[wee 6] Final 3D printing (Model and print a multi-part object)

For the final assignment, I made a lemon squeezer. There were lots of different types of squeezer designed on the internet and I decided to make container shaped one.

 

  1. sketch

It consists of two big parts which are bottle and the cap. They should be fit to closed and does not need to be a huge size. On the top cap, there should be sharp corn shaped to squeeze a lemon and holes to flow it to the bottom container. I felt it the corn is too smooth without any angle, it could not make much juice. But if it has too many sharpe edges, it might be not safe for using. So it needed some balance in its shape.

  1. Rhino 3D

Process: making bottle -> making plane part of the cap -> making star-shaped part -> making holes

It was a kind of confusing that it was not a solid even though it looked like a totally solid. Because that confusing, sometimes the functions did not work. And I forgot to put mesh before the export, and there was some problem about my mesh. I got helped from Chester that Meshlap could be fixed the mesh problem.

 

 

3. Printing & polishing

I could not believed that it took nine hours to print out!!!  I was worried that the printer did not worked well, but it was good even it took much time. There was a little problem that a nozzle should be charged in the middle of the printing and it was just a little bit dangerous moment. But it did well.

 

Finally, my squeezer has been made!

I cut out the remainders after taking off the supporter part. But there are little fuzzy hairs on the surface, I was sanding to make it smoother.

 

 

[week 5] final project (new version)

I switched my final project of 3D printing with a design only 3D printer could make. One of the biggest advantages of 3D printing would be creating organic shapes. For the new sketch, I wanted to use this a lot and also wanted to make what I love and something fun.

So, my final 3D design would he Meatloafing Cat. In Korea, we call this specific position as baking a loaf. There is also a special term called this position of a cat in Japan as well. I wanted to add a real load covering a cat as a cover. When people open the cover, a loaf, they could see a meatloafing cat inside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<sketch>

For this week, I practiced Rhino and 3D printing not to fail the final printing.

So far, it looked OK even the inside part looked a little bit unstable. But it finally messed up. There was no stable supporter to hole the inside part, it was kind of floating in the air. So I had to stop the printing.

It was a printing mistake, but I learned what I have to be careful to make a model and especially learned how to adjust a board on a printer accurately. Even before the printing there was several fails about printing. The nozzle was running idle every time, and I realized it was because of the distance to the board was far.  After adjusting it to a millimeter distance, the printer made a good first layer.

Final Project Pitch II (consolation app)

1. Task:  Discomfort Matrix Duo

Choose a partner and discuss areas of intervention on your personal discomfort matrices you would each be willing to allow your partner to address for their project. Use the types of discomfort and desired outcomes as your design briefs. In continuous consultation with your partner, you will each design an experience or device for the other person that attempts to address their area of concern.

2. Partner: Nitish

(discomfort matrix of Nitish)

3. Final project idea: consolation app using his discomfort 

  • Target user: Nitish who feels discomfort to console people
  • The object of the app: Learning how to console by animated episodes

4. How it works

– step1: choose a subject (ex. breaking up, test, promotion, moving…)

– step2: Experience consolation episodes with animations

– step3: User could send quotes to the actual person

<references of the main experience>

I wanted to use discomfort situations as a tool for learning or training as well.

5. sketch  

 

[week4] final idea

I would like to make party glasses. I have two friends celebrating our birthday every year together. We bought a hat or glasses for celebration every year for each person because those were made of paper which was hard to store for a long time. And people tend to think it is too cheap to keep it carefully. But spending about 4 dollars for just a one-time usage made me a sort of wasting money whenever I had to buy a new one. Even most party glasses are designed for one situation, I wanted to make glasses for multiple party situations.

 

 

I want to make decoration part with hardboard paper a laser printer making people easily make a new thing and replace it depends on situations. I also wanted to make one more hole to put a transparent color paper like a lense.

And I tried to print a ring again. It looked better than the last time. I did it with the same setting, but only rotated the ring when I printed down. I realized because I did it in a bad position to print especially a small thing, it did not work well.

 

Final Project Pitch (Option 1. Discomfort Matrix Duo)

1. Task:  Discomfort Matrix Duo

Choose a partner and discuss areas of intervention on your personal discomfort matrices you would each be willing to allow your partner to address for their project. Use the types of discomfort and desired outcomes as your design briefs. In continuous consultation with your partner, you will each design an experience or device for the other person that attempts to address their area of concern.

2. Partner: Nitish

3. Matrix about his discomfort 

4.  Choose a discomfort 

He said he was not good at consoling and did not know what to say in a situation when he listened to someone’s story.  I decided to make an app for his discomfort with “Consoling”.

5. A concept: A mobile app archiving words of consolation 

6. How it works

– step1: choose a subject (ex. breaking up, test, promotion, moving…)

– step2: check a list of consolation examples

-step3: similar examples showed up depends on what I used

  • other functions: cheering up coupons (based on my location, coupons for entertainments are sent. )
  • learning video: connected to Youtube videos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Simple navigation

 

[week 4] interview

This week, I interviewed Shelly who took care of stray cats living on her street since 2012.  After talking with Alon and Francesca after the last class, I fixed my society as Stray cats in New York and started from the beginning. So far, I did not focus on people too much and just focused on cats. However, based on his advice I focused on collecting story from people.

The interview took about 30 minutes. She was pretty busy, so I had only 30 minutes to take her time. It was not enough time to hear all of her stories and stray cats, so I might meet her one more time to hear a more detailed story.  I was so surprised that she fed cats since 2012. She put cat food for them every morning when she leaves to work. She used to have her own cat, but after she died she is still not ready to have another cat. Instead of it, she takes care of stray cats like her pet.

During the interview, the cat was sitting next to her. Even she lived on a street, I totally felt the emotional connection between her and the cat.

 

 

[week 3] assignment – drawing people

I switched my community from Bedstuy to stray cats community. It was hard to capture cats because they kept moving. So I took pictures whenever I saw them. Then I drew them at home.

Drawing cats itself was difficult. But it was much harder to deliver stray cats in context because this project is not drawing a portrait of cats but drawing cats in streets.