Final Report Part 2: Strandbeest

  Following this timeline, I started this project by choosing strandbeest as my inspiration and goal. From there, I created multiple sketches to try out different aesthetics I wanted my strandbeest to conform to. Initially, I was planning to have my aesthetic be lifelike/organic; however, when I started my 2nd iteration, I changed it to…

Part 2 – Final Presentation

In Part 1, I explored the inspirations, vision, and design process behind the Interactive Geometric Rock project. Now, in Part 2, let’s dive into the ‘how’ of the project, discussing the manufacturing process, challenges encountered, and the final outcome. Additionally, I will cover the experimentation with light panel prototypes and the use of wooden filament…

ArtisanalTime : How?

I have always been into watches and creating a timepiece from scratch has been my plan since a long time. I decided to build a wristwatch with a heavy inspiration from Art Nouveau and Clockpunk aesthetics which could be worn casually as well as on special occasion. After researching watchmaking tutorials and identifying the ST3600k…

Minimalist Shelf – How

This has been a very learning-intensive project for me. I am quite unfamiliar with woodworking in general and have never built a piece of furniture before. As such I asked a lot of questions of my roommate who is much more knowledgeable and experienced in these areas. This project turned out significantly better with his…

Final Report 2

I’ve spent almost all of my time making this project in the machine shop in the ITLL. I started with a bar of aluminum and a Solidworks model of the face plate and back panel. The most important part of the project is the face plate because it is the main thing people will see…

Design Report: Part 2

After sourcing all the necessary materials and considering the specifications and constraints of the project, I began the process of building the clock piece. In this section of the report, I will detail how the clock was constructed. The first step in building the clock was to prepare the wooden base. I purchased a wooden…

Final Report: How

(Initial Timeline) (Actual Timeline) When I first started thinking about building a device for my bedroom, my main goal was to create something that would fit in with the overall aesthetic of the room. After some brainstorming, I decided to build a night light that would complement the marine animal theme I had going on…

Post 12: How

Video Building my project was honestly really fun. A real hoot and a half. Starting with the rocket, the building of it was pretty fun as all Lego’s are. The process was mostly just a following the directions of printed manual though not gonna lie there were parts of it that were pretty grindy to…

Final Report Pt.2 – Puzzle Box

Manufacturing proved to be very difficult over the course of this project. I began by creating a CAD model of my design and tweaking it so that it would be as easy to manufacture as possible. I then chose my materials and ordered them – the exotic woods were from Ocooch Hardwoods and the dowel,…

Final Report: Part 2

My final project of my brutalism water wheel overall went very well and the process ended up working out okay, considering a few hiccups that I faced. To recap, below is a picture of my design timeline: A few things happened at the end of my timeline that made it difficult to meet this. My…

Final Report Part 2

Part 2: How Although, I kind of flopped on documenting and taking photos of my project throughout the creation of this project, I am able to go into depth about the process, tools, and materials I utilized throughout the duration. Timeline Graphic: The first step I took to create my jewelry box was taking a…

Wooden Escapement: How it was made

As a brief re-introduction to my project, I designed and fabricated a wooden escapement mechanism to act primarily as an art piece for my apartment. I wanted to mimic the aesthetics that are present in antique clocks and wooden kinetic sculptures. This means that I focused on complex geared systems, using different woods to differentiate…

Final Report Part 2: CU Memento

Mechanically Programmed Horse When I first thought of my idea, I had planned to make a mechanical buffalo running similar to the photo above. My plan for fabrication was to laser cut all of the parts out of 1/8″ plywood. Since I pivoted from this initial idea, I was able to take advantage of having…

Post 12

Since my last post, I have been building and assembling my mirror. I have learned a tremendous amount about assembling my mirror and overall thoroughly enjoyed the experience of using my hands to create something I was proud of. Before this project, I truly did not have much experience using tools and thinking logistically about…

Report Part 2: Bathymetric Map

If you’re just joining me for the second art of my report, I ordered 20 Baltic Birch plywood sheets for laser cutting. This was going to create a highly detailed, high quality wood bathymetric map of Lake Vermillion, Minnesota. Unfortunately, UPS lost my wood in their Commerce City, Colorado sorting facility. I was able to…

Main Project Part 2

This is gonna be a lot like my progress update. First I got the two donor bikes, and cut off the head tube of the kids bike. The idea is to weld the cut head tube to the purple frame and then weld the steering stems together to make the extension work. This will let…

Puzzle Boat Report Part 2

My original idea of making my boat-shaped puzzle box was for me to shove a bunch of electronics into a model ship I bought online. However, once I started putting together the ship I bought, I realized that I was no longer having fun making the project (here is a short timelapse of me starting…

