Main Project Inspirations 2020

What will it be? Why? Where are your ideas from?

Main Project Inspiration: Tripod Stool

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For my main project inspiration, I was thinking about making a tripod stool. I was planning on creating this stool using wooden rods and creating a paracord seat. The functions of this project include being a portable stool that can be used for camping or outings while the paracord seat could be used in emergency…

Main Project Inspiration: Desk Sculpture/Toy

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The project I intend to make will take on desk toys that are mesmerizing and satisfying. The most common desk toy are usually physic demonstrations like the Newton’s cradle [1]. Another memorable desk toy would be from the Marvel Movie Iron Man  strawberries scene. In the scene the swinging stick kinetic sculpture is highlighted by…

Main Project Inspo // What Will It Be?

When brainstorming what in the world I could make for the main project, it initially felt like a huge, daunting blank canvas. So I started to narrow down what I wanted to get out of this project and eventually settled on the following: I want to be challenged by this project. Specifically, I want to…

Main Project Inspiration: A Guitar

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To satisfy the requirements of: Deliverables will be a functional artifact that satisfies an aesthetic of your choice, plus documentation The artifact must be dynamic or complete a task (demonstrating form/function balance)Has to be aesthetic My friend is currently building an electrical guitar but recently graduated and can’t use the facilities’ resources on campus, so…

Main Project Inspiration // Kensue Kiatoukaysy

Acrylic LED lit Sword For my main project inspiration I was leaning towards making a sword out of acrylic using our school’s laser cutter. However the issue was finding a way to make it dynamic. Doing some research I stumble upon https://ripperblades.net/ who make and sell many of these swords with a strong light going…

Main Project Inspirations

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General Idea As an extension of my upcycle project, I have decided to construct a pair of lighting fixtures for my final project; one floor lamp and one overhead lighting fixture. They will be similar and complimentary in design and form. Likely, the top of the floor lamp will be nearly identical to the overhead…

Main Project Inspiration: Folding Coffee Table

I want to make something that is both useful and aesthetically appealing. I want to make a folding coffee table. My apartment has been lacking one for over a year now and although I have come across many opportunities to purchase perfectly good coffee tables, none of them meet my three requirements. It must be…

Main Project Inspirations – Neon Sign

For my final project I have come up with the idea to create a neon sign. To do so it is very complicated and involves welding and glass blowing and lots of hard work….but I plan to gain the system. I am going to create  a neon sign out of rubber and lighting. I plan…

Main Project Aspirations: Sweatshirt Designing

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. So,…

Coffee Capsules Dispenser

I have been thinking a lot recently about making a Nespresso capsules dispenser, but I have not yet had the chance to do so. Therefore, I decided to to make the dispenser as part of this class first, because it is something that is open ended and can be made depending on my personal lifestyle,…

Final Project Inspirations – Something useful

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   My midterm project inspiration was based on an aesthetic, but I ran into so many obstacles that I’m trying a completely different approach.  This time I’m making materials and my final object a priority. I want to make something I’ll be proud of, and will use after the class is over.  Since I moved…

Main Project Inspirations: Drink Maker

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For my project I would like to make a mixed-drink maker. This is a project that my roommate and I have been thinking about for a while, and i figured this would be a good opportunity to make it a reality. The idea is that there are containers that contain alcohol and mixers, and you…

Main Project Inspiration

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I haven’t made a final selection for my main project yet, but a couple of ideas include wood/resin coffee table with lights or some sort of machined metal dynamic assembly. Alexandre Chapelin-https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/12/lagoon-tables/ The idea that I am the most attracted to right now is the wood/resin coffee table.  I have seen these pop up many…

Main Project Inspiration – Steampunk Headphone Stand

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For my main project, I would really like to cater to one of my very basic needs, an organizer for my headphones and earphones. It is a pain to keep them around in my room as I don’t have a particular space or shelf assigned for that. I draw inspiration from the Steampunk aesthetic as…

Main Project Inspirations 2020: Dynamic Wire Frame Sculpture

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Continuing on with the general idea from my upcycle project; During the fabrication process of the previous sculpture, I actually really enjoyed working with the chicken wire frame – both in terms of manipulating it into a form I desire, as well as the intricacy and detail a wire frame can offer. I also have…

