Main Project 2020 Final Report Part 1: What?

Final Project 1 : Octopus Statue

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  My inspiration for my final project came from the octopus. It is my favorite animal and is something that I have painted before. I have always been obsessed with its ability to move in ways that don’t seem possible. When thinking of an Aesthetic that could match the movement of the octopus I found…

Final Project Part 1 – Indietronic EP

Once Covid-19 hit, I was obviously faced with a fabrication dilemma, being that most or all of the resources available to me would now be closed.  Since I am already a novice at fabrication, I decided to utilize what I was already adept at and had the resources to create: music.  Music is the most…

Final Project part 1 – Nightstand

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I had to come up with a Plan B due to the limitations imposed from the Coronavirus safety precautions.  I was planning on making a nightstand I could use in my apartment, but once the school wood shops closed I had to come up with an alternative project.  I decided to make a virtual rendering…

Final Project Report: Part 1

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My final project took  a lot of inspiration from my previous Upcycling project and the chicken wire frame I had used – I enjoyed the usage of the material both in terms of manipulating it into a form I desire, as well as the intricacy and detail a wire frame can offer. Moreover, with a…

Final Project part 1 – Hedgehog Phone case

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For my final capstone project, I made a 3D-modeled phone case, inspired from the spikes of the hedgehogs. I wanted to make a phone case that help people to stop using their phone, and end product did fulfill my initial expectation. The back is made of movable spikes with a mechanism inspired by lego. And…

Final Project 1: Succulent Mirror

OVERVIEW Let’s talk about what a whirlwind of a project this has been. Last summer I had brain surgery and since COVID, I have been one of those people that can’t leave the house–I even have to get other people to go grocery shopping for me! So I had this whole plan for the project…

Speaker Enclosure: Main Project Part 1

While this project had some significant changes due to COVID-19, I still feel that I ended up with a good final result. While I was originally going to build a speaker enclosure in the woodshop, I ended up having to make a render and detailed construction plans instead. In this post I cover what my…

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 1: Wood Resin Table

Inspiration My initial inspiration from this project came from a sculpture that I saw in the VAC, it was a concrete sculpture that used some sort of epoxy to replicate a river. It looked very similar to this image which is a similar project that I found online. I wanted to do something with concrete…

Final Project Part 1 – Radial Solenoid Engine

For the final project, I decided to make a radial engine powered by 8 solenoids. Before COVID-19 restricted our ability to use campus resources, I planned to machine all of the custom parts for my project. However, once we began quarantine, I settled on making a few high quality renders and motion studies of my…

Final Part 1: MTB jersey

My final project is a mountain biking jersey/shirt spiced up with some cool action painting aesthetic. In the beginning, I could not decide, I had so many things I wanted to make. Things raging from a custom van-life roof rack for my van, to custom horn sounds or custom rear window LED display. I finally chose something…

Final Report Part 1 – Steampunk Headphone Stand

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Final Project Part 1 – “What” Hello everyone, this report is about what I tried to build for my final project. As the name suggests I built a steampunk headphone stand as my final project. Due to COVID, I understand we lost a lot of resources and some of us had to change their scope…

Final Project Report 1: Hoodie

Inspiration When I had first started thinking of inspiration for this project, I wanted to work with something I enjoy and am passionate about. I started thinking about all of the opportunity behind clothing, and how you can make a piece of clothing out of really any material if you design and construct it right.…

Final Report 1 – Aircraft LED Sign

For my final project I designed an LED neon sign. This was not my original design; until mid-March I had planned on constructing a wooden propeller. My original project was inspired by my love for aviation. The propeller is a classic symbol of aircraft; it is even used to symbolize the heritage of air power…

Final Report Part 1 2020 – Tripod Chair

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INSPIRATION For my final project, I decided to make a simple but functional tripod chair. When doing research and looking for some inspiration on what I could do for my project, I stumbled onto a video showing how to make a “DIY” or “do-it-yourself” tripod chair. This video showed how to make a simple tripod…

Final Project Part 1 2020: Desktop Vortex Waterfall

Final Project Report Part 1: 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…

Final Project Part 1: Folding Coffee Table

From the beginning I wanted to make something useful and aesthetically appealing. I wanted to make a folding coffee table that that stands at different heights and compresses to be put away. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the social distancing policies, I was unable to access the appropriate tools to build my artifact…

Final Report: Rotating Floating Shelves

For my final project I undertook creating a high quality render in light of the affects of COVID-19 shutting down the school workshops. My rotating shelf concept came from Bramble and Hare restaurant here in Boulder. I changed their shelving to fit my particular hobby of collecting plants. I have designed a system that can…

