Top 5 Constraints 2020

What are your major constraints? Some aspect of time, money, skill set, materials? Safety? Your aesthetic should be one of these.

Top 5 Constraints – Radial Solenoid Engine

Aesthetic: This is the most obvious constraint of my project since it is for this class. My aesthetic is steampunk, So I would like the design to feature metallic finishes and exposed mechanisms. Manufacturability: I would like to make as many of the parts of this project in the machine shop as possible. THis means…

Main Project: Top 5 Constraints

As I focus on the minimalist aesthetic for my project, I am finding these specific aspects of the project to be my top 5 constraints. Material Choice: Choosing what material I use will ultimately decide the quality and appearance of the final product, so choosing this product, color, and making sure I buy enough of…

Cycling jacket: Top Constraints

To be honest, I was struggling to find ideas about aesthetics to focus on for my chosen main project: a packable cycling rain/wind jacket. I even considered pivoting to a whole new project. Thanks to Prof Hertzberg, who gave me some ideas and direction, I started exploring the aesthetic to include in this project and…

Top 5 Constraints: Electrical Guitar

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Constraint 1: Design Aesthetic Building off of last week, the original intention was to have a streamline and matte black aesthetic combination or a Dia de Los Muertos type electrical guitar design. But the aesthetic, for the most part, will depend on the other constraints in this week’s post namely Materials, Budget/Time and Manufacturing. The…

Top 5 Constraints 2020: Epoxy Resin Art

Here are the constraints for my main project: Time – The first constraint I need to keep in mind for this project is time.  Both of the materials I am using have lengthy setting and drying times.  Concrete takes 24-48 hours to dry and epoxy resin takes around 72 hours to completely cure.  With the…

Top 5 Constraints

To get everyone up to speed: I’m hoping to develop music visualizations through fractals using python3. I’m hoping to generate various types of fractals. There exist a variety of constraints related to video editing: Music synchronization. This is probably my  largest concern related to this project. I am currently able to output images at a…

Top 5 Constraints: Pipe Furniture

For my project idea of creating furniture out of industrial pipe, I will have to contend with a number of challenges. The first constraint I will need to deal with will be financial. I want to create this project out of threaded pipe in order to ensure structural stability but the cost of using a…

Top 5 Constraints – Neon Sign

Here are the top constraints for my project – Cost – This factor will depend on the rubber tubing that I use and the amount of lighting I need. I will have to solder and connect components together, but the size of the sign can become expensive fast. Also, the rubber tubing needs to be…

Main Project // Top 5 Constraints

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As I have moved forward with beginning to design my wedding arch, I have identified some of the hardest parts of this project. Creating something that can be easily constructed and deconstructed on the day of my wedding is proving to be more challenging than expected. I thought that I could use threaded copper pipes…

Main Project 2020: Top 5 Constraints on Water Clock

Figure 1: The design aesthetic I am going for Constraint 1: Design Aesthetic I have decided that I will be targeting Apple’s minimalist design aesthetic using white colors with sleek transitions and curvy lines. Everything in their products are customized for the specific applications and Apple even designs innovative manufacturing processes to facilitate the fabrication…

Top 5 Constraints – River Table

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My top five constraints for this river table project include Aesthetic of the wood itself, Aesthetic of the finished table, Cost (and therefore size), epoxy curing process/environment, and Time.  All of these constraints were set by myself when seeing the viability of each project I was researching.   Constraint 1: Aesthetic of the Wood Itself…

Main Project – Top 5 constraints

1 – Ability to woodwork My first constraint is my ability to woodwork; or rather, my lack of ability. For this project, I am not just learning a new skill but attempting to master it – all in a couple months.  I took the woodworking workshop at the Idea Forge, and using the tools seems…

Main Project – Top 5 Constraints

1.) Budget Budget is a main concern as the price of acrylic is rather expensive and as an unemployed college student I’m really in no position to spend too much. Although it’s a rather cool project the size of it will make it expensive, not only that but I would also have to find a…

