Mechanical Buffalo – Top 5 Constraints

3D-printing only (DIY kit for Thingiverse) No fasteners (all parts must align or lock together without fasteners) Print Time (2-4 hours per prototype, so I can only cycle through a couple of iterations per day) Material properties (must make design considerations based on one type of filament – eg: a snapfit feature designed for PLA may not work for ABS due to…
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3D-Printed Transformer/Puzzle Inspirations

Basically, I want to make a completely 3D-printed toy (for children or the young at heart!) that is capable of transforming from one configuration into another through simple manipulation (twist, push, pull, etc). The most difficult aspect of the project will be designing the snap-fit/sliding/rotating features that allow the transformation to occur. This will surely require lots of test prints,…
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Sreyas Krishnan Aspirations

This semester, especially with my final project in this class, I want to hone my skills as a CAD/mechanical designer and 3D-printing enthusiast to make a popular, if not featured, 3D-printed assembly on ‘Thingiverse.’ I started getting into Thingiverse a little bit last summer and a few people have noticed my work, but it would…
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Sreyas Krishnan Skillset

Solidworks (strongest engineering skill for sure, 7 years of project and industry experience) 3D-printing (have my own printer at home, have access to makerbots/lulzbots in IdeaForge) Machining (lots of experience with mills, lathe, saws, etc.) Music Production and Sound Design (one of my strongest overall skills –> https://soundcloud.com/sreyasmusic) Microcontrollers (sBrio/Labview and Arduino) Circuitry (comfortable with soldering and…
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“Retro” architecture

In modern architecture, the retro-style appears when brand new buildings are built with the same features (brick facades, roof materials, etc.) as the older buildings that surround them. The time difference between the new and old buildings is often nearly a century. This aesthetic instills a sense of oneness/homogeneity and nostalgia to the region in which it is applied. Modern baseball stadiums…
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