Final Project Ideas

I’ve gone in circles.  Over and over again.  Lamenting my inability to choose.  Lying in bed late at night consumed with flickers of thoughts that my sleep deprived mind latches onto, only to be disenchanted by those very ideas the next morning.  It’s been weird.  Trying to latch onto a problem, I’ve gone…

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Design Thinking

To be honest, I seriously struggle with Design Thinking.  My background was in logical thinking.  Drilled over and over through probably thousands of hours math in my Physics curriculum, creative thinking was not encouraged.  In fact, typically the best thing to do was to understand precisely how the instructor would…

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Homework Helper

One line pitch: Homework Helper is an on demand marketplace where students seeking immediate homework help can find qualified and experienced tutors to guide them through individual homework problems. There a tons of message boards for homework help. Many students get private tutors (if their parents can afford it). But…

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Digital Cut Up

To me, all pop music sounds kind of the same.  Simple lyrics, usually about love or sex or partying or something, are a staple of what amounts to songs that are supposed to be incredibly identifiable, not challenging, