I have changed my main project idea slightly to incorporate more of my steel/metal aesthetic that I used in my upcycle project and shifted the scope to be not a GOT inspired clockwork building, but to be another metal scene that incorporates metal and water with moving parts in an organic way. Specifically, I plan to create a river cottage scene with a motor-driven water mill.
My top five constraints for this project are as follows:
- Aesthetic: My aesthetic concept constrains me to using only metal materials for the artifact (at least for all pieces that can be seen by the audience).
- Manufacturing: By using all metal materials, the processes by which I can manufacture/assemble most of the artifact.
- Power: Because i’m incorporating driven components in the aesthetic, I will require a motor and power source, meaning that I will need to have space within the artifact to contain wiring and motors.
- Cost: Due, again, to my metal aesthetic, I will have to purchase clean, workable steel material and other possibly costly materials.
- Weight: Keeping with the pattern, considering… (you guessed it) my all metal aesthetic, I will have to carefully design the layout and breadth of the artifact to ensure it is not overly heavy.