Reinventing the wheel

Normally “reinventing the wheel” has a negative connotation with it, but we have been designing a better use of a caster wheel on a desk. Normally a caster wheel tends to have a swivel effect when locked on a desk. We didn’t want who ever is using the desk that we have been designing to … Continue reading

Weekend Welding

This weekend was the first of what I expect to be many long ones.  We met up at 8 o’clock in the morning to learn how to cut, grind, and weld the metal that we’ll be working with.  This is important for things such as the caster system for the desk and bar and the … Continue reading

It is all in the details

This week at the Studio V studio, we have been polishing our designs in order to better fit the needs of REDUX, the idea is to propose an element on the up fit in great detail in order for them to have a better idea of what they will be receiving, this week the focus … Continue reading

Narrowing The Design

After our meeting with Redux this past Friday we were able to use their feedback to guide our design processes over the weekend. This enabled us to come to studio today prepared and ready to move forward in our designs. We used today mainly as a workday for everyone to dive deeper into their designs … Continue reading

Braking Down the Design

This week at the CAC.C studio V has been designing and preparing for a review we are going to have with Redux (our client), the intended purpose of this review is to show them the basic idea of the design we are going trying pursue. So we have partitioned the work load and  every student … Continue reading

Design Charrette and Weighing Potential Projects

The past two weeks of the project have involved meeting with our client, researching potentially what we can do for them over the course of the semester, and presenting our preliminary findings from the past week. For the next week, we are to produce initial plans for what it is we could potentially do moving … Continue reading

Light at the End of the Tunnel

After working all weekend, we have made a lot of headway on the Vat Shack. Rafters are now up in place and are getting screwed in. The wood paneling for the siding has been cut. We have been making a lot of progress by spending 12 hours a day working! The walls have also been … Continue reading

Each Passing Day

With each passing day we continue to gain momentum on the Vat Shack. There is welding that keeps going on, and angle grinding that is still happening everyday.Every day we have at least one part of the Shack that gets finished and put on the trailer. Little by little the Vat Shack progressively is getting … Continue reading

Rolling with the Punches

As we move along through this process of building the Indigo Vat Shack we are starting to realize just how far we have come since the beginning stages of designing three months ago. Suddenly, this structure we have been designing is starting to take shape and we are a little over two weeks from the … Continue reading

Just Your Average Trailer Breakdown

As mentioned in the last post because of the rain we were unable to work on the metal framing of the trailer, however, today was extremely productive. We cut through the sides of the trailer with the portable bandsaw, as you can see in the featured image when clicking on the blog. Also, being done … Continue reading