Main Project Inspiration (Infinite Dodecahedron)

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For this project I wanted to create something magical. I also knew I wanted to creating something that would challenge my skills as a non engineer. I enjoy creating things, and I found the perfect challenge to attempt. At the beginning of the semester I stumbled upon the perfect project, an infinite dodecahedron. These objects…

Main Project Inspiration: Kirby Modern Pop Art

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For this project, I wish to create an animation, particularly a fanimation of the old introductions of Kirby games, particularly Kirby: Return to Dreamland introduction or Kirby Super Star Ultra’s intro in the style of the new Kirby: Star Allies game. For reference, Kirby: Return to Dreamland intro is the following: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=668QR6aEQyg Kirby Super Star…

Main Project Inspiration: Octopus laser cut

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For the inspiration for my main project I looked to what my favorite things are. I wanted to really like what I’m creating since I’d be working on it for so long. That’s when I came to the octopus, I have always been fascinated by their tentacles, ability to camouflage, and ability to essentially shape…

Main Project Inspiration 2020: Desk/Table Lamp

Introduction For this course’s Main Project, I would like to create something with regular functional use. My current room in graduate housing only has one oddly-positioned overhead light, so even with an additional off-the-shelf lamp, in the evenings I’ve been finding that it’s functionally impossible to get any non-computer work (paperwork, reading. etc.) done within…

Main Project Inspiration

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For my main project, I want to create something that I would keep at my desk at work or around my house as decoration. Knowing that one of the requirements for the final project is that it needs to have a dynamic element, I started brainstorming what would be appropriate to keep around in the…

Main Project Inspirations: Wood Propeller

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For my final project I am planning on making a propeller out of wood. I would like to make a propeller for my final project because I love all things aviation. Ever since I was young I have been fastened by flight. Some of my earliest memories are of planes; a majority of my toys…

Main Project Inspirations: Wearable Technologies

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For my main project this semester, I want to pursue wearable technology. Electronics has always been an interest of mine, specifically how it can be used to interface directly with people. Wearable technology is a great example of this. Put simply, I hope to design worn technology that assists in and/or enhances the everyday tasks…

Main Project Ideas

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For my main project inspirations, I have been slightly all over the place. The two major directions I’m throwing around are quite different from each other but both very interesting. The first of these follows along with my upcycle project in using an old climbing rope to create some things but this time I’m looking…

Main Project Inspiration – Magic Mirror

For my final project, I want to make a Magic Mirror. Now, this isn’t really magical, but it has the impression of being magic since it’s used in a way that is different from a regular mirror. Essentially, the mirror will have a monitor behind it that will allow you to look at yourself and…

Main Project Inspiration: Wood Art

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Currently, I am not entirely sure what I want to do for my main project, though I have really liked looking at wood as a medium for what I am going to build. I am really into disc golf, and so I was thinking that I may end up creating a disc golf bag cart…

Final Project Inspiration: Kinetic Sculpture

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I am very tempted to make a sculpture out of mycelium, but after the disaster that was my upcycle project, I think it would be safest to avoid relying on it. This being said I think I want to make some sort of kinetic sculpture. I am familiar with kinetic wind sculptures due to my…

Main Project Inspirations 2020: Water Clock

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For my Main Project in this class, I would like to incorporate water and electronics in some way. I have been thinking about using a pump to continuously and uniformly drip water on some lever or sensor. From the feedback of the sensor, a clock will tick, and an LCD screen can display the time.…

Main Project Aspirations – Wood Art

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For my Main Project, I knew that I wanted to work with quality wood to make a timely piece for display. The main question I found asking myself, is what do I want to do with wood and what will be possible and or within my “scope” of being achievable. Another question was for whom…

Main Project: Inspiration – Kawaii “Mood Rings”

For my main project, I was once again inspired by the laser cutters, although I may end up going with an alternative manufacturing route after hearing a peer’s less-than-optimal experience creating gears with them. As far as I know, my main project idea is an original idea, although I am sure toys of the same…

Fractals are neat!

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Fractals are a pretty neat mathematical phenomenon that I had the pleasure of exploring through my Chaos Theory class last fall. I ended the class with a comprehensive project studying fractals in nature, a topic I find beautifully interesting both from a visual and mathematical point of view. Hot take: I love mathematics. I also…
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