Final Project Part 2: Orrery Solar System

Why and What next? Reflection on the semester. Compare your original project intent to what you ended up with. How did the public react? What did you learn from your…

Final Project Part 1: Orrery Solar System

An orrery solar system is meant to depict the relative motion of the planets around the sun. for my final project I chose to condense this and only replicate the…

Final Stretch: Solar System Lamp

The end over the semester is approaching very fast. It will be a race against the clock to get everything assembled. The biggest items left are as follows, Finish machining…

Construction Timeline: Solar System Model

Spring break has come and went and I’m realizing that I’m little behind. I have a CAD model started and still in a pretty early stage. However, I think that…

Design Review: Solar System Gadget

I challenge you to name one person who hasn’t look up at night an wondered what is outside our atmosphere. Space has always drawn my interest and I don’t go…

Top 5 Constraints: Solar System Gadget

I am still planning on trying to create the solar system to fit on my desk. After thinking a little more about the project and how I want to accomplish…

Skill Set and Aspirations

To be honest, I’m pretty similar to most engineers in my skill sets at this time in my life. I do have pretty extensive knowledge of SolidWorks (who doesn’t though…).…

Upcycle Final Report – Bottle Tree Lamp

The bottle tree has always been a project that I wanted to complete. Originally I had seen a similar design at a friends house and thought, “What a creative way…

Design Loop: Upcycled Bottle Tree

  The design process for the bottle tree was fairly simple. Seen above it was a linear process and didnt really have any loops or iterations to it. I started…

Upcycle Update: Bottle Tree

For my Upcycle project I was planning on using old bottles to create a bottle tree. Personally I always have trouble choosing a drink¬†when going to the store and it…