Reframing the Picture

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 [...]

Our weekend at Clemson

After a six hour ride we finally made it to Clemson! Friday morning we woke got started early and finished the day strong. We managed to unload the kitchen in Greenville at Mill Village Farms, make it back to Clemson to deconstruct the utility shed, and even deliver the majority of pieces of the utility [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Review Time!

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 [...]

Wrapping Up The Weekend!

What a weekend!! Though a tiring weekend, it was so much fun meeting the Solar D team and starting the mock-up construction of Cropstop 2 with the sim[ply] construction method. During the construction we took notes on improvements that can be made for the future Cropstops. The Solar D team also took notes on how [...]