After an intense hands-on studio session on Monday our group is currently brainstorming ideas to rethink how we use bike frames in our design. Our goal of keeping the Bike as the center of our design focus has not changed, but we plan on using the movement of the bike wheel as our new focus [...]
Setting the foundation-Proceed at your own risk!
This weekend my studio v friends along with our professor tore down the old reading structure that once stood in the same relative location as our new structure sits. Today we started setting the post in the ground and making sure everything will line up exactly like we need in order to get our beams [...]
As the semester is coming to an end and we all head back home for the summer, a few of us got some great news. We have the opportunity to continue working on Crop Stop 2 in Greenville! So we're taking a week or two off as a break and its back to work. The [...]
Crop Stop in the News!
There couldn't have been better timing. Right as the semester is winding down and finals are taking place, we are reminded of all of our hard work over this semester, and it couldn't have happened on a more perfect day. Yesterday was Studio V's final presentation of the work that we have done throughout the [...]
The Final Documentation
As the final week starts to wind down, we are wrapping up our final documentation for Studio V. For our final documentation we composed all of our work into a booklet that is made up of 130 pages. Basically, the booklet is a entire summary of what all we did this entire semester. So, in [...]
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 [...]
After multiple preliminary red lines from our professors and others around the project, we have finally got our construction documents to level that we need to send them to the engineer. Now that they have been sent off, we will wait on the engineer to approve or deny the proposal and make the necessary changes [...]
SketchUp: Its Like a Puzzel
As the deadline for our construction documents quickly approaches for today we had to quickly make another 3D SketchUp model for the CropStop. But first let me say this- SketchUp works like a 3D puzzle. Sounds simple. Well it's not. Our most recent experience with SketchUp was kind of like when you're almost done with a [...]
After our review Monday, we got a lot of positive feedback and also found plenty of things we need to put more work into. We've narrowed our materials down for the exterior, interior, and roof. We seem to be leaning in the direction of T1-11 plywood siding for the exterior, and PBR for the roof. [...]
This past Monday was our first major review in studio V. I think it went very well, we had great feedback on pretty much all of the components in the review of Cropstop 2.0. My specific part was the initial electrical and plumbing layouts. The reason I chose these areas is because I have a [...]