Main Project 2020 Final Report Part 2: How?

Final Report Part II: What next?

  Blog 14: Final Project Report Part 2: Why and What Next? Reflection on the semester. Compare your original project intent to what you ended up with. What did you learn from your project, and from the class? What will you do next with the project? What do you wish you had done differently?  …

Final Project Part 2: Folding Coffee Table

Timeline Since I no longer had to create a physical table, my timeline for this project became more relaxed. I was able to step away from the project for the duration of Spring Break and was able to dedicate two full weeks to modeling my table on Rhino 6. I spent the following week creating…

Final Project Report 2: Hoodie

Timeline My planned and actual timeline had been adjusted slightly after campus shut down, but with this being a pretty flexible project I wasn’t worried about little alterations in my timeline. My actual process is shown below, and the major changes described following. March 28th: Redirection in my aesthetic for my sweatshirt into harajuku, “mode…

Final Project Part 2 : Tripod Chair

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Introduction As COVID-19 continued to spread forcing the campus to close, I grew more worried about how I would complete my project. Thankfully, however, I was able to fully fabricate it with the use of my Dad’s tools at home. There’s no doubt the final product would’ve turned out better had I had access to…

Final Project Part 2 How – Minimalist Clothing

For my final project I am designing some clothes that are minimalist in style. This was not my original project plan I had planned to make a neon sign but with the developments of COVID and campus closing I have shifted to something I can complete from home and that I think is pretty cool.…

Final Report Part 2 2020: Desk Lamp

Why and What Next My laser cut enclosure panels finally arrived, so I was able to construct my desk lamp! Functional Motivation My main functional goal for this project was to alleviate the poor lighting in my room in graduate housing. I only have a single overhead light, that is far from centrally positioned. Accordingly,…

Final Report 2 – Aircraft LED Sign

For my final project I designed an LED “neon” sign. This sign represents my love of aircraft, and incorporates symbols from my future flight training. A simple timeline of my project can be found below: After Completing my initial design I began ordering my supplies. A majority of my materials came from Amazon, to include…

Main Project Part 2: How

Timeline Fabrication I initially had the following timeline in mind for my fabrication: After COVID hit, I realized that I would not be able to fabricate my project in any way that would look half decent as I was relying heavily on the lathe and laser cutter, and my family have nothing more than a…

Final Project Part Two: Cardboard Grabber

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http://www.aesdes.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/zoom_0-1.mp4 Video 1. Final Presentation to Pod   My design process went through stages of change, with two large pivot points resulting from campus closures and lack of available materials and facilities. In  the beginning the arm was meant to be created out of multiple kinds of cardboard, paints for aesthetic design, and super-adhesives in…

Procedural Gradients, How it’s made

In this post I’ll be detailing how the algorithm works and what tweaks I applied to create the different images shown in my presentation. Since I was a little confused on the topics of the final blog posts, most of my schedule stuff got put into last week’s blog post. So the “How” will be…

Final Project Part 2: COVID Apparel

Timeline As an overview, my project (COVID Apparel) involved developing interactive apparel that encourages social distancing during the COVID-19. The project timeline went largely as expected. The only noticeable changes were larger shipping times for electrical parts. COVID Apparel timeline The week of the Design Review will (3/09 – 3/15) was designated for ordering prototyping…

Final Part 1&2

For my project I ended up creating a set of interactive psychedelic kaleidoscopes, all from repurposed material. The ‘aesthetic’ direction would be described as psychedelic rainbow as well spacecraft/future. This idea from the beginning was to make a spectacle worth experiencing, it was only a matter of time before I stumbled into what I would…

Final Project Report 2: Wood Resin Table

Project Outcome After I poured the resin and went over it with a heat gun, I let it cure overnight.  I came outside the next morning and almost cried as I saw cracks formed in the resin.  The issue that I did not think about is that the resin needed to be cured in room…

Final Project Report: Part 2

Timeline My timeline for this project was similar to as initially planned but varied due to circumstances involving the Covid-19 quarantine – my adjusted timeline is pictured below: Due to the displacement from campus, I lost about a week of time to work on the prototyping of the initial sculpture designs initially, which pushed my…

Final Report 2 – Indietronic EP

Everything was recorded/midi mapped in Ableton Live 10.  All drum sounds were royalty free, one-shot drum samples from the sampling service “Noiiz.”  Anything external was recorded with a Sennheiser MD 421 microphone and all the guitar was played on an Ibanez Stratocaster copy from 1983 or so, run through a Marshall tube amp.  All live…

Final Part 2: MTB jersey

My project is a mountain bike jersey/t-shirt with an action painting and symbolism aesthetic. Figure 1. I wheelie like my mtb shirt My last post has all the details of what it is and how I made it (the whole process!). This post will contain a little more details on why I chose this project/aesthetic,…

