Design Review 2020 Part 2: Logistics – How and When?

Descriptions of the logistics: how and when will the project be completed? Where are the materials from, at what cost? When will they arrive? When will the machining, printing, cutting, assembly etc. be carried out?

Design Review Part 2 // Main Project

Photograph by Anushe Low, styling by Rock My Wedding   Check out my design review here: For my hexagonal wedding arch, I intend to spend the next few weeks (including Spring Break) solidifying my design and ordering materials. I need to decide whether I am making a single hexagon with a stand or a double…

Design Review 2020 Part 2: Timeline and Logistics

Logistics With the current COVID-19 outbreak, all of the university resources and wood shops have closed. This has forced me to become a little more resourceful when fabricating my project.  Luckily I have already purchased all the materials I will need for Home Depot. Also, fortunately, my dad has many tools that I can use…

Design Review 2: Epoxy Resin Art

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  I have now positioned the wood in the mold and will place weights over it to hold it down. Now that the wood and mold are set up, I move to prepping the resin.  I chose 1:1 ratio of epoxy resin to epoxy hardener.  I received a blue pigment that came with addition black…

Miles Radakovitz: Reading Table

So for all of us involved with this class there has been a lot of twists and turns taking us from our initial plans to our final results. I was thankfully fortunate enough to not have to completely shift my plans as I had the majority of the tools necessary to complete this project on…

Timeline and Logistics: Floral Automata

COVID-19 Update Despite planning and prototyping a large automaton, the restrictions on the machine shop have encouraged me to focus on something that I can do at my own home, which only has basic hand tools (small hand saw, drill, etc). This means that I am only going to focus on the hanging mobile aspect…

Design Review Part II – Steampunk Headphone Stand

With the ongoing Covid – 19 situation, my schedule has been changed slightly as below, IDEATION FEB 15-FEB 28 DESIGN AND SKETCHING MARCH 1- MARCH 5 DECIDING SPECIFICATIONS MARCH 5 – MARCH 7 MATERIALS PROCUREMENT MARCH 7 – MARCH 30 PROTOTYPING MARCH 30 – APRIL 10 USER TESTING APRIL 10 – APRIL 15 FINALIZING PRODUCT…

Design Review 2: How and When?

For the second part of my disc golf design, I received half of my material yesterday from McMaster-Carr but I am still waiting for my T-slot piping. My plan is still inline with my original plan. To build the frame by the beginning of Spring Break and then work on designing the side and back…

Design Review Part 2 // Kensue Kiatoukaysy

Elucidator Acrylic LED Sword Timeline 3/17 – Complete DXF 3/20 – Order Laser Cut Part from Online Source 3/25 – Collect Other Materials (Glue, Tape, Paint, ETC) 4/10 – Finish Project Fabrication: Fabrication is to merely order the laser cut panel as access to the school laser cutter has been cut. Video

Reading table: Covid Update

So with covid 19 closing down school and much of the other things in the area my project will either take two routes. First: if I can get everything figured out before places like McGuckins and the like close I should be able to get all of the materials I need to more or less…

Design Review Part 2 “Logistics and Timeline”: Functional Wall Art

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“TIMELINE AND LOGISTICS” These past couple of weeks and the development of COVID-19 within our nation and local communities has definitely impacted the timeline and logistics of my final project overall. It has completely cut all students off from utilizing primary campus resources vital to project fabrication and development. So, I have decided to take…

Design Review Logistics and Timeline: Cycling jersey

I know that most people’s timeline on this project has been hijacked by COVID-19… mine included. I was actually hoping to use the laser cutters to get precise cuts of the fabric patterns I am going to use. But not a problem. Instead, I will trace patterns from mtb jerseys that I already own and…

Coffee Capsules Holder Design Review 2

At this time in the semester, I have made some progress in my coffee capsules holder. At this point, and with everything going with the Coronavirus, campus access is impossible. Luckily, I have managed to buy the material I need to work on with the laser cutter at the last minute, and was able to…

Design Review 2 – Cardboard Grabber

With the closures of all facilities on campus due to the pandemic, my schedule/plan for my cardboard grabber arm has changed significantly. For the aesthetics phase of my design, I planned to use the laser cutters in the ITLL in order to achieve precision, and sleek cut lines in order to get that iron man…

Design Review Part 2: How and When? COVID EDITION

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Within the past week, a lot of new challenges have arisen, all of which are caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The most pressing changes, in terms of the project, have been the closure of many school facilities, including the ITLL and Idea Forge. These facilities were the number one way, and for some the only…

Design Progress 2: Video Game Children Stories

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Timeline Fortunately, due to this project being completely digital, the timeline has not been complicated. I plan to do three stories, but I will at least finish one. First Story: Goodnight Kirby (Goodnight Moon + Kirby) done 3/30/2020 Benefits of this story: storyboard has been finished beforehand, and final sketches are being done over spring…

Design Review Part 2: Stirling Engine

As everyone around the world is experiencing the impacts of COVID-19, classes at CU especially hands-on, project based classes have been forced to adapt and change in extreme ways. With that being said for my project I am still confident that I will be able complete a functional stirling motor and achieve the steam punk…

