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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 […]

Finalized Model

Turtle Shell Awning

Click image for an enlarged view. Top, left, front, and perspective views are all pictured here to give a better visual of our Solar Awning.  

Finalized Design- Starting Constructi...

Finalized Design- Starting Construction

This week marks our first week of planning out our construction process. It has been a long month of finalizing design, figuring out materials, attempting to stay within our budget and still fitting our time frame. Some changes have been made, and slowly, work is getting done! We have decided to re-position our vertical posts. […]

Turtle Shell Decoration

Turtle Shell Decoration

Above is the diagrammed decorative backing for the panels. This will contribute to the artistic features incorporated within this design.    

Diagram of Orthographic Views

Diagram of Orthographic Views

  Above is an image of the multiple views of the Bench Awning we have designed. This omits the turtle shell decoration that covers the back of the panels.

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 […]

Updated Project Proposal

Updated Project Proposal

Developing Sustainable Power Stations in Public Spaces within the University     Emma Weber and Emily Lathrop emmsoph09@gmail.com and lathrop.em@gmail.com   ABSTRACT As the culmination of our time in Design Cultures and Creativity we plan on designing and implementing a solar awning that will attach to benches around the University of Maryland. This solar awning […]

Abstract Retrospective

Abstract Retrospective

New Abstract: As the culmination of our time in Design Cultures and Creativity we plan on designing and implementing a solar awning that will attach to benches around the University of Maryland. This solar awning will be connected to a battery bank through a charge controller and an inverter, which can then be used to […]

Preliminary Sketches

Preliminary Sketches

These are the few sketches I drew to grasp an idea of what the basic structure would look like. In sequential order, my ideas developed over time as I spoke with students in class as well as Bryan Quinn.   At this point, I understand some basic materials I may use, such as kindorf. I […]

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