The Missing Links

Inspiration & Vision I was inspired by the crafted art found in my family’s lake cabin. This led to my decision to utilize a rustic aesthetic that fits hand-in-hand with the inspiration. This means I wanted a subdued hue, natural materials, rough texture, aged appearance, and casual fabrication. My vision for the project’s form is…
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Final Project Both Parts: Small Scale Wind Turbine

Introduction This post will be an in-depth analysis of what my final project was and how it was constructed. Renewable energy is quickly becoming a household term used by a significant portion of the world’s population due to its hopeful impact on the future of humanity. Out of all the renewable energy generators, I would…
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My personal Aesthetic

My personal Aesthetic as I’m sure most people’s is, is not very well defined.  However through many of my previous designs just in the products that I purchase, there are some commonalities.  The first and arguably biggest part of my personal aesthetic is my attraction to glossy smooth textures, curves and wood.  And this aesthetic…
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Floating Coffee Table : Final Report

For my project, I built a ‘tensegrity’ base for a coffee table. A ‘tensegrity’ design is a tension-based structure that creates a sort of floating illusion. These designs operate on the principle of opposing tension to create stability. A lot of the designs that I have seen out there seem to be very wobbly and/or…
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Futuristic Longboard | Final Report

Part 1:  What I Made With this project, my intention was to apply the futuristic aesthetic that I have been exploring throughout the semester with my personal aesthetic. [  The Futuristic Aesthetic  ] The futuristic aesthetic is something that I made up in a sense and is very subjective as to what it actually means…
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Hidden Blade for Cosplay

Introduction For my final project, I created a hidden blade like the ones featured in the videogame Assassin’s Creed. In this report, I will describe the design selection process, the planned manufacturing steps, and the testing protocols. The aesthetic of the hidden blade has varied in each Assassin’s Creed game, featuring the common styles of…
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