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Project Summation

Project Summation

Design Process This project has been a serious process of designing, redesigning, constructing, and reconstructing. Our design process alone was a major process. As shown in the diagrams below, we intended to start with a mere frame, atop which would be placed the solar panels. Upon further research, we decided to give it a larger […]

Final Reflection… Thus Far

Final Reflection… Thus Far

This project has had many ups and downs. We have encountered many problems along the way, really pushing back our schedule. Between design indecision and availabilities to get the jobs done and material confusion, I think our biggest problem was time management. While I am disappointed our project is currently unfinished, it is in its […]

Updates 5/15

Updates 5/15

Emily met with Don today, and we have come to a few conclusions. We will move our wooden panels from the DCC basement to the IREAP lab where the rest of our project currently stands. This will allow us to grind down the screws that are protruding from the back of the wooden panels. In […]

Capstone Reflections

Capstone Reflections

As of currently, we did not take many pictures at the Capstone due to the incompleteness of the structure. However, we were asked many valuable questions and received some interesting external feedback. Memorable Mentions from Capstone “What are your future plans with this awning?” This will hopefully be enjoyed and greatly beneficial to the campus. […]

Home Depot is My New Home

Home Depot is My New Home

This week has been filled with Home Depot trips. Our first trip was to find proper wood to support the turtle shell decoration. We settled on 1/2 inch pressure treated plywood. This is the most durable for outdoor use. Unfortunately, the best types of wood, such as teak or cedar, are not available in any […]

Beginning the Construction- Materials

Beginning the Construction- Materials

We have begun to look at materials for our design. Our biggest issues are cost and accessibility. We want to be able to access materials that we understand how to use. As mentioned in an earlier post, we will be using recycled materials from old projects that are abandoned in storage in A.V. Williams and […]

Foods for Thought

Foods for Thought

Yesterday I had two different conversations that involved my Capstone, and it made me consider a few things. For the placement of the awning, it may make more sense to place the frame on the outsides of the bench instead of directly behind. Initially, Professor Ambrose suggested creating two joints that connect the vertical posts […]

Updates

Updates

We have received permission to work on this bench on campus from the Facilities Management. Bill Monan, our contact, was interested in our project and allowed us to work on and around the bench seeing its beneficial cause. Additionally, I have completed an Inventor design of the framework for the shell, including the metal frame […]

Meeting on 2/9: Updates

Meeting on 2/9: Updates

Today Emily and I had a meeting to update our positions in the project. We discovered we were granted a scholarship to help fund our Capstone project. While this is a huge benefit that we are very grateful for, we are still aiming to make the process the most cost efficient that we can. We […]

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