1 project, 2 project, 3 project, 4…

What to say about a well-rounded group of designs presented this past Friday. The goal of the progress review was to provide the Charleston Parks Conservancy with four interesting proposals where each targeted a different but equally important issue or opportunity. Our first group which was comprised of Katie, Tyler, and Lynn were tasked with … Continue reading

Floor Track System for Moving Walls

We have dedicated a lot of time to figuring how how we could guide these walls along the floor successfully.  We thought about different materials like plastic, metal and wood.  We had ideas about flanged wheels that could ride in a groove of some sort.  There was also the idea that we could cut a … 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

Fine and Small Homes

After finding out that there is a company that specializes in CNC cut houses in our backyard, Professor Pastre has set up a tour of the facilities along with an option to get some last minute pieces cut for our mock-up review on Monday.  From the beginning the students and professors have been working to … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Design Phase

Today marks the first day of the design phase of Crop Stop 2!  However, just because we are now working on Crop Stop 2 doesn’t mean Crop Stop 1 is forgotten about.  Professor Pastre reminded us that in any design or construction job, it is typical to work on more than one project at a … Continue reading

How do you envision 100 feet?

When you think of the height or length of something, how do you visualize it in your mind? A couple football fields, the Eiffel tower… When I think of a longer distance, a blue whale, roughly 100 feet long, pops into my head. In the 2nd grade, I distinctly remember visiting the Cincinnati Museum Center’s … Continue reading