Main Project Construction Update 2020

Construction Update

As a reminder, my project has become to render two types of lighting and a clock and place them in a room setting. My process has been the following: Create models -> find an appropriate room in sketchup -> finish models and apply textures -> place the models in the room. As of right now,…

Construction Update: Cardboard Grabber

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Unfortunately, due to the restrictions and closures cause by the pandemic I will not be able to carry out my design vision as was originally intended. My access to safe cardboard and adhesives has been severely constrained, and the original plan was to use the ITLL laser cutters to shape the aesthetic pieces of the…

Construction Update 2020: Hand-Make Electrical Guitar

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Construction Update Like many others, COVID-19 has affected my project and de-scoped it from it’s original vision. The main issue is having something functional/completes a task/dynamic at the end of the project. The progress so far (figure 1) shows my electrical guitar body. It took 10 hours alone band-sawing and outlining the frame of the…

Construction Update – Mountain Wall Art

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Thus far, the construction of my final project has been going well, despite all things considered with COVID-19, and its impacts to university resources and the overall operations of life. Over spring break, I was able to purchase some wood (not entirely sure what kind it just caught my eye) and then proceeded to sketch…

Construction Update // Industrial Wedding Arch

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Despite having some major setbacks due to COVID-19, decreased access to on-campus resources, and shelter-in-place orders, I am really proud of the progress I made on this project. Due to lack of access to a machine shop, I ended up overhauling my design such that I could make it with what I have. It took…

Construction Update

I have added a base to my rotating shelves but I cannot decide if I want to add more square tubing to make the base look like simplified mountains. Even after the Design Review I have decided not to add clear acrylic or chicken wire of any sort to the inside of the basket as…

Construction Update – Minimalist Clothing

Since the covid outbreak I had to change my project to be custom clothing. The construction has been pretty good overall I have learned a lot about what to do and what not to do. The process started with choosing my designs and then printing and cutting them out. I had to wrap the designs…

Construction Update: MTB jersey

Fortunately, I have bee able to make progress as listed in my timeline post. At this point, I made a “prototype” aka my first shirt ever! It turned out pretty good. But I used a fabric that was better suited for a button down shirt, since it is not very stretchy. Below you can see…

Construction update: reading table

So thus far I have a table. I began by with a piece of live edge elm wood I got from a sawmill in town. I then cut the wood to the proper size by using a hand held circular saw. The wood was thicker than the saw blade so I had to do a…

Final Project Update: Octopus statue

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The past week I have been working on trying to create my final project I had painted cardboard to look like wood but when trying to cutout the cardboard I realized that I couldn’t get the curvy shapes using a box cutter, everything had become jagged and I had to make some serious design fixes.…

Construction Update: From Dopamine to COVID Apparel

For my final project, I initially intended to create interactive apparel encouraging in-person interactions. Given the recent pandemic, I do not believe this project will have the positive impact I initially desired. With that in mind, I have decided to pivot, creating apparel that discourages contact (for the time being). The principles are the same…

Construction Updates- LED Sign

For my final project I am making an LED “neon” sign with the two aircraft I will fly at pilot training and the unit/program name. Before I began construction I had to finalize my design. I originally planned on making a wooden propeller, but due to COVID-19 I had to pivot to a new creation.…

Construction Update: Coffee Capsules Holder

First of all, due to the current state with the COVID-19 virus, I will be traveling back to my country (Saudi Arabia) within about a week. Therefore, I will not have access to my project after I travel as it is going to be shipped in a box separately while I will be put in…

Final Project Part 1: Speaker Enclosure

My final project started out as a simple speaker enclosure. The challenge of this project was going to be building the internal structure of the enclosure that caused sound of a certain frequency to be emitted in a manner that caused constructive interference (bass boost). While this would have been really complex to build, the…

Construction Update: Stirling Motor

As the semester comes to an end, construction on the Stirling Motor is taking longer than expected and has been more difficult than anticipated, especially factoring the additional complications due to COVID-19. With that being said I have continued to try and create this project to the best of my ability utilizing the materials and…

Construction Update 2020 – Steampunk Headphone Stand

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The construction update on my main project is pretty evident from the pictures attached. I am through with the whole construction process for my project. I completed it last week with the steampunk bulb installed and the steampunk gear decoration all over the product. Product Constituents – Headphone Stand Steampunk USB Fan Steampunk Edison Bulb…

Construction Update: Harajuku Clothing

With the challenging transition of COVID-19 and a change in vision for my final project, I have decided to create a piece of clothing from other clothing with the aesthetics of Harajuku and “the mode style” fashion. The combination of being expressive and confident in creating something new while maintaining a more monotone, minimalist approach…

Construction Update // Kensue Kiatoukaysy

So far I’ve been waiting for my parts to come in for the past month and this was the delivery date. However when the date came, the part never showed up. I’m still figuring out where my project is. Unfortunately I won’t be able to work on it until it’s all here. I will update…

Construction Update: LED Snowboard

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My project is moving along and slowly taking shape. My biggest difficulty is getting the main sensor that I need to get this whole project to work. I gathered most of my materials before the quarantine hit and everything got shut down, however I was unable to acquire an accelerometer before everything got delayed. I…

Rustic Ocean River Table – Construction Update

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Preparation For Main Pour The couple of things that I had to do in preparation for my main pour were to figure out the main color I wanted to do, seal the wood, and prep the wood and the mold together.  The first picture you see below are two  practice squares of resin used to…

Main project Construction Update

At this point in my project, I was supposed to be done with construction, and have been able to use this week for any unforeseen issues.  Maybe I need to re-sand, or add a stain finish, or the table came out wobbly. However, due to the current state of remaining indoors, I had to resort…

Main Project Construction Update

After design review 2, I poured the epoxy resin in two stages.  The first pour was about 1/3 of the resin and took 4 hours to reach that “sweet” spot to start the next pour.  I successful completed the second pour and used a heat gun remove the air bubbles.  I then let it dry…

Construction Update – Hydroponics

I have completed the construction of my in-home hydroponics system. I have also cleaned out the cooler that we’re going to be using for a basin, and cut holes for the output and return tubes. The pump was set up and now runs. I Also set up the power strip with all 4 LED light…

Construction Update: Desk Toy

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Since my last post, I’ve been busy collecting materials and planning how my project will come together. So far, I have almost all the materials I need. The only materials that I’m missing is whatever will makeup my trinket, but that will most likely just consist of paper and string. Below are the materials I…

Construction Update 2020: Desktop Waterfall

Construction Update As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, I decided to re-scope my project. Instead of manufacturing anything, I am using this time to really focus on the design and create renderings and an animation of the device. I have also pivoted my idea. Previously, I was going to build a water clock: water would drip…

Construction Update

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Design Update: Throughout my time in quarantine, I came to the realization that my initial prototyped design of an automaton-mobile hybrid was a bit too ambitious given my current lack of resources (no machine shop). So, I decided to pair down my design and focus on creating a large floor-to-ceiling mobile. Because my new design…

Main Project Construction Update 2020: Desk Lamp

Ordered Component Progress The major progress so far has been the arrival of the light socket and plug that I ordered [1]. In order to expedite the placement of my decorative panel laser cutting order from Ponoko, a side view of the light base was used with a pixel analyzer. Figure 1. Brighttia website [1]…

Construction Update: Mood Rings

As is the case for most of us, I unfortunately will not be able to complete a physical manifestation of this project due to COVID related closures. Despite my expedited ring manufacturing before the laser cutter closure, my order for custom buttons just barely did not get through. The shop announced closure the day after…
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