My final model. I used a combination of wax cord, nylon, and cotton thread to hang the pieces of my scales. I chose to recreate an old celling panel to hang the pieces from as it adds to the feel of scales and the crude design of them. I also chose to hang my exploded view of the scales as they are wall mounted scales and I wanted to keep within the theme of that. 


Final exploded model. Put together using a mixture of wax cord, nylon and cotton thread. I used a white board with holes cut into it to recreate an old celling panel. This helps tie the whole thing together giving it a crude 60’s look. I chose to do my exploded view by hanging as the scales where wall mounted scales and I wanted to keep this feel about my model.

An idea of how I want to present my model will be similar to Diller and Scofidio’s presentation of their design of the “Slow House”. Each frame slides out to show a cross section of the house, in my project I want to use the same principal but instead to give the impression you are pulling a photo out of an album because it will be exploded views of a family camera. 

Project 3 - Designing a 3-D printer

3-D printing is becoming extremely common in today’s society due to advances in technology and knowledge. With this in mind there are now a number of different ways to 3-D print detailed models. I have researched different ways of 3-D printing and found videos that detail how these certain 3-D printers work. The types of printer that I researched included 3-D printing as an inexact moniker, Fused Deposition modeling, Laminated Object Manufacturing, Stereolithography, Selective laser Sintering and also Electron Beam Melting. These ways of printing all involve different ways of creating 3-D models through different methods. Inexact moniker printing is similar to 2-D printing where ink powder is used and layered to create froms. This is the best way to 3-D print in different colours. Fused deposition modeling is an area that us as students are quite familiar with. It is one of the cheapest methods of printing. It used heat affected plastics following coordinates to print models. Usually created from an STL. file.  Laminated object manufacturing involves paper being cut by a laser into shapes and laminated together to form models. Stereolithography produces models by tracing a beam of  UV light over a pool of photosensitive liquid. This would be an expensive and thoroughly complicated ordeal. Selective laser sintering is a similar process to Stereolithography only it uses laser beams to trace the models rather than UV light. All these different printers would be an effective an interesting method of building models but I now have to decide which is the most feasible to be built over 7 weeks by a group of students. I think the printers I will most likely base my designs on would be Laminated Object Manufacturing and Fused Deposition Modeling. 


The Model:

My aim for the presentation of my model was to show the interior mechanism that drives the fishing reel and also explore the finer details of the spinning reel itself. I wanted my work to look as if it was actually floating/sinking under the water like a fishing rod had been dropped into the sea. I have assembled the model in two pieces as I wanted to show the relationship between the mechanism in the handle and the actual spinning reel. I found it very interesting how the two different parts have very different jobs. One piece does the hard work to produce an elegantly spinning and bobbing product. I have used fishing hooks to hold the exploded reel. This is to resemble the work the mechanism does to keep the other pieces working and keep to the theme of the product.