The inspiration behind my idea was creating a vanity mirror on the go. I wasn't able to find a handheld mirror on my own, so I decided to copy a strainer. I vacuum formed the strainer to make a mold. The strainer had a wire handle, not a solid one so after it came out, I put a marker in the bottom and ran the heat gun around the marker to form the handle. I placed the LED lights towards the top of the mirror and secured it with tape, before pouring polymer into mold.…Continue
Added by Truc Nguyen on January 31, 2012 at 9:27pm — No Comments
A proximity-sensing silicone-cast toothbrush.
This starts beeping and lights up an LED if the bristles get too close to something.
First, I vacuum formed several…Continue
Added by Jessica Ji on January 27, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
For this weeks project we have to copy an everyday object in silicone and add a little twist to it (including a GoGoBoard with some sort of response system). Though it seems a little ambitions my hope is to create a wristband from silicone that looks like a yarn friendship bracelet and can hold a piece of ChapStick. Its that time of year again when winter takes over and lush lips rapidly becomes an afterthought. My goal is to make something this week that is both functional and engaging. I…Continue
Added by Shane Hegde on January 27, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
My original idea for this week's assignment of "an object with a twist" came from the Gogo magnetic sensors. If they can sense a magnetic field, I reasoned, then three of them can triangulate the position of a magnet in a plane. Then I can stick a magnet on the end of my modified object (pen, paintbrush, conjurer's wand), track the position of the magnet via a Gogo board, and display the path of the pen/brush on a computer screen!!! The user could paint on a table top and have her/his…Continue
Added by Stacey Svetlichnaya on January 27, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
For this week we were asked to copy something, with a bit of a twist. I think I took it a bit too literally after Prof. Blikstein suggested that we could get extra points for fooling people into thinking they were actually using the thing that we had copied. I thought the humble mouse would be a great candidate, because it's one of those things we take for granted and don't really think about, so tricking people would be easy (as I later confirmed!)…Continue
Added by Rio Akasaka on January 26, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments
In our second assignment, we were supposed to copy something and add some robotics element to it. My room mate likes candles a lot so I decided to replace one of her candles with a rubber and led candle and later on surprise her. This is the candle which I decided to copy.…Continue
Added by Aneeqa Ishaq on January 26, 2012 at 11:10pm — No Comments
I'm a simple guy, and I wanted a simple name tag. For the last few years, I've really liked a Japanese graphic artist named Takeshi Murakami. Here is an example of his work:
As you can see, Murakami loves eyeballs. So I decided to have an eyeball-themed…Continue
Added by Keegan Cooke on January 21, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
I don't feel particularly attached to "Stacey". Mainly because it is a convenient abbreviation of "Anastasia", which everyone insists (incorrectly) on pronouncing with a "z" instead of an "ss" at the end.
However, I'm pretty attached to nature. Ansel Adams takes spectacular black & white pictures of it:
Adding color to this image would make it…Continue
Added by Stacey Svetlichnaya on January 20, 2012 at 2:07pm — No Comments
My "Flying Giraffe" Art-Inspired Name Tag is Assignment 1 of Educ211X--Beyond Bits & Atoms at Stanford.
My favorite famous artist is M.C. Escher. His mind…Continue
Added by Jessica Ji on January 20, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
My name tag was inspired by Bauhaus art and the work of Moholy-Nagy. I like the and cleanness of simple geometric shapes and lines and basic color scheme. I sketched out some concepts for possible designs based on some examples I drew from after doing a Google search. I ended up embellishing on the second concept. The first one felt too busy and the last one seemed less bauhaus and more cubist.…Continue
Added by Truc Nguyen on January 20, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Step 1: Research
As I considered my options for choosing the artistic inspiration for this assignment, I realised that the tools and materials available to me so far would automatically favour pieces with discrete colours (as opposed to the "fuzzy" colours typical of most paintings, modern art notwithstanding). This, unfortunately, meant I could not refer to impressionism or any…
Added by Alicja Z on January 20, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments
For this assignment, our task was to design our name tag which should be inspired by an artist. I started by brainstorming about Pakistani artists and their paintings. I decided to use Ismail Gulgee as my inspiration. Ismail Gulgee is one of the finest Pakistani artists who is known all over the world for his abstract works inpired by Islamic calligraphy. His paintings are bright, colourful and full of intense feelings. Here are two of his works: …Continue
Added by Aneeqa Ishaq on January 19, 2012 at 10:48pm — No Comments
When I lived in Brazil I had always wanted to Brasilia to check out the fantastic architecture that Oscar Niemeyer had designed. Primarily this was because Brasilia seemed so planned - its layout to look like an airplane, located geographically central to the country, and with a variety of other aspects meticulously thought out. I never did get the chance, but I've used it as inspiration for my own assignment, where we were tasked with creating a name tag that uses some 3D elements, uses…Continue
Added by Rio Akasaka on January 18, 2012 at 10:58pm — No Comments