “MAXIMUM VOLUME YIELDS MAXIMUM RESULTS.” Walls of amps line the back of the…
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