October 18, 2017

It's a really frustrated work...I tried a lot of ideas but it all failed. So at last, I just made something really simple. But my motor's wire broke at the last moment which made me more frustrated. sad....

Anyway, at least I know some constraint and problem I will face...

October 11, 2017

The inspiration comes from a chinese poem and a famous love story. It's coincidence that the assignment of Cabinets of Wonder is to make a diorama, so I combine it with the homework of intro to fabrication. 

1.sketches, illustration

2. prototyping

After first try, I found...

October 4, 2017

 I used a plastic paper and wood to make an enclosure. It was very cheap which cost me less than 3 dollars and was very easy to make modification and add new hole.

I didn't make any fancy stuff, since I want to leave it till next week when I have an idea for my pco...

September 27, 2017

Moon-shaped Fan

Inspired by a chinese poem:

轻罗小扇扑流萤

Let's catch firefly with moon-shaped fan 

 1. I designed the pattern and shape of the fan, and used illustrator to draw them. Then I designed the base and holder of the fan. I modified the color and stroke/fill of them t...

September 20, 2017

1. Drawing sketches

2. Making a model/prototype 

 3. Measuring and using machines from the shop

 4. sanding

 5. Cutting and Glueing two parts of house

6. Using drills and clamps 

7. Five identical log cabins

8. Polish one log cabin a little bit 

In this assignment, I practiced...

September 12, 2017

 My Flashlight

Sketches and Materials

I used changing LED - fast; a wire; a 3V coin battery; a chopstick and a sewing rose I made in China.

Originally I wanted to make a effect that when users push a button, rose will bloom and light turns on. But it's too hard to realize...

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