Alcohol Stove Final Report Part 2

Why and What’s Next? I began this project with the intent to build a minimalist styled alcohol stove and for the most part I would say I achieved my goals.…

Alcohol Stove Final Report Part 1

Introduction I created an alcohol backpacking stove following a minimalist aesthetic. The stove uses denatured alcohol for fuel, features legs which function as a built in pot holder, and has…

Alcohol Stove Update 4/13/16

Unfortunately, I am still very sick with some sort of bacterial infection and have been in bed with a fever for the last two weeks. As a result of my…

Alcohol Stove Update 4/6/16

In the last week I came down with a severe case of Strep throat and haven’t made quite as much progress as I would have liked; however, I did make…

Alcohol Stove Design Influences

Over spring break I experimented with polishing cans to achieve a shiny look for the exterior of the stove. The process of polishing cans proved to be rather difficult for…

Alcohol Stove Update 3/16/16

So far, I have gathered most of the necessary materials and made the first basic ┬áprototype stove. The prototype is very crude and has made it clear that in order…

Alcohol Stove: Primary Constraints

As I’ve been working on my design and shopping for parts I’ve identified some constraints to the project: Time Undoubtedly, the process of making prototypes and testing will take much…

Alcohol Stove Design Review

I have chosen to create an alcohol stove following a modern and minimalist camping aesthetic. Since I was a little kid I’ve been intrigued by the designs of minimalist camping…

Inspiration for Final Project

This summer my buddy and I built some alcohol stoves from aluminum cans like the one shown above. These stoves are very light and run on isopropyl alcohol. I’ve always…

Kenzy’s Aspirations

As I am still a few years from graduation and have little to no experience with design or production, I hope to gain experience with laser cutters, 3D printing and…

Kenzy’s Set of Skills

I am a sophomore TAM major, recently I switched from Aerospace Engineering. Although I have not had too much experience with Solidworks or the machine shop, I do have a…

Minimalist Cardboard Stool

From the start of this project I knew I wanted to make something out of cardboard. I had wanted to make a piece of cardboard furniture ever since I saw…

Cardboard Furniture Progress

I have chosen to create a piece of cardboard furniture since I have always wanted to do it as a project. Thankfully, I also have an excessive amount of cardboard…

Minimalism

Minimalism began in the 1960’s to early 1970’s as a contrasting aesthetic compared to Abstract expressionism. The primary element of Minimalism is the reduction of features to achieve the most…