For my coffee capsules holder design, I have some constraints that I need to take into consideration to achieve the idea in my head. The constraints are as follow:
For this project, I decided to have a modern and luxurious aesthetic. To achieve that, I am planning on buying some fine material that will add the luxurious part to the project. In addition, I will be adding some unique engravings and/or pattern to support my view.
This is one of my important constraints as it represents my personality. I have always noticed that symmetric objects and drawings usually draw my attention just because the way they look. For my project, it is going to have four sides similar to a box and what I am planning to do is have the sides facing each other identical. This way it will be symmetric in two directions.
3- Mechanical function
Part of the project requirements is to have a moving part. It does not need to be mechanical, but this is what I chose for my project. I am planning on using ball bearings to allow the ‘box’ to rotate freely. In addition, I might be using some magnets to allow the box to stop smoothly and at certain points.
Precision is usually necessary for most engineering projects, but I believe it is crucial in my project because I will need to glue several parts together since I will be using acrylic. However, this should not be an issue as I will be using the laser cutter with is very precise. I just need to pay extra attention when assembling everything together.
I will be graduating this semester, I hope, and I am planning on taking my project back with me home. Therefore, it needs to be a relatively compatible size to take on an airplane or ship safely. Ideally, the project should be easy to hold and handle by an average person without using excessive force.