Aesthetics of Design Timeline

Here listed is a rough timeline for the completion of my project and other posts: Week 1 (Jan 18) Research into different aesthetics. I found a particular interest in androgynous fashion Androgynous Week 2 (Jan 25) Experimenting with creating products with a given aesthetic with upcycled materials. Here I took function and applied an aesthetic…
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Final Report I: Concrete Details

I have completed my first custom bicycle frame. It’s a task I’ve been itching to do for year and this class and project was the perfect opportunity to pursue the experience with the support I needed. There were successes and lots of failures, but I have an end product, one that I intend to use.…
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Update April 8th

I’m still sorting out supplies for my project. Getting real nervous about this coming together, what I have tried up to this point has been incompatible with the other components. At this point I’m going to continue brazing my lugs to tubes, but if I find the strength isn’t to a suitable level I will…
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Design constraints

Like any project there are significant design constraints that I will have to overcome to achieve my goals with the project and succeed and making something functional and aesthetically pleasing. 1.) Manufacturing: Since a lot of this is still new, the manufacturing will probably be a lot of trial and error and experimentation. I have…
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Custom Steel Bicycle Frame – PDR

For my final project I am going to build my own custom bicycle frame. While a modern custom frame can range from $2k-10K depending on the material, much of the cost is more for the labor and craftsmanship rather than materials. Custom paints and geometry only add to the cost. By doing all this work…
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Inspiration

I was on the fence about what I wanted to do for this project and have changed my mind to do something with a bike. I recently watched a video of early 90’s cycling and was captivated by the colors and flash that riders had back then. All the bikes that they rode were made…
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Andre’s Engineering Aspirations

As I journey toward completing my undergrad in Mechanical Engineering there are a few areas I’d like to refine in my craftsmanship. I understand that this is a process toward a goal that will probably never be completed, but I’d like to better articulate my design intents. In this sense it’s largely about executing the…
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Skill Set

Skill Sets
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I’m a senior Mechanical Engineer with completed coursework in the major. As such I have lots of design experience and can help with working through ideas especially with logistics and execution. I started as an accounting major and have taken a lot economics classes so if that’s necessary I could help. I’m a proficient welder…
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Roadkill: Cycling wall art

Bikes are a wonderful component to living in Boulder, as a capstone to the great infrastructure in the community I’d like to build something to hang my bike on. Something I love most about bikes is their simple mechanical design and ability to rebuild them. I think this behavior epitomizes upcycling and not just the…
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Androgynous

http://setuptheupset.com/blogs/uncvrd/25735364-10-androgynous-moments-that-changed-fashion-forever Androgyny was identified first by plato as a combination of the two sexes. His myth tell the story of three sexes; male, female, and male-female respectively from the sun, earth, and the moon. The synthesis of the two sexes gives the male and female characteristics of style, music, expression, sexual experience, and appearance in…
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