Organic Fountain – Top 5 Specifications and Constraints

Top 5 Specifications and Constraints    Specifications: Organic Aesthetic The first and arguably most important specification for my project is achieving the Organic Aesthetic. As seen in the figure below I believe I achieve this with my Topology Optimization output of the Fountain Head as seen below: Figure. 1 Topology Output Bottom Isometric View  …

Capo Design Review

  For my project, I am making a renaissance themed capo for my guitar. This idea evolved from me just wanting to make my project fancy and with a lot of curves, which is what led me to this theme for my object. In order to accomplish this, I will mainly use two methods. First,…

Graphic Pop Art Clock

For my project, I settled on either putting together a clock from scratch parts and materials or taking apart an existing clock and reassembling it while customizing and embellishing it with my graphic pop art that I have made and/or own. The aesthetic I decided to go with was the graphic pop art aesthetic I…

Ammo Crate Console Preview

Ground has been broken and the project is officially on its way!  I have received my two 40mm ammo crates and am now starting the process of acquiring the remaining materials needed for this project. This project was inspired by my dad and by having a center console in my car that stinks. I also…

Design Process – Neon Sign

For my final project, I decided to create something that I would keep for a long time. Since I play and stream for the Call of Duty Esports team here at CU, I decided to make a neon sign of my username so that I could use it as decoration in my room. Source: https://twitter.com/BoulderEsports/status/1356704747080675328?s=20…

Modern / Futuristic desk Lamp

For my final project I will be making a modern / futuristic lamp. I decided on this for my final project because I constantly find myself needing more light when I am working on projects after the sun sets. My initial ideas for the lamp are: sleek modern looking design, capable of extending and articulating…

Paludarium Design Review

Fro my final project I will be constructing a paludarium.  for those of you who don’t know what that is, a paludarium is a part water part land naturescape.  I will be using this paludarium to house my indian dwarf puffer Penelope.  I’ve made several aquariums in my day but never a paludarium.  I’m excited…

Design Preview: Thanos’ Gauntlet

I really enjoy watching Marvel movies, and have been recently thinking about acquiring some sort of memorabilia from the movies. I began thinking why purchase something when I can make something of value. The first thing that came to mind was creating Thanos’ Gauntlet from Avengers: Infinity War.  The aesthetic I am envisioning for this…

Hidden Blade Design Preview

Inspirations For my main project, I am thinking about doing a hidden blade, a concealable weapon inspired by the videogame saga Assassin’s Creed. In the videogame series, the hidden blade undergoes many aesthetic and functional variations. The first hidden blades showed in the game are owned by Altair and the other Assassins, they are based…

Topographic Mountain Design Preview

For my final project, I decided to create a topographical map of Copper Mountain. Copper Mountain is a ski resort that holds a lot of meaning for me, because it is a place where I have a lot of memories from my childhood, and also continue to go to for fun. Currently I have a…

T-Shirt Quilt Design Preview

Aesthetics and Inspirations: For my project, I decided on making a t-shirt quilt out of my sister’s Iowa State University t-shirts. This falls into two aesthetics that I have explored in the past. The first being the aesthetic I used for my Upcycle Project: Old School Athletics. The second is my personal aesthetic: comfy coze.…
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