How the Adjustable Tensegrity Table is Made

Link to Final Presentation: https://youtu.be/w53H1B6TMHI The above tensegrity table utilizes two cables, one that utilizes a pully system to stabilize the outer corners of the table, and one in the center that physically holds the entire weight of the top surface. The center wire is composed of two 20 lb steel wires that can hold…

Post 12: Final Deer Mount

For my main project I plan on constructing a deer mount out of MDF using a laser cutter similar to the featured image above that I have constructed in solid words. My main motive for this project is that I had this idea around 8 or 9 years ago but I didn’t have enough knowledge…

Designing a Coffee Maker: How

A Timeline of the Fabrication Process: Reference this timeline as a tool to understand the fabrication process, and how the piece was made, in tandem with the text below. The Fabrication Process  A quick recap of deciding upon my artifact’s aesthetic and design can be found within my previous post, The Fabrication of a Coffee Maker…

Blog Post 12: Final Report Part 2

Since my last blog post, I have made a lot of progress and I have reached a finalized design! I completed the 3D printing and post processing, sourced a succulent plant, and completed the final assembly. The base module cover and the cup were made with black PLA that I was able to 3D print…

Lego Generative Art – How

There wasn’t a fabrication process for my project per se; rather, it involved a lot of coding, so I’ll try my best to explain in plain English. All of this was done using C#, a programming language, and Unity, which is a popular game engine. First I had to figure out how to implement Perlin…

Post 12: How

Figure 1: Project Timeline Fabrication   In order to make my final artifact, I started with my completed CAD models of each component and exported each one as a STL for 3d printing. I then printed test components to determine if the dimensions and fit were appropriate. In printing test prints on scrap PLA I…

Rock and Roll Record Player Model

Timeline Brainstorm I began the process of my project by brainstorming ideas. I knew I wanted to incorporate music into my project somehow. I really enjoy classic rock from bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Van Halen. I wanted to incorporate the aesthetic of classic rock in some way and I figured the best…

Final Report 2: The How

At this point in time my final screen and visual installment are complete. This second half of my report will be focused on the creation process. I encourage you to go read part 1 to learn more about my inspirations, aesthetic choice, and my personal feelings towards the work I produced. Again, as a quick…

Skateboard Deck: Final Report Part 2

Skateboarding has been around since the 60s and has changed quite a bit since its introduction. Over the years, advances in manufacturing, materials, and general deck knowledge have caused the skateboard deck to evolve significantly. For my final project, I  made my own skateboard deck using a homemade press and mold. The mold provides the…

Post 12: How

The artifact I will be producing is a Ferris wheel that has become overrun by nature. This goes back to the very first aesthetic I explored! Depictions of this aesthetic include imagery of nature flourishing despite man-made obstacles – how humanity has abandoned, neglected, or mistreated a space that was once vital to everyday life.…

Jewelry Box Final Report

As this is the is the last post of the year regarding the final project I will give a full overview of the jewelry box design process including: inspirations, vision of function and form, initial sketches, final design plans, fabrication process, and the complete product assembly. That way my entire design is in one place…

Final Report Part 2

So, now is the part where I tell you about how I made my project. As I said in the previous post, I’ve had a lot going on in my personal life that threw me off my course in making this as perfect as possible. That being said, I’ll tell you about my process. These…

Final Report 2/2 – Ebike Battery

Fabrication Process To begin fabricating this battery, I started with a CAD model. This was designed around the dimensions of three, 4 cell lithium polymer batteries and the battery management system (BMS). It was also designed with the size constrain of fitting on my existing ebike. This included where and how it was going to…

Final Report Part 2

          I had a lot of trouble trying to get all of my prints out. The printers at the itll and idea forge are notorious for failing all of the time. The first print that I made for my gear plate came out with lots of imperfections on the gear teeth.…

Hour glass Final Report Part 2

The fabrication process entirely revolved around the laser cutter. I was originally going to 3D print, but I found that laser cutting would be much better for my project. After measuring the hourglass, I used solid works to design a rectangular piece and a column. From there I sent the files into the laser cutter…

Matthew Holleb : Modern Light Fixture

This project has allowed me to explore my creative expertise and realize many of the issues and problems commonly found when designing and manufacturing an artifact (or in my case a light fixture). When this project started, I really drove to create a light similar in aesthetic and quality to those that come out of…

Casette Futurism Alarm Clock

Casette Futurism Alarm Clock My goal for this project was to draw inspiration from my project and distill it in to a design for an alarm clock. The original goal was to build a functional alarm clock, but I slowly scaled back the project to focus on just the aesthetics. What I have produced is…

Tabletop Water Fountain

Progress For my final project, I decided to create a tabletop water fountain. I was mainly inspired by minimal and modern architectural aesthetics in creating this design. This aesthetic is mainly characterized by geometry, sleek lines, monochromatic colors, and refined materials. I have always liked this aesthetic and found it to be very fitting for…