Main Project Top 5 Constraints

  Engineering Ability] When it comes to building things I have always enjoyed tinkering. However, when it comes to applying a tinker’s mentality to an engineers point of view, the ability in understanding changes. I don’t work well with numbers, and models, and generally anything that a logical engineer would do. I have always been…

Top 5 constraints

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The top 5 constraints of my project would be: Time: The time for the project by itself is not a lot, not even to mention that fact that we as students may have 4-5 of other projects/assignments for other classes. So there is limited time to devote to the project. Having to deal with it…

Top 5 Constraints – Functional Wall Art Final Project

1.Rustic, Yet Modern Aesthetic: One major constraint for my final project is trying to maintain the rustic, yet modern “look”/aesthetic to my final product. I want the wooden cutout of the flatiron mountain range to look realistic, yet minimal. This is hard to describe, but the image below is an excellent example of what I…

Top 5 Constraints: Automata

Engineering + Time I want to create an automata-mobile hybrid sculpture. This is going to have a number of engineering challenges. The first will be to create a successful automaton that uses a hand crank to create an up and down motion. The second challenge will be to create that mobiles that hang from the…

Top 5 Constraints: Lamps and Clock

1) Cost I’d like to get nice hard wood like oak or cherry to cut my lamp heads out of, but getting high quality chunks of wood in the size I need presents a challenge. I will need to shop discounts and comparisons to get the size of wood I need within my budget. I…

Top 5 Constraints: Gears and Stuff

As a quick refresher: The goal of my project is to create a puzzle box with a focus on moving gears. This small puzzle should test spatial and logical problem solving skills while maintaining a satisfying mechanical aesthetic. 1.) Template Design Leading in from my last laser cutting project, I’m still learning Inkscape in order…

Top 5 Constraints- Steampunk Headphone Stand

For my main project these are the top 5 constraints – Design – The design of my project is pretty straightforward, but when it comes to executing it, it’s comparatively difficult. The key challenge for the design is to implement all the design aspects i.e. the skull, the pipes and the bulb. The important things…

Octopus Statue: Top 5 Constraints

1) Cost I would like to spend as little amount of money as possible on some of the more basic aspects of the statue that way I can spend more money on things such as lights or joints. To help get through this I will try to reuse as many materials as possible 2) Aesthetics …

Top 5 Constraints: D&D Hardware and Pivoting

Featured Image: A custom DM screen from Wyrmwood After developing and prioritizing my main constraints I began to realize something: the process of producing a quality D&D table is extremely expensive. Price is one my my main constraints for this project and more so due to a recent car-related financial crisis. These tables can be…

Top 5 Constraints

My Top 5 constraints for the main project go as follows: Know How- I am limited by my knowledge and experience with Arduino and building circuits. For my project I plan on using an Arduino to control neopixel strips that are located all over the jacket in the shape of hearts. The neopixels will pulse…

Main Project Constraints: Magic Mirror

While a lot of my project seems do-able, there are constraints in every project. So lets get into what I’m thinking my constraints will be while making a magic mirror: Money – This project requires a computer monitor, two-way glass, a raspberry-pi, and wood for the frame. The cheapest monitor I could find was around $80…

Top 5 Constraints: Reading table

1: Stability Nothing irritates me more than a wobbly table, if the table I made was wobbly there is a good chance I would not use it. To combat this I will use 3 legs giving it a stable base. I plan on using pipe for the legs and because of this there are plenty…

Rotating shelving- Constraints

This project is challenging because it has a couple of constraints balance- the baskets/shelves need to hang almost at the top so that they pivot in a way where they are inclined to stay face up. This originally caused difficulty in designing when I came to realize that the original Bramble and Hare design had…

Top 5 Constraints 2020

My top 5 constraints: Too much money. Normally, disc golf carts run around $280 and they do not offer much creativity. Manufacturing; I am not the best at welding and so I will have to look for alternative ways to build my cart Functionality; with only a couple of weeks to design, manufacture, and tweek;…

