Design Fabrication Timeline

The following is a layout of the schedule for my final project (Wind Chimes).   Week of: March 28: Order supplies from McMaster Carr and pick up supplies form McGuckins.…

Wind Chime update

Since the last post I have calculated the hanging length for each pipe (length from the end to drill the hole by which the pipe will be strung up) and…

Wind Chimes Progress as of 4/8/16

Since my last update, all of my material has arrived!  The raw material includes a 6 foot long aluminum pipe, a 3 foot aluminum pipe (both .625″ OD and .495″…

Wind Chimes Update + Aesthetics Game

I’ve made a decent amount of progress on my project in the last week. I finally decided what notes my chimes will play.  Since it is a Navy/Engineering aesthetic that…

Jake’s Top Five Constraints

After spending some more time on this project, some more constraints have arisen that I did not see in the beginning. My top five constraints are: The pitch – getting…

Main Project Design Review

For my final project, I plan on making an engineering/aviation style set of wind chimes.  Upon first sight the aviation aesthetic should really stick out, with either a model Super…

Final Project inspirations

Until today, I still had no idea what I wanted to do, which is one reason this post is late.  Today, Wednesday March 2nd, was incredibly windy.  While I was…

Jake’s Apsirations

In this, my last semester of college, I’m just hoping to gain as much knowledge as I can before I start the next chapter.  At this point I’m just trying to…

Jake McCormick Skills

Hey everybody, I’m a mechanical engineering student graduating this May.  I have retained my Solidworks skills from back in Computer Aided Design, having used them recently for senior design.  I also…

Bottle caps: An American Crest

When I sat down to think about what I wanted to do for this upcycling project, I wanted something that could last, something that I would like to keep around. …

American beer bottle cap art

If there’s two things I love it’s beer and the US of A.  So I decided to merge the two and create an American themed mural to hang on the…

Aesthetics of ATVs

When I hear the word ATV, short for all terrain vehicle, I automatically think four wheeler because those are the ATVs I grew up with and are the most common…