My project is building a wall clock with a Mechanical Engineering theme that includes tools such as gears, wrenches and hammer. My initial design include the use of gears that can rotate And tools for the numbers on the clock corresponding to the clock time.
after researching my options in building a rotating gears, i found that an external motor was required, and since my device does not have any space to mount that motor, i decided to let go of that idea. building a case for the clock would have solved the issue but i felt that a border case would take away the aesthetics that i am going for. I believed that the functionality of the project was not my priority rather the aesthetics was.
This course did help me expand my design skills and discover the struggle to balance between the aesthetics and the functionality. I was always bad at sketching and unfortunately i still am, even though Dr. Hertzberg had many sketching lessons. i probably need more practice.
thank you all for this wonderful semester and i wish everyone succeed in their careers.