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Flat Pack Furniture Range

December 8, 2017

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travisbrewsterdesign Flat pack furniture range. I made full scale cardboard models, laser cut miniatures, 3d sketched in solidworks CAD, before lastly having the seat cut with a CNC router in 17mm ply. A light sand and it fit like a glove. A lot of work but was worth it to have a final piece that was functional. I would like to make the shelving unit over the summer.

dynamic living range travis

Business card design

November 2, 2017

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business card 04

My experience with Keyshots 7 the design rendering program.

November 1, 2017

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Today I have signed up to download a 14 day free trial of key shots. I was referred to keyshots after rendering my designs in solidwork. Keyshots is a rendering program that is great for rendering product designs.

I will update my results as I go and experiment with this new program.

it took a few goes to download, I think that having other processes and programs open wa effecting its downloading, so I closed them all and clicked download. It took around 1 hour for the whole program to download.

I was unable to open keyshots 7 I read a few forums but was unable to solve the problem. I have also downloaded an older version of keyshots, keyshots 6 and that had trouble opening also.

Raw craft: good inspiration

October 31, 2017

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I was linked to this web series last week and would like to share it with you.

Project: Phone and App design

October 31, 2017

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Today I have spend all of today refining a project that I had submitted last night. using photoshop and illustrator design programs. below are pdf’s that can be opened up and viewed.

malaysia phone app submission

malaysia phone bamboo submission

RATIONALE

This projects was a collaboration between Swinburne University in Melbourne and UMK in Malaysia. The brief was to create a gift for dignitaries that is focused on either Australia or Malaysia. Aspect that were to be included, the product and packaging must contain bamboo and rattan and have a sustainable life.

The phone concept is based on a product that will be a high end unisex gift that will be gifted at the 2018 commonwealth games and have a useful life in Australia or Malaysia as it is compatible with both countries sim cards. The phone will be made from recycled and sustainable materials, the packaging will be made from mushroom which is easily biodegradable. The app is developed to keep track of events and metal tally during the game. This gift is unisex, will have a useful life as a phone after the games, the phone will be compatible with both Australian and Malaysian sim card.

Aspects of the design that were taken into consideration:

  • To be related to the 2018 gold coast commonwealth game where it will be presented to a dignitary
  • To have a useful life after the games
  • To be unisex so it can be presented for both male and female dignitaries
  • Can be used in Australia and Malaysia
  • Made from Biodegradable and recycled materials, including bamboo and rattan

The phone:

Mushroom battery instead of the current graphite that is used in lithium ion batteries and need harmful chemicals to use. Whereas, the mushroom as it ages and becomes more porus it will increase the battery life. (sciencealert.com)

The packaging:

Mushroom box with a rattan band holding it together and a bamboo card, and recycled leaflet detailing the elements of how it was made. (inhabitat.com). Mushroom packaging that is less harmful on the environment.

Tuesday’s Project: Phone and App design

October 31, 2017

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Today I have spend all of today refining a project that I had submitted last night. using photoshop and illustrator design programs. below are pdf’s that can be opened up and viewed.

malaysia phone app submission

malaysia phone bamboo submission

RATIONALE

This projects was a collaboration between Swinburne University in Melbourne and UMK in Malaysia. The brief was to create a gift for dignitaries that is focused on either Australia or Malaysia. Aspect that were to be included, the product and packaging must contain bamboo and rattan and have a sustainable life.

The phone concept is based on a product that will be a high end unisex gift that will be gifted at the 2018 commonwealth games and have a useful life in Australia or Malaysia as it is compatible with both countries sim cards. The phone will be made from recycled and sustainable materials, the packaging will be made from mushroom which is easily biodegradable. The app is developed to keep track of events and metal tally during the game. This gift is unisex, will have a useful life as a phone after the games, the phone will be compatible with both Australian and Malaysian sim card.

Aspects of the design that were taken into consideration:

  • To be related to the 2018 gold coast commonwealth game where it will be presented to a dignitary
  • To have a useful life after the games
  • To be unisex so it can be presented for both male and female dignitaries
  • Can be used in Australia and Malaysia
  • Made from Biodegradable and recycled materials, including bamboo and rattan

The phone:

Mushroom battery instead of the current graphite that is used in lithium ion batteries and need harmful chemicals to use. Whereas, the mushroom as it ages and becomes more porus it will increase the battery life. (sciencealert.com)

The packaging:

Mushroom box with a rattan band holding it together and a bamboo card, and recycled leaflet detailing the elements of how it was made. (inhabitat.com). Mushroom packaging that is less harmful on the environment.

