Ferrofluid Sculpture: Final Report part 2

Background and What’s To Come I chose to pursue this project because of my overwhelming fascination with ferrofluid. It is such a unique liquid that typically is used in automotive…

Ferrofluid Sculpture 4/13

I have spent the past week attempting to make the ferrofluid glass encasing completely sealed so the ferrofluid has no chance to leak (that would be bad). It has turned…

Ferrofluid Sculpture: Fabrication Timeline

Fortunately, my project does not involve too much machining. I will be able to get away with a few laser cuts and 3D printed parts. The only complicated fabrication piece…

Final Report: Ferrofluid Sculpture

First Impression The goal behind the ferrofluid sculpture was to have it capture people’s attention. The way ferrofluid moves around a magnetic field has a certain appeal to the human…

Ferrofluid Sculpture 4/6 update

So my project has take quite the turn in the past week due to the results of experimenting with electromagnets and the ferrofluid. The electromagnet I designed (below) does not…

Ferrofluid Sculpture Update

The past week or so has been a great breakthrough for my project. I have found and ordered most of my parts, completed the necessary drawings to manufacture any necessary…

Ferrofluid Sculpture

For my final project I am making a dynamic Ferrofluid sculpture. I have been fascinated by ferrofluid ever since I came across it years ago in a lab and have always…

Main Project Inspiration(s) – Derek

For my final project, I have a few ideas that I am bouncing around with… but I think I might go with this one. The current idea is to create…

Derek’s Current Aspirations

I joined the Aesthetics of Design coarse because this class offers an element of engineering that cannot be practiced in any other class, creativity. As engineers, we are expected to…

Hey I Can Help! -Derek Sikora

Hi Fellas! I am a mechanical engineer, like quite a few others in this class, who thoroughly enjoys turning ideas into reality. I am quite skilled in SolidWorks, machining, prototyping, and finding…

Natural Lighting Fixture

My main drive for the upcycle project was to turn a log into something useful. At first I was uncertain on the route to take with my piece. A few…

Threw a Log on a Mill with No Plan

My entire goal for this project was to convince a machinist at CU to allow me to mount a log to a machine mill with no plan at all and…

Progression of Freestyle Snowboarding

Freestyle snowboarding has exponentially gaining viewers over the past decade. One of the most notable events in this extreme sport is the Winter X Games. Within the X Games there…