Neo Parasol – Final Report Part 1

This post summarizes the exact process of how I made this parasol! *Note some parts are copied from previous updates. First I purchase an auto-open cane umbrella that was decently priced on amazon. I removed the original black plastic umbrella fabric and have used it to measure and cut all eight white lace panels needed…
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Neo Parasol – Final Report

Project Summary The inspiration behind this idea is simply having a beautiful parasol that also poses as an umbrella, and that I love the show RWBY and a character from the show carries a parasol and I wish to make it real! The aesthetic of this parasol is very romantic, feminine, and a bit Victorian, especially due…
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Neo Parasol 4/13 update

I had a very busy weekend so I did not get as much done as I had hoped. However, all of the initial sewing is done! Basically, the current status is that the eight “petals” are cut and sewn together and they are almost attached to the umbrella frame itself. The pink lace decoration is…
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Rena Project Updates

As for my update for this week, I will be going over my revised timeline in summary. I will be going for an aggressive schedule starting this Friday. My plan is to compress about 3-4 weeks of work all into Spring Break. This means purchasing all of the remaining materials, detaching the existing umbrella fabric,…
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Rena’s Hopes and Aspirations

As a fifth year BS/MS student with a track in bioengineering, I am taking this class solely out of interest. All of the design project classes I’ve taken so far has always been with a group all working toward a single product with no concern towards aesthetics, so I’m very interested in gaining more project…
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Rena’s Skill Set!!

My primary engineering-related strength I can offer my teammates is SolidWorks experience. Overall, I consider myself proficient to advanced – I am very knowledgable and familiar with SolidWorks and basically LOVE this program.  I know that almost all of us mechanicals have SolidWorks experience, but I have also worked with SolidWorks in industry, specifically two summers…
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Colorful Glass Shard Pot

My upcycle project was a glass shard decorated bottle potted plant! To all of those who read my original “planning” post regarding my upcycle project – you may have realized that while my project function has changed, but materials are kept the same. You’ll read about why I ended up making this change. And that change…
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Glorious Glue Tree of Glass and Color

My project revolves around pure aesthetic – specifically a lot of color and shiny things and light (all of my favorite things). The main idea is using a ton of glue that dries clear, I will add in different colored glass shards and build a gloriously colorful glass shard tree. As I cannot start until tomorrow…
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