Design Review Part 2: Speaker Enclosure

Given all that has been going on, I was hoping to scale my project down to something more manageable that I could complete in the limited time that the wood shop is open. However, as things have appeared to be closing down more and more since Monday, it is no longer be possible to complete…

Pipe Couch: How and When

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For my project of the industrial pipe couch, a timeline will be very useful in ensuring the timely and structured completion in order to be prepared to present come time on April 20. From now until then, I have four weeks and a few days. In the first week, ending when spring break does, I…

Design Review 2: Magic Mirror Update

Everything sure has turned crazy, and it has changed my ability to complete my magic mirror. 🙁 With COVID shutdowns, I’m not receiving the same amount of money from my job since I now have reduced hours. This means that I won’t be able to spend the money on the monitor/electronics needed for the magic…

Design Review 2 – COVID Update

My plan for this project as of a couple of days ago was to make an automated mixed-drink dispenser. Unfortunately, considering unforeseen events I have made the decision to pivot. Many of the parts that I had ordered and was expecting to receive weeks ago, have been further delayed or canceled, and I also don’t…

Design Review 2020 Part 2: Timeline and Logistics

For part two of my detailed design review, I included a timeline broken up into weeks with milestones highlighted. Below is a screenshot of part of my detailed timeline.  Since woodworking is a new skill for me, I incorporated checking in with professionals every step of the way. My school has two wood shops, and…

Design Review Part 2: Sweatshirt

Logistics: With the current state of the world right now, I have had a couple difficulties that have transformed my original ideas but I actually believe will make for a more interesting project. I have included a new timeline below to show my plan for the upcoming steps for my project, as well as an…

Neon Sign – Design Review Part 2

To complete the neon sign I have already ordered the lighting and rubber tubing, they are coming on amazon prime so should arrive no later than 3/20. As for the electronic wiring and connection I am currently unsure of how/where I will be able to complete that aspect of the project but I am looking…

Design Review Part 2: Owl Sculpture

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With the recent ongoing Covid-19 situation, my timeline regarding the project has changed slightly; pictured below: Prototyping is divide into two major sections – that of the building the actual sculpture, and that of working on the dynamic components. The fabrication of the main sculpture will be very similar to my Upcycle project – formation…

Design Review 2 Covid Update (Kaleidoscope Project)

Oversized Kaleidoscope Project. Given the fact that a global pandemic has effected us, the project I was ultimately planning and in the works to create was put on hold. This project was something I was heavily planning on constructing during Spring Break, however given the situation with areas closing down and my material options dwindling,…

Design Review Part 2

Well, I hit a few roadblocks within the past two weeks. I’m sure all of us can relate. Related to this project, I received some bad news: a friend who was going to “donate” an .mp3 of an old track lost the file with a computer crash. 🙁 The good news: I found more music. See…

Design Review 2: Octopus Statue

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Above is the tentative timeline for my octopus statue. I’ve had to make a lot of adjustments to create a design I can make while at home. The design is very simple that way I can complete it this is something I’ve been planning since COVID-19 shut down the university. . The timelines shows how…

Design Review Part 2: Dopamine Interactive Apparel

Timeline As an overview, my project (Dopamine) will be developing interactive apparel that encourages real life interaction the same way social media encourages online interaction. Dopamine Timeline   The week of the Design Review will be designated for ordering prototyping materials and practicing my sewing skills. These materials include LED breakout boards, microcontrollers, and inexpensive…

Main Project Design Review Part 2: How and Updates

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The latest update with the corona virus has truly been a factor none of us could have ever accounted for. Due to this my timeline is still in the process of being adjusted as I am in the process of moving out of boulder for the next few months. However, I don’t plan on the…

Design Review 2020 Part 2: How

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I. INTRODUCTION Building off of the last blog post, Design Review 1, a lot of the initial plans of how I would make the guitar has changed, due to the closure of campus resources and the precautions taken because of COVID-19. These changes are later detailed in part V. Timeline and Logistics: Manufacturing Changes due…

Design Review p.2 – How? Mood Rings

Above is the original timeline for my main project. Given the new set of circumstances thanks to COVID-19, I will make just one change to my plans, and that is replacing the “Reiteration” with a 3D rendering of the toy within SolidWorks. Because we have lost (easy) access to the laser cutters, and with the…

Design Review Pt. 2 – Rustic Ocean River Table

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Timeline The screenshot above lays out the overall timeline for this project.  I will discuss each task below. Ideation, Research, and Feasibility The initial part of the project was to figure out what I wanted to do, how I was going to do it, and asses the overall feasibility of multiple projects.  Ultamitely I chose…

Design Review 2020 Part Two: Timeline and Logistics

Water Clock: Design Review Part Two Introduction The aesthetic I am going for   Update as of 3/15/2020: Due to the recent closure of the University and other circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, I will be descoping the project. Without the campus resources, I would not be able to laser cut the material, build the…

Design Review 2020 Part 2: Desk Lamp

Timeline My project has been complicated by the closing of the ITLL due to the COVID-19 pandemic. My only option for fabricating my laser cut desk lamp on campus is now the Rapid Prototyping Lab’s laser cutter within the Idea Forge. The Idea Forge now has reduced hours (open 9 AM – 5 PM) for…
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