Updates

I haven’t had much time to work on my project this week. I spent a few hours getting the inside of the LCD portion shaped and symmetrical. I lasercutted an acrylic piece to fit inside. Once I fill in the gaps I will spray paint some primer or possibly leave it as it is to…
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Information Display

First Impressions Upon a first impression, it should strike the viewer as an object that is futuristic and robotic, but there should also be a feeling of being old and outdated at the same time. If such a thing exists, the design should convey a world where heavy machinery has become automated and robotic. When someone…
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Inspirations

What inspired me to become a mechanical engineer came from my fascination with the automotive world. Supercars, Formula 1, and other motorsports are often styled in an aesthetic that is head-turning but also functional in the sense that design features such as winglets provide an aggressive look but also help create downforce or redirect air…
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Dennis’ Aspirations

This semester, my main goals are focused around manufacturing. With my senior design project, I find myself spending 20+ hours a week in the machine shop getting acquainted with the mill and lathe. By the end of this semester, I hope to have huge confidence when approaching the machine shop to make anything I want.…
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Skills of Dennis

I’m a senior in mechanical engineering, and my strongest skills are in computer aided software. This includes modeling in: SolidWorks Autodesk Fusion 360 Autodesk 3D Studio Max (if you need to have a 3D mockup in a matter of hours, I am well experienced in speed modeling. You can also export files to .STL so 3d…
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Hard Drive Clock

My upcycle project began when I decided to use paper as my recycled material. Half way through I felt that using fresh paper wasn’t really considered upcycling, and it was more like crafting something from scratch. So instead, to be more in the spirit of upcycling, I chose to recycle old electronics that have been…
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Japanese Dekotora Trucks

http://www.tofugu.com/2012/01/12/dekotora-dekochari/ Dekotora or “decoration trucks” emerged when the Japanese series “Truck Guys” came out in 1975 [1]. The plot of the story involves two men who travel across Japan in their decorated trucks, basically fighting crime and protecting people and being portrayed as heroes. [1] http://www.tofugu.com/2012/01/12/dekotora-dekochari/ http://blog.livedoor.jp/iketerutruck/ Since the series came out, hobbyists and truck drivers…
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