Final Project Part 2: Desktop Vortex Waterfall

Final Project Report Part 2: Vortex Waterfall CAD rendering of the device with the red LEDs on Introduction As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, I decided to re-scope my project. Instead of manufacturing anything, I decided to use the past few weeks to really focus on the design and create renderings and an animation of the…

LED Snowboard – Final Report 2

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After the COVID-19 restrictions my next step was to reassess my capabilities of finishing this project. I had already acquired the Arduino I needed to get the motion sensor working and was beginning the code, however due to delays the accelerometer needed to make the motion sensor work was delayed in shipping so I was…

Main Project Final Report

Illumination Aesthetic For this project I wanted to take on the aesthetic of Illumination. Illumination is using light to achieve an attractive lighting effect on an object. I wanted to use LED strips to make something that could be held. I chose this aesthetic because I really like the look of LEDS in dark areas…

Main Project Final Report 2 – Hydroponic Garden

After the Covid crisis started, I transitioned my project from the drink maker to a hydroponic garden. I wanted to make this system without relying to many ordered parts, and also keeping it cheap. There were many aspects to get working: The piping, the mounting, the pump, and the lights. For the main structure of…

Final Project Part 2: Octopus Statue

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Timeline: My design process went through three major changes which ended up changing the project significantly. First I had to find what object I wanted to create and then what aesthetic I would fit with it. I settled on a Octopus Statue with the wooden sculpture aesthetic. In my first ideation process I was going…

Final Project Part 2 “How” – Mountain Wall Art

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For the “how” behind this project, I initially wanted to go with the route of laser cutting the outline (as shown above) based off of a 3D Solidworks model to increase the accuracy of the cutout, along with manufacturability of the piece. However, due to COVID-19 and the loss of University resources, I had to…

Final Project Part 2 2020: Hand-Making an Electrical Guitar

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Executive Summary can be summarized by the following Time-Lapse video: I. INTRODUCTION The following report will entail the specifics of Part 1 and Part 2 of the Final Project in MCEN 5228: Aesthetics of Design, instructed by Professor Jean Hertzberg. The differences between Part 1 and Part 2 aren’t too different, except…

Final Report Part 2: Desk Toy

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The fabrication process for my final project was fairly simple, and I was able to complete most of it over spring break. Since I was staying at my parent’s house for the week, I was able to use their tools in the fabrication process. The pieces that required specific manufacturing were the wooden base, and…

Final Report Part 2 // Industrial & Rustic Hexagonal Wedding Arch

Check out my final presentation: In this section of my final report, I will detail exactly how I made my industrial/rustic aesthetic wedding arch. Shown below is a flow chart highlighting my design, iteration, and creative problem solving journey in order to complete this project. Each block represents about a week’s worth of time. I…

Final Project Part 1 2020: Celtic Box

Final Project   Final Project 2.0 This is the second version of the Final Project. I removed the desk toy aspect. It was too complicated and the lack of tools and resources made it too difficult to work consistently. I am refitting the box to hold jewelry. I plan to buy foam for the box…

Final Report Part 2 – Steampunk Headphone Stand

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Post the COVID-19 situation, everyone had to reassess their scope for the project due to the lack of resources and equipment for them to finish the project. For me however, things have been so good far because I had finished my procurement process right before all of this started. To brief you about the procurement,…

Final Part 2: Floral Mobile

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Timeline As seen in Part 1 of this report, I had to go through some early design iterations due to my own indecision and COVID-19. I also wanted to make time for user testing and another round of iteration once my piece was built. This caused my design process to have two main design loops,…

Rustic Ocean Resin Table – Final Report Pt. 2

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Timeline The figure below shows the entire timeline for this project. Prototyping (Testing) The first things I had to do was prototype the shape of the table, cuts on the wood, and colors/techniques used with the epoxy.  The pictures below show two of my favorite color combinations that I want to use for the table. …

Speaker Enclosure: Main Project Part 2

See the post titled Speaker Enclosure: Main Project Part 1 for the final renders, drawing set, budget and manufacturing plans. This post is a discussion of the design process, thoughts on the semester and outlook going forward. This project has had a lot of changes in direction, but despite the quarantine forcing me to switch my…

Final Project

 What’s up everyone?   Crazy that I’m writing this from my living room table, now fully defined as my at-home workspace. Depuis la confinement a commence il a ete difficile vraiment de faire la majorité de chose. Mais, je voudrais finir de fort au Université du Colorado Boulder . Par example, je voudrais créer un…

Final Project Part 2: Coffee Capsules Holder

With the end of the semester being around the corner, I would like to say that I truly loved taking this course! It was a really interesting course where I got to do two great projects (the coat hanger with shotgun shells before) and I am glad that I put the time and effort to…
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