Carbon Fiber Short Board Report

The goal of this project was to explore the uses of carbon fiber while practicing my fabrication skills. This project turned out to be a great experiment and learning process, while still producing a nicely finished product. I decided to make a carbon fiber skateboard (or short board) using similar construction methods to surfboards and…

Carbon Fiber Longboard 4/6 Update

To see previous updates go┬áhere After waiting a week to get some more hardener and epoxy resin, it finally came today. Last weekend, I bought a set of trucks, bearings and wheels so I only had to finish the deck for a working skateboard. I already had one side of the deck laid in carbon…

Carbon Fiber Expanding Table Design Review

For my final project, I’m going to build an expanding table. As much as I’d like to build an expanding table with an intricate system, I’m going to keep it simple and completely manual. Again, I’m going to play on the aesthetic of mixing organic and inorganic materials and shapes that I explored a little…

Gardner’s gardening skills and more

I am currently a senior in mechanical engineering, so I have the same background as my team mates. I am quite good at Solidworks and making drawings. I have ITLL access to 3D printers, although I might need a refresher. I am a decent wood worker and a skilled welder. I have a massive Ford…

Contemporary Side Table

For my first Aesthetics of Design project, the challenge was to upcycle in some way. I’m a fan of upcycling, but I wanted to build something that I wouldn’t just throw away after graduation. I wanted to build something that I could foresee in my house someday. Because of this, my table might not look…

Modern Design

I am a big fan of modern design when it comes to furniture and houses. I especially like the aesthetic that focuses more on mixing nature and organic shapes with highly contrasting forms and materials. Modern interior design also tends to have high contrast in color schemes. Although a lot of modern interior design also…