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Upcycle Design Project: Organic Architecture For my upcycle report, I pursued the aesthetic of organic architecture. I did this by creating a miniature house based on the aesthetic and using the Falling Water House by Frank Lloyd Wright as inspiration for the house. I made the house and base out of cardboard. I used a…
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Design Preview Report

For my final project, I plan to create a 3D-printed strandbeest. This is inspired by Theo Jansen who create Strandbeest, “Sand Beasts”. They are self-propelling walking sculptures. One such example of Jansen’s work is the picture above. I plan to take his designs and shrink them down to a more manageable design, about the size…
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Progress: Strandbeest

The progress that I have made on my final project is primarily in the virtual sense. I have already had the 1st iteration of my Strandbeest leg done. This iteration was creating simple leg segments and assembling them in SolidWorks in a 2D layout. This allowed me to see how the segments interact with each…
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Title: The Interactive Geometric Rock Project: Exploring the Journey from Concept to Creation (Part 1)

Inspirations and Existing Designs: The idea for the Interactive Geometric Rock was inspired by various sources, including nature, technology, and art. One such example is the work of artist and designer Jenny Sabin, whose “Lumen” installation (source: [https://www.jennysabin.com/lumen]) combines technology, geometry, and lighting to create immersive and interactive experiences. Other inspirations include natural rock formations,…
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Progress – Interactive Chess Board

To upgrade the 4×4 prototype to the finished 8×8 board, my first focus was to build the full-size enclosure. I decided to use trim moulding to create a distinct pattern for the sides of my box. I needed additional height to allow the acrylic to sit within the frame, so I also constructed a secondary…
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Creating an Interactive Tree: The Making Process

My original intention was to build an interactive tree out of braided transparent pipes for the trunk and laser cut paper leaves with LED lights inside for the limbs. However, after some testing, I concluded that this strategy was not viable. I then switched to 3D printing the trunk with a multicolor filament and adding…
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Creating an Interactive Tree: The Evolution of My Project

My concept was inspired by the notion of combining technology and art to create an interactive sculpture. I wanted to make something that would not only look good but would also engage the spectator through an interactive feature. I came across a couple projects online that prompted me to design a tree-like structure that would…
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Main Project Aesthetics: Plans and Alternatives

One alternative I thought of for my project of the Art Nouveau and Clockpunk wristwatch that I described in my last post was a Cyberpunk wristwatch. Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction that focuses on a futuristic, dystopian society where advanced technology and cybernetic implants are prevalent. A Cyberpunk wristwatch would be utilitarian in…
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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…
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