Sustainably sourced dignitary gift project

October 30, 2017

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maylaysia phone concept jpegFor the past few weeks I have been working on a collaborative concept project partnered with a university in Malaysia. The brief was to design a sustainable gift to give to dignitaries and an event, the gift must have elements of bamboo and rattan as these are elements common in Malaysia.

My partner – Muhamad suggested that we focus on the 2018 Commonwealth games in Queensland next year. and from that I have been working on product design ideas while Muhamad will work on the packaging.

Concept proposal: Gift ideas to give to dignitaries at the Commonwealth games in Queensland next year. Looking at what materials and colours could be used in the design, we already have to include both bamboo and rattan, though we can also include gold, silver and bronze to keep it inline with the Commonwealth games. Designing a phone with Rattan back cover and an app that lists events that are running, metal tally. 

 

Today I worked on projects

October 27, 2017

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Today I worked on two projects the solidowrks vacuum cleaner and also pot plant stand flat pack. Each solidworks session usually takes about 2 hours and and working on the flat pack has taken 3 hours. So all up I have worked 5 hours on projects.

Tomorrow morning in the workshop at university I will be able to cut out the design that I have drawn up and measured 1 to 1. I hope that it works out. I would like to finish this design tomorrow.

test 2

Project

Finding the best layout for me

October 26, 2017

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I like to write and blog and think that is where most of my style is though I want to have a clean overview display of all of my works in images on the home/about screen.

Any ideas fellow bloggers?

Pot plant stand

Project

I am working on a flat pack set to be cut in the CNC machine in a few weeks. The set is for a ‘Reading nook’ consisting of a chair, a pot plant stand and a side table. Below is the Pot plant stand drawn in Solidoworks.

 

 

Wednesday study session

Project

Objective: attempt 08 at the vacuum sketch

Today I am focusing on drawing the basic shapes for the vacuum cleaner. Getting myself familiar with the tools and functions in the soildworks program. It has started of to a slow start. Though I found this time around it was much easier building the part. Each time I attempt this project I have gained insight from my previous attempts and I am able to complete the drawing faster.

setting a black slate to focus

October 18, 2017

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I have been falling behind with projects lately, due to social commitments, lack of cash and other things. So I set aside some money and cancelled all my plans to focus on projects and what I could to. I realized that I was not giving enough time to projects. And having a designated budget to get projects made and photographed took of some of the pressure

Making Flat pack furniture

Project

For a flat pack furniture project I created this out of 1300x500mm of cardboard from a sketches building a 1 to 1 scale model. Then in adobe illustrator drew up a file for laser cutting 5mm ply wood.

I am happy with the result though I would like to make a few improvements and adjustments.

Projects I am looking forward to

October 15, 2017

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I have purchased some new supplies and will make some more bags and also a few fake plants to put around my room at home.

Other Projects I have worked on this weekend

October 15, 2017

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On Saturday I went to a goth picnic in Melbourne, it was sunny and there we many amazing outfits. I did my best to bend in, black fingernails, red vest, black shirt with crosses on it and black pants.

In the evening I was going to a Sci Fi party so I put in the effort to make a few things, I made a ray gun out of items around the house:snow pegs, paint roller, sliver reflective strips and led light wire.

I took photos so I will upload them shortly.

Sunday night study

October 15, 2017

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I have gone back to uni to finish this project, of logos and a business card. I will give it one more hour to put together the document and then I will head home. It has been a busy few weeks. But I am feeling more relaxed about it all.

I have made up letterheads, business cards, and have filled out the required document. That is the best I can do today.

Sunday Study Sessions

October 15, 2017

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Today I have come into uni to attempt to get another assignment done. This is a logo and promotional branding assignment.

Which will involve:

  • ¬†concept development
  • documentation
  • research
  • digital designs

I am hoping that I can get this all finished and submitted by the end of the day.

My ICY POLE Furniture Piece.

October 13, 2017

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I was sick on opening night but glad to see that the photographer was lovely enough to take a great snap of my work in the exhibition space.

More useful than Dropbox?

October 13, 2017

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I was sent photos today through we transfer dot com. On there home page it says that you can send up to 20GB and give that link to an email address to then download from the site.

https://wetransfer.com/