Our Solidworks Render In Detail

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Here are some rendered images to show our piece in better detail, especially of the inner components. Here it is front shot. Here are two angled shots with the birds.   Here is… Continue reading

Final Model Completed! FINALLY~ review of challenges we encountered.

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It was a crazy week as we waited anxiously for our remaining parts printed. We had lots of challenges with the glue, the alignment vs. the timing, and the 3D printed parts. Here… Continue reading

Creating our Parts in Solidspace

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For our final project, we used the laser cutter for cutting and etching on the acrylics, and 3D printed our birds and our platforms. Below shows our platforms and our birds. Here are… Continue reading

Quick Snapshot of our final prototype

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We finally got our last and most important piece, the platform printed!! Quickly putting it together now!!!!

A Closer Look at our Motor

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To house our motor, we created a H-housing for it using the frosted acrylics.

Detailed Breakdown of the Platform Component

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We modified our original plans of how our platform (where the birdie weights will rest on initially) based on the recommendations from Maja, our Solidspace Technician. The dimensions of the piece overall will… Continue reading

Testing our Motor

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Testing our Motor, it works! Our motor will drive the rotation of our cams, and its speed will be controlled via arduino. Motor Specifications: Product Code: HFF-050SH-11180 12V 45 rmp geared DC Motor… Continue reading

Test Print of our Birdie Weights!!!

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Yay! Test Print turned out decent! We do need to increase the size of the hinges as it is too small and will break after we chisel the base off. We currently have… Continue reading

Solidworks Model Update

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Here is a preview of our solidworks model 🙂

The ideation and developments of our cams

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Throughout our final project, we were stumped for over two weeks in figuring out a mechanism that can fit well with our clean and smooth form.  We wanted to avoid complicated and intricate… Continue reading

Model of bird as our new weight

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Finding aesthetic inspirations for our housing

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The housing we hoped to represent three branches. The material which we will make the housing walls is frosted acrylic (looks exactly like frosted glass)   Here is something we came across….  

Got our materials! yay!

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Finally visited plastic works to get our material. We got really lucky, we managed to find frosted acrylic board (looks exactly like frosted glass!) in the scrap pile 😀 As we are students… Continue reading

Solidworks Model in the works….

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Here is a quite view of our solidworks model prototype 1! After translating the physical sketch prototype onto solidworks, we will begin tweaking and simplifying components.

Our current prototype

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Going back to our initial idea, we went back to our dropping weights timepiece design. Here is our new mass prototype made with foam core and foam.  We cut the cams out of… Continue reading

Additional Inspirations for our dropping weights

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Earlier, we discussed about an intricate shape which involved interconnected rings.  However, we honestly had no purpose of doing that except for its complex look and fitting in the requirements for using the… Continue reading

Looking at our dropping weights

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We initially wanted to pursue the literal version of hangman’s clock, however due to ethical reasons, we cannot. We wanted to keep our overall piece as simple as possible to bring the focus… Continue reading

[Wk 11 Presentation] A Cup of Time Overview

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As we changed our direction with our final project, we presented the new concept with a prototype.

Ideation Version 2 | A Cup of Time

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A Cup of Time is an artifact which suggests an alternative approach to time, specifically divisions and allocations.  The decision of the time distribution and time duration is solely based on comparison and… Continue reading

Back to the Drawing Board Once More.

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Throughout the past two weeks, although progress has been made for the development of the form and mechanism, there were still major holes and gaps within the component interaction as well as the… Continue reading

Some interesting approaches to time…

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Since hitting a break wall from last week, we have gone researching on projects and timepieces which goes beyond the traditional context and conventions.  Some themes we explored include: re-purpose, redefine… Here are… Continue reading

[Wk 10 Presentation] Ideation II: Refined Prototype

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We created a mass model of our hangman’s clock, figured out the preliminary placements of components and their dimensions, and worked out the mechanisms.

Ideation and Concept ~ Prototype 2

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THEME: The natural sound. Everything has a natural sound.  The sound comes from the quality of the object. It is defined through its physical attributes (components/skin), its internal structures, and its role within… Continue reading

Final Project Sketches and Scale Model

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Sketches done this week include how the mechanism drops the weights   sketches for the materials and form suggestions, such as solid or hollow weights to ones with different cuts that may produce… Continue reading

Our Work So Far…

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Since Week Two, our team have been working long and hard, beyond what is usually expected for our weekly deliverables. Although we are exhausted, we are thrilled with what we come up with… Continue reading