Desk Garden Final Report Part 2

The desk garden is currently a nice addition to my desk. I made it because I like plants and wanted to start keeping some. My desk is a little bare,…

Desk Garden Final Report Part 1

  I made a desk garden. I wanted to work with water, plants, and light, and while it took me a very long time to settle on something, I finally…

Progress! Desk Garden Update

I made the structure! Yay! It was super frustrating and took way too long, but I did it. Let me tell you the story with pictures and several words… I…

Another Desk Garden Update

I have had almost no time! Yay! Since last week, the only updates I’ve got are little ones. I ordered resin to use to cast the dirt box. I also…

Desk Garden 3/30 Update

I wasn’t as productive over break as I would have hoped. I got sick, but I did get something done. I finally nailed down my design (yay!). I also built…

Desk Garden Update 3/17

I now have a pretty solid idea of what I want this thing to look like! I haven’t had time to do any CAD (surprise surprise…), but I’m planning on…

Desktop Garden Constraints

At the moment, the items below are the top five constraints I can think of for my desk garden. The garden must be able to plug into the wall for…

Desk Garden: Minimal Care Required

The Idea So as usual, I’m having difficultly sticking with an idea. Originally, I kind of wanted to build a living computer case. However, I don’t need another computer, and…

Plants in Unlikely Places

I’m kind of going back and forth on ideas for my main project right now. Before I come out and say it, I’m going to do a bit more thinking.…

Things I Want to Do

At the end of this semester, I will be graduating. That’s both exciting and scary, and I don’t know which is more over powering. Anyways, I’m really hoping to use as…

Ashley’s Skills

The featured image is a picture I took while machining some copper parts I made for a scientific rocket payload. I programmed the Prototrak CNC in the Idea Forge Shop to produce the…

Decorative Aspen Branch Light

Initial Design Process My original idea for this project was to create a thing. I knew that I wanted to make something cool, so I looked up pictures of upcycled…

Progress on Aspen Branch Light

I love aspen trees, and I thought that using them to make some sort of decorative light would be really neat. I started by gathering a bunch of fallen aspen branches…

Modern Rustic Design

  The Modern Rustic aesthetic is my all-time favorite design style. Its warm, natural and inviting, yet also clean and simple. Also know as ‘rustic modern’, this design style became recognized at…