Top 5 Constraints: Tripod Chair

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My top 5 constraints for my project will be: Aesthetics: A tripod chair can vary from looks and fit into many different aesthetics. For my project however, I want to limit the design to a very simple and rugged look and fit into an aesthetic that suits that look. Size: I need to make sure that the…

Speaker Enclosure: 5 Design / Build Constraints

  Constraint 1: Cost of remaining materials Because I already have most of the materials from last year when I started thinking about doing this project, I don’t have a ton left to purchase. The three main things that I need are: power connectors ($14), bluetooth amplifier ($35) and wood (the cost is going to…

Top 5 Constraints: LED Snowboard

My project utilizes many electronic components that I have not had a lot of working experience with. My first constraint is in the LED lights that I am using. They require a 12 volt supply and this will require more circuitry than just an Arduino. This also means that I will need to some form…

Top Five Constraints – Cardboard Grabber

Cost Possibly the greatest challenge I face with each and every one of these projects. My goal is to create the best version of the project possible that costs the least amount of dollars. The more money I spend on this project, the easier it will be to fabricate. Yet I am limiting myself to…

Main Project: Top 5 Constraints

Moving forward with the chicken wire framing and construction, there are a few constraints, as there are with all projects, I need to consider: 1) Material and Structure The biggest constraint moving forward is developing the actual structure of the owl sculpture. There are a ton of different ways I can go about creating the…

Top 5 Constraints: Sterling Engine

While there will be many challenges with this project here are my considered top 5 constraints for the sterling engine project. Mechanical Precision. For this project functionality is everything. This is a very dynamic product and if it does not work it will be a total failure. The hardest part in getting a sterling engine…

Top 5 Constraints – Drink Maker

The largest constraint on this project is going to be time… Theres really not much of it. My project is very multi-faceted. Im going to need to construct the shell itself, figure out the placement of the containers, insulate the box as well as figure out a cooling system for the drinks, set up the…

Top 5 Constraints 2020: Desk Lamp

After deliberating a bit, I have chosen to follow Option 3: Futuristic Laser Cut Sections of my last “Main Project Aesthetics” post when creating my desk lamp. I hope to create something similar to the featured image design [1] by laser cutting wood into a sleek, decorative arrangement of geometric shapes. Again, I hope to…

Top 5 Constraints: Desk Toy

As with any project, there are always constraints that need to be considered in order to create a completed product and achieve the desired vision. Listed below, in no particular order, are the top five constraints that came to mind when considering the next phases of my desk toy project. 1) Shape/Size I aim to…

Interactive Apparel: Top 5 Constraints

For my project I will be creating interactive LED apparel. The project will require capacitive touch sensors and LED strips. As the development progress continues, it is important to determine the most significant constraints on the artifact. Aesthetic https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Instagram_Logo.jpg   Aesthetic constitutes a large constraint for this project. I will be utilizing flat design for…

Design Constraints – Wood propeller

The following post will describe the 5 main design constraints I intend to follow when making my wooden replica propeller. These constraints will serve to guide my project toward my desired outcome of creating a realistic retro replica propeller. The first constraint I plan to follow is the aesthetic of my project. I want to…

Main Project: Top 5 Constraints for Mood Rings

The top 5 constraints I will be holding my main project to are as follows: Aesthetic: Kawaii or Cute Dimensions: Roughly 6 cubic inches Movement must be satisfying – either very smooth or nice clunks Designs between the slots in the rings will take advantage of the rings’ rotation, possibly as far as a zoetrope…

Coffee Capsules Holder – 5 Constraints

For my coffee capsules holder design, I have some constraints that I need to take into consideration to achieve the idea in my head. The constraints are as follow: 1- Aesthetic For this project, I decided to have a modern and luxurious aesthetic. To achieve that, I am planning on buying some fine material that…
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