Main Project Inspirations

For my Final Project I am between doing three things the first is designing and building a gaming chair like the ones seen here:

Can be purchased here:
DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FD01/N Newedge Edition Racing Bucket Seat Office Chair Gaming Chair Ergonomic Computer Chair eSports Desk Chair Executive Chair Furniture Pillows (Black)

This would be very valuable and add to the gamer aesthetic I have going in my house if I could create it well. The biggest challenges would be what material to use and what extra flavor I could add to it to fit me more.

The second thing I’m interested in doing is something for a cosplay design that resembles two swords with a specific design but also adding in a lighting aspect that would pulsate to create an effect similar to the show. The title picture shown has the swords I am wanting to design and you can see the hex pattern there which is where the lighting would occur. The challenges here would be what material to create the sword with to allow it to be durable and pass as a replica along with coding the lights and having a switch to activate it. The switch would have to be near the handle along with an Arduino of some kind to orchestrate the light effects.

The final idea that I have for my project would be to create a rubber band gun using cardboard similar to quality like this:

I’m unsure what I would create if I went this route, perhaps even a different prop of a show using this technique and applying paint then if the design isn’t hyperrealistic.

Hopefully I’ll be able to come to a decision soon so I can worry about obtaining materials/designing what I want to create.

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  • Joseph, I think these are three great ideas however all equally challenging. A potential problem with the gaming chair is its size and thus creating a detailed design is gonna be difficult however since this is a very useful product and you like gaming I have no doubt that you can make a great chair. I thought the cardboard gun was especially interesting and although it isn’t as useful I believe you can create something very aesthetic. Looking forward to seeing your final design!

  • Rachel Bork
    March 3, 2019 2:37 pm

    I am really surprised you were able to come up with 3 equally challenging ideas! The things I notice about these designs are both the complexity and functionality. The sword has a very solid aesthetic as well as meeting all the requirements of the project. The chair seems a little over the top, and the rubber band gun lacks an aesthetic. If you are having trouble deciding I would lean towards the cosplay sword and see how far you can get with that single project! Good luck!


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