Getting ready for a trip to Greenville – CS2 setup.

     Today we were taking apart the Crop Stop 2 structure, the existing structure built a few weeks ago with collaboration of the solar decathlon team. In order to transport this kitchen to its actual site in Greenville, we had to carefully dissemble the parts. Before taking it down, we discussed the best way … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

We Made It!

Yesterday evening around 5:45, we arrived to Clemson for our weekend of helping build the Solar D project. At 6:00 everyone met at Rick’s Pizza Pub in Pendleton. At dinner, we got to meet with the rest of the Indigo Pine team. We also went over the initial itinerary for tomorrow and the rest of … Continue reading

The Grand Reveal

On Friday we finally got to reveal our completed Crop Stop 1 to the local farmers. Early on Friday morning we made the finishing touches on Crop Stop 1 in preparation of the farmers arrival. We cleaned the work area up- we picked our tools up, cleaned the inside of the Crop Stop 1, overall we … Continue reading

Redlined

The definition of redlining when it comes to a document is ” a process by which changes are identified between two versions of the same document for the purposes of document editing and review”.  There is another definition about redlining an automobile, and that is when a person drives at or above the cars maximum rpm.  Both of … Continue reading

Bug Spray And Weeds

This weekend, Studio V began its first construction mock and building assembly to figure out design details and construction methods. We needed to test out all the kinks in the design and practice putting materials together in order to improve efficiency before we go to Greenville and build our final structure. For our mock assembly, … Continue reading

Charrette-ing

We stand at a group at a crucial point in the design process, as we cannot loose steam under a strict project timeline.  The team is now working together to focus on combining strong concepts from the previous partner design proposals presented last week. The group has taken the task of narrowing down a design direction … Continue reading