Summing Up 2019

This semester has been a great experience. After this class, I am much more confident in my ability to apply aesthetics to the designs I make in the future. Not…

Fiber Optic Clock: Final Report Part 2

The inspiration for my final project came from two sources: wanting to experiment with new skills and materials, and wanting to explore an aesthetic I was not familiar with. The…

Fiber Optic Clock: What and How

For my main project, I designed and built a digital clock where the letters were created using fiber optic cabled inlaid into black epoxy resin. The purpose of this was…

Fiber Optic Clock Final Stretch

Currently, I am slightly behind schedule in terms of construction of the clock.  I’m almost done with sorting the fiber optics by what number they correlate to. An image of…

Construction Timeline: Fiber-Optic Clock

The schedule for the construction of my fiber optic clock design is fairly straight forward. I already have all the code finished and I have prototyped the circuits. All that…

Optical Fiber Clock Design Review Report

Currently, I am in working through the design process for my futuristic fiber optic digital clock. The first step I took in this process was designing the front plate that…

Top 5 Constraints

For my project, I will be creating a fiber optic digital clock where the fiber optics are meant to look like constellations that make the number. In terms of aesthetics,…

Main Project Inspirations

When starting the brainstorming process for my main project the only thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to somehow incorporate a microprocessor such as an Arduino. I…

Skill Sets and Personal Aspirations

As a senior in mechanical engineering, I possess many of the same skills as other students in this class. These skills include 3D modeling, problem-solving and working in the machine…

Up-Cycle Inspiration & Progress

As I stated in my last post the key element to the inspiration of my design is the power line insulatior. I felt that the unique look and shape of…

Up-Cycle Progress: Power Line Insulator Lamp

When considering what material to use for my up-cycle project, the first thing to come to mind was a power line insulator. During my grandfather’s career in the power industry,…

Aesthetic Exploration: A-frame Houses

A-frame houses are composed of slanted support members joined at one end to create thee image of an equilateral triangle. For added structural support there is cross member connecting the…