Macro Music Box – Project Update 4/13

The music box is coming along, in fact it’s fairly close except for final assembly. I realized I’ll need to mount each key to the octagon and then mount that…

Macro Music Box – What’s Next

Overall, I’m very satisfied how the project turned out, though if I were to do it again I’d definitely do a few things differently. First, I’ll focus on what I…

Macro Music Box – Final Report Part I

Final Music Box After everything, the macro music box turned out pretty well. While the tune doesn’t play as well as its micro counterpart, but aesthetically it turned out almost…

Macro Music Box Project Update 3/30

It’s been a good and bad few weeks for this project; I’ll start with what went well. I was successful in making 20 keys to be used in the final…

Macro Music Box Update 3/16

I now have everything I need for successful completion of this project. I’ve been buying (and returning) lots of random components but now have all the parts I need. I’d…

Matt’s Constraints

My project is on the surface fairly straightforward (in my mind at least), although there are definitely some hurdles that I will need to overcome in order to get this…

Macro Music Box – Design Review

My final project is based on the concept of a children’s music box, the wind up kind that have been played for centuries (see below). I have a fascination with…

Macro Music Box

My idea for my final project is to make a very large scale music box; these little trinkets were always beautiful to me as a kid. http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/x/small-music-box-5643196.jpg http://cf.ltkcdn.net/antiques/images/std/128210-400×265-jsw_inside_of_a_music_box.jpg   My…

Matt’s Aspirations

A large part of me going to grad school was me attempting to duck the permanence of employment. One year later, though, and I’m right back where I was, with…

Skills that Kills – Matt

I have a similar ME background as many of our class (and both of my teammates), so I won’t dwell on those. I’ve done more than my fair share of…

Industrial Puppy – Final Report

  Inspiration This exploration into an artistic creation has been very different than my usual design loop. I started with a problem of “make something”, which in itself is a…

Goddard

Did any of you ever watch Jimmy Neutron as a kid? Do you remember his dog, Goddard? http://www.hollywoodjesus.com/movie/jimmy_neutron/13.jpg   I’m making something a little similar. He can’t fly ,or talk,…

Aesthetics of the Log Cabin

The log┬ácabin aesthetic brings a certain type of homey-ness to a structure. Its a fairly engrained imagine in our heads at this point: the minimalist but cozy interior, dim lighting,…