Macro Music Box – Project Update 4/13

The music box is coming along, in fact it’s fairly close except for final assembly. I realized I’ll need to mount each key to the octagon and then mount that entire structure to the base board. I could have chosen some alternate mounting method, though I wanted to keep the mounting hardware hidden, so that’s…
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Macro Music Box – Final Report Part I

Final Music Box After everything, the macro music box turned out pretty well. While the tune doesn’t play as well as its micro counterpart, but aesthetically it turned out almost exactly as I was hoping. I think the theme was captured very well actually, everything is in either dark woods or gold coloring, matching the…
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Macro Music Box

My idea for my final project is to make a very large scale music box; these little trinkets were always beautiful to me as a kid. http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/x/small-music-box-5643196.jpg http://cf.ltkcdn.net/antiques/images/std/128210-400×265-jsw_inside_of_a_music_box.jpg   My idea is to make a wall art version of these, mounting it on a canvas or something similar. One of the neat things about these…
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Matt’s Aspirations

A large part of me going to grad school was me attempting to duck the permanence of employment. One year later, though, and I’m right back where I was, with nowhere to hide and the working world on the horizon. I’m much more excited about it now than I was last year, though. I have…
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Goddard

Did any of you ever watch Jimmy Neutron as a kid? Do you remember his dog, Goddard? http://www.hollywoodjesus.com/movie/jimmy_neutron/13.jpg   I’m making something a little similar. He can’t fly ,or talk, or think, or light up or even move, but it still has the feel of somewhat of an industrial themed animal. Basically, the inspiration came…
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Aesthetics of the Log Cabin

The log┬ácabin aesthetic brings a certain type of homey-ness to a structure. Its a fairly engrained imagine in our heads at this point: the minimalist but cozy interior, dim lighting, warm atmosphere. http://www.everything-log-homes.com/images/log-home-interiors.jpg It’d be hard to date the origin of this aesthetic, but it is an old one. Back in the day (way back),…
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