Setting Records

Studio V had a very successful weekend in Greenville and Clemson, and got a lot of work accomplished. Friday morning we unloaded the half of the crop stop that we have had in Charleston in Greenville in a total of 45 minutes! With that record timing we took off for Clemson to deconstruct the other [...]

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 [...]

The End is Near

This coming month is the last month of school, which means the last month of studio. So today during class we made a calendar of what all we have left to do for Studio V. We included the final dates for our classes and when our mock up review will be. After we made our [...]

Crop Stop 2

Friday before spring break we analyzed our digital model for crop stop 2 and looked for missing pieces on site. We created an inventory that contains pieces we already have at the shop, and made a note of the new pieces needed. During spring break we have received some redlines and feedback from the engineer, so [...]

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 [...]

Team Work!

As you know, we have been hard at work on our construction document set for Crop Stop 2 that will hopefully be sent to the engineer by tomorrow.  Through this trial and error process, we have definitely learned a tremendous amount.  Everyone in Studio V this semester is in undergrad, and none of us have [...]

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 [...]

All Hands On Deck.

While the last week of classes continue and Studio V’s semester review is this Friday, April 25th, the Crop Stop is quickly coming together. Currently we have finished applying the metal exterior siding to the two end wall, half of the metal roofing is also up, and the north wall is being started. As a [...]