Post 10: Progress

Show and tell progress since the Design Preview. I decided to change my project idea, so this blog post includes my progress update as well as an updated version of the previous blog posts I submitted. Rationale for Change: I decided that I want to create something more functional that I would use more often,…
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Main Project Plans and Inspiration – Creating a Personalized Lithophane Lamp

For my final project, I decided to combine my passion for woodworking, 3D printing, and electronics to create a personalized wooden MDF structure with six individual lithophane sides. A lithophane is an object that, when illuminated from behind, reveals a detailed image. The inspiration for this project came from my love for personalized and unique…
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Main Project Plans and Inspiration – Interactive Chess Board

[1] A knight’s possible moves highlighted on chess.com   Recently, I’ve been heavily addicted to Chess.com, and while my vice may be a consistent daily distraction, it also serves as the inspiration for my main project! In particular, a feature I admire about playing chess online is the accessibility for new players getting involved in…
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Magical Heartbeat Tree: A Fantasy World Experience

It’s exciting to work on projects that take you to fantastical settings. A magical gateway is a tree that lights up and is powered by an Arduino board. The project involves creating a tree that uses LED lighting and a heart rate sensor to respond to the user’s heart rate. Programmable LED ropes will be…
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Main project plans and inspiration- RGB art / 3D red blue effects

Works by https://www.carnovsky.com/works.htm Carnovsky is a Milan based art and design duo comprised of Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla My notebook Carnovsky create and exhibit their unique style of art under different lighting colors and conditions revealing and hiding different aspects of their work. Layering different compositions with different tinted colors, making the magic happen…
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Main Project Plans and Inspiration

What is your personal aesthetic? The aesthetic that I have been running with thus far is spacecore, and previously it was retro-futurism. Both of these aesthetics share some qualities: some retro-futuristic artworks could be considered spacecore as well. The reason I switched is because the retro-futurism aesthetic requires that I include artwork with the style…
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Main Project Plans – Contemporary Desk Lamp

For my final project, I’m aiming to create a contemporary desk lamp. I’ll be constructing the lamp in a contemporary aesthetic, with a few mid-century modern cues. My design will in general follow the key aspects of contemporary styling, mainly being minimalist, sleek, and highlighting material choice prominently. I also want to incorporate aspects of…
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Main Project Plan and Inspiration – Electronic candle as Night-light

(An example of Night-light for kids on Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/One-Fire-Birthday-Teenage-Squishy/dp/B0836V6S4R/ref=sr_1_20?c=ts&keywords=Night-Lights&qid=1678224685&s=lamps-light&sr=1-20&ts_id=3736651) (https://www.amazon.com/CHWARES-Multicolor-Breathing-Bedroom%EF%BC%8CUSB-Rechargeable/dp/B07NW8ZM3M) I’m still not sure what my main project will look like this semester, the clue is to make a device or decoration that will change over time. Maybe a fake candle that will gradually switch the light by the changing of daylight. Or a digital clock…
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