The arms finally erect with ease!

By adding a short tail on the upper arms and winching to it from around the base point, we were able to more elegantly erect the arms smoothly and together. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYY6mP4Zr_E&feature=youtube_gdata_player We are so grateful that these minor design changes are producing major results. In the above video, we used an 18v makita drill driver [...]

The Screen

This afternoon during the first part of studio Professor Huff met with our studio and gave us an informal critique voicing his concerns about our design.  His major concerns were the overall weight of the entire structure, the strength of the joint in the 4 legs of the structure, and the “shoulder” joint wanting to [...]

Big Boy Bed

As I sit down to write my weekly post, my son is spending his first night in what we have dubbed the "Big Boy Bed".  I have to remind myself to give Otto space at times like this so hopefully he'll become an independent, confident child and one day adult. In many ways, I have [...]

Two Thumbs Up for Project Two!

Studio V had round two this morning with the Charleston Design Review Committee.  However, instead of the comfort of having Professor Pastre present in front of the board - today was a student lead presentation.  So, a tip of the hat goes to two of our undergraduate students for doing a superb job in this [...]

GET MOTIVATED

Greetings and Salutations! It has been an interesting transition going from our first project to the project we are currently working on – interesting in the sense that it is a project geared towards a completely different method of completion. Please let me explain, The first project was meant to be built in Marion Square. [...]