How Its Made: Desktop Radial Engine

My journey to building a desktop radial engine was a challenging one, but one I am very happy I completed. I went into this project with very limited machining skills…

Desktop Radial Engine: Reflection

Ultimately I was very happy with the result of my project. While it had its up and downs, as with any project of this magnitude, the end result was something…

Radial Engine Update

I had some issues posting (my house internet went out) and then senior design pulled me away for two days, so I’m posting a little late. Sorry! My project is…

Desktop Radial Engine Update: 4/6/16

This past week all of the machining (not including the stand) was finished. I was also able to assemble and spin the engine up to what I think will be…

Desktop Radial Engine Inspirations/Progress

I’ve been making fairly steady progress on the desktop radial engine. I currently have 57 machined pieces completed, with 47 left, yet most of these are not unique and thus…

Desktop Radial Engine Updates

I’ve been steadily plotting away on my little engine. I currently have 28 parts done. Cameron, in the machine shop will be making my master cylinder on the cnc milling…

Radial Engine Top 5 Constraints

My project has been progressing since the last update. I have made a more developed CAD model (just missing valves) and have already procured the majority of the raw materials.…

Main Project Inspirations

I was really struggling to come up with an idea for this project. I originally wanted to create a product, something novel, as that’s where I want my career to…

Brendan’s Aspirations

As I complete each milestone of my final semester of college, I often find ask myself what I’m working towards. What am I aspiring to do? Why have I gone…

Brendan Warren’s Skills

Like most of the other students in this class, I’m a mechanical engineering student. I’ll be graduating in May, so I have gone through most of the standard engineering courses.…

Contemporary Industrial Coaster

As a personal fan of the contemporary industrial aesthetic I wanted to capture it within my upcycling project. I appreciate the simplicity of this aesthetic, but also how it doesn’t…

Industrially Influenced Drink Coaster

As a personal fan of the contemporary industrial aesthetic I wanted to capture it within my upcycling process. I appreciate the simplicity of this aesthetic, but also how it doesn’t…

Apple Design Aesthetic

Under the sometimes manic guidance from Steve Jobs, Apple product designers were able to redefine the tech industry with a sleek aesthetic that has now become the norm within the…