Upcycle Progress 2020

Upcycle Progress: The Everything Drawer

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At this point, I have sketched up my idea for my upcycle project and have collected the necessary items from my everything drawer to make my idea come into being.  What I will be making with these items is a laser maze.  Essentially it will be an organization of mirrors on a board, which the…

Upcycle Progress: Bottle Caps

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After considering the different ideas that I had for my bottle cap project, I decided to go with creating a bottle out of bottle caps. Once again, thanks to Ben Chang for the idea! Now that I had my idea, I needed to figure out how I would bring it into being. Generally, I had…

Upcycle Progress: Bike Chain Bonsai (Jamie Frankel)

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Welcome back to my project dear reader. It is a couple days until this project is due and to be honest I feel slightly flustered by the conclusion of this project. I have now cleaned all of the bike and moto-chain, welded the base and one of the branches. As it happens, it is much…

Upcycle Progress: Vintage Cigar Holder

All materials for my upcycle project have been selected. I will be utilizing scrap quarter inch black acrylic for the majority of the construction. I have additionally found some scrap wooden rods with enough length to cut 12 six inch pieces. This is just under double what is required. Below is the CAD model I…

Upcycle Progress: Spectre of Torment

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Last time of Aesthetic of Design: Upcycling Project… In Magic: the Gathering, many cards with beautiful art go unplayed because they are uncommon, or not good enough. The idea of this project is to laser cut these trading cards and stack them on top of each other, thus blending different iconic artistic styles as well…

Upcycle Progress: Rollercoaster

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While I have the Solidworks model of what I’d like to initially test, I hope to test new ways to make curved cardboard rails. Here I have the start of the rollercoaster where I plan to have a loop and two turns.   I utilized the Integrated Teaching & Learning laser cutters. I did edit…

Upcycle Progress

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The latest update with my upcycle project comes as I have decided on a design and purpose for my scheme. I have decided that I’m going to go with the rug idea as the other directions might be better options for a main project sometime. After doing some research on different styles of mats and…

Initial Progress on Upcycle Wallet 2020

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My weekly progress is going well with my upcycled vinyl billboard wallet. Main concerns were the flexibility of the material, its work-ability compared to leather, and its structure. All of these concerns seem to not be an issue, with initial progress in sewing the wallet. Figure 1: Initial sewing test, figure shows what one side…

Upcycle progress: Plastic caps art-piece

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For my upcycle project, I’ll be creating an art-piece out of those plastics caps. Right now, I got all my materials: Cardboard, around 1000 bottle caps ( thanks to CU Recycling Facility), and the “glue”. I had taken some of the caps that I got and placed those into a plastic container and soaked with…
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