Rustic Ocean River Table – Final Report Pt. 1

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Abstract  This main project was done for the Aesthetics of Design course taught in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. Initially the requirements for the project were that it could be anything we wanted, as long as it had some sort of dynamic component (or something that changes with time) and…

LED Snowboard – Final Report 1

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For my final project in aesthetics of design I decided to make a motion changing LED snowboard. I got this idea when I was on a snowboarding trip back in January and thought about how I could make my snowboard more attention grabbing. I also considered night boarding or late afternoon boarding when the sun…

Final Part 1: Floral Mobile

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Aesthetic Inspiration For my final project, I drew most of my aesthetic inspiration from the sculptures by Rebecca Louise Law, and the movie, Midsommar. While these seem somewhat opposing (sculptures and a horror flick) both use flowers to convey a story and represent beauty. I was drawn to Law’s work because she really makes it…

Final Report Part 1 “The What” – Mountain Wall Art

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For my Final Project i decided to create a Mountain Range Wall Art that imitates and takes inspiration from the Flatiron mountains as a gift for my little brother. After my up-cycling project, where I created a wall art from wine cork in the shape of New Zealand (as shown below), I decided to take…

Final Report 1- Aircraft LED sign

For my final project I designed an LED neon sign. This was not my original design; until mid-March I had planned on constructing a wooden propeller. My original project was inspired by my love for aviation. The propeller is a classic symbol of aircraft; it is even used to symbolize the heritage of air power…

Final Project Report Part 1: Procedural Gradients

Hi all, it’s been a long run getting this project ready during quarantine, but I think I’m finally happy with it. This post is going to be a summary of my process, aesthetic choices, and an example of the output. Next week I’ll get more into how it works and the timeline of things. But…

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…

Main Project Part 1: What

Inspirations In this course, I was incredibly inspired by our discussions on furniture. To me, it seemed like furniture was one of the first modern crossovers between art and craft. My inspirations in modern furniture are wide-ranging. Early modernists such as Gerrit Rietvild, the Eames’ and the Bauhaus are particularly impressive to me Additionally, contemporary…

Final Project p.1 – What and How

My main project is a desktop toy that consists of three independently rotating concentric rings, with each of the rings holding different elements, again playing up the Kawaii aesthetic. (Kawaii exploration and definition here). The outer and middle rings have holders for mylar buttons, the outer ring having buttons of ~1” diameter, and the middle…

Final Report Part 1 2020: Desk Lamp

Desk Lamp Enclosure Currently, the completion of my project has been delayed by factors outside of my control. While I was relieved to hear that as of Wednesday (4/15) evening, my enclosure panels had arrived in Commerce City, CO, according to the UPS tracking number, no transit progress was made for multiple days. The scheduled…

Miles Radakovitz Industrial Chic / George Nakashima Table

For my main project I wanted to accomplish a few things. I wanted to make something useful, I wanted a woodworking project, and I wanted to make something professional. Ultimately I decided on a reading table to accompany the bookshelf I made for the upcycle project. My inspiration for this project came from two places:…

Final Report Part 1: Desk Toy

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My final project for this class is a scaled back version of the desk toy I originally planned to make. In this first part of my report, I will go into my original vision, how I had to pivot, and where I ended up in the end. The second part of the report will dive…

Final Project – In Home Hydroponics

Originally, my plan for my final project was to create a drink maker machine that would create mixed drinks at the push of the button. Unfortunately, because of delayed parts I realized that I was not going to be able to complete it on time. Instead, I transitioned my focus to creating a home hydroponics…

Final Project Part 1 2020: Hand-Making an Electrical Guitar

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Time-lapse of Electrical Guitar Construction thusfar, sorry about the watermark, i’ll try to fix it in part 2, open to suggestions with free software: I. INTRODUCTION The following report will entail the specifics of the Final Project in MCEN 5228: Aesthetics of Design, instructed by Professor Jean Hertzberg. The report will detail the documentation from…

Final Project Part 1: COVID Apparel

Inspiration For my final project this semester, I pursued wearable technology. For the functionality of the artifact I was first inspired by a collaboration with Levis and Google. Together, they designed a jacket for bicycle commuters that utilized conductive thread to recognize hand gestures. This meant you could control basic aspects of your phone just…

Final Project Part 1: Coffee Capsules Holder

This post is designed to summarize my final project from the beginning, so if you did not read previous posts, this should give you a clear idea of what I am doing and how I am doing it. For my final project, I decided to make a coffee capsules holder for my Nespresso original coffee…

Final Project Part 1: 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.…
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