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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Inspiration – Sacred Geometry

Mandala Sacred Geometry Home The inspiration for my main project is sacred geometry. While working with perforated sheet metal, I noticed that two sheets with the same hole pattern creates interesting patterns when rotating in relation to each other. The resulting pattern is an array of dynamically changing hexagons. Feature image credit: http://fractalenlightenment.com/12086/artwork/unveiling-the-mystics-of-sacred-geometry
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Inspiration

Being an outdoorsman I like the simplistic style and ruggedness of outdoor gear and gadgets, especially when it comes to camp tools, climbing gear, off-road equipment etc. There is some feel of military grade with a splash of bright color, usually in the form of anodized metals, that screams reliability and longevity. Many of the things I own fall…
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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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Project Inspiration: Lugged Carbon Bike

I’ve always loved these bikes: http://i.imgur.com/R2VrM6H.jpg They’re a natural evolution from the lugged steel frames of the 60s-80s. Among bike enthusiasts, this is often recognized as a very 90s thing. The best the 90s had to offer. Unfortunately, they are not exactly becoming more common. Their component compatibility, increasingly obsolete. But I gotta have one. If I’m…
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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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Tyler’s Project Inspiration -> Spiders!

I am really inspired by nature, especially biomimicry! Biomimicry is to look at animals and plants for sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested evolution and strategies. Note that most animals and plants can create a lot of energy, chemical changes, and power with very little initial input energy, harmless in most cases,…
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