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Can It All Fit?

With our Mock Up Review under our belt, we had to start thinking about our up coming trip to Clemson. On the 24th of this month we are heading to Clemson for the Solar D Gala. The reason our upcoming trip is a real concern of ours is because we are having to move the … Continue reading

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Brackets, Brackets, Brackets

Wednesday was a step back from the fury of the weekend for Studio V. Wednesday’s agenda centered on the Crop Stop 2 brackets. During our Mock up review, the brackets were the center of conversation. The studio workflow and ideas were definitely on point today. While no bracket has been finalized, Studio V made real … Continue reading

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Learning by Doing

As was mentioned in the previous post, the most feedback we received from our mock up review was about the brackets.  We most definitely learned a tremendous amount by actually building the brackets for the mock-up, rather than looking at them on the computer or in sketches.  We have two different bracket constructions: one will … Continue reading

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Mock-up Review

During the design process our main goal with this mock-up was to acquire feedback from the experts about our design. Earlier in the semester, as a team, we came up with design ideas that were innovative and cost-effective for our farm kitchen. We worked hard this weekend to put all these ideas together and built … Continue reading

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Working with Fine and Small Homes, Crop Stop 2, and Crop Stop 1 Signage

This week we had the opportunity to work with Fine and Small Homes, to CNC cut some of our sim-ply parts for the Crop Stop 2 mock-up. The Fine and Small Homes firm uses similar technologies to develop their parts. We were able to consult with them about their methods of production and compare the … Continue reading

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Working with Fine and Small Homes, Crop Stop 2, and Crop Stop 1 Signage

This week we had the opportunity to work with Fine and Small Homes, to CNC cut some of our sim-ply parts for the Crop Stop 2 mock-up. The Fine and Small Homes firm uses similar technologies to develop their parts. We were able to consult with them about their methods of production and compare the … Continue reading

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Fine and Small Homes

After finding out that there is a company that specializes in CNC cut houses in our backyard, Professor Pastre has set up a tour of the facilities along with an option to get some last minute pieces cut for our mock-up review on Monday.  From the beginning the students and professors have been working to … Continue reading

The End is Near

This coming month is the last month of school, which means the last month of studio. So today during class we made a calendar of what all we have left to do for Studio V. We included the final dates for our classes and when our mock up review will be. After we made our … Continue reading

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Good Friday… A Good Time to Gather Materials

The sun was out on Friday, and it was by far one of the most beautiful days that Studio V has experienced since we have been in Charleston. We had a few things on the agenda for this Good Friday. For one, we talked about the logo that was painted onto Crop Stop 1 late … Continue reading

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CropStop Logo

CropStop was designed to empower a small community farms to bring more local foods  into our neighborhoods and schools! This exciting project of course needed a logo, something that tells a story about the product. Therefore, Nicole, John and I went to Johns Island to paint the logo on CropStop 1. We used the projector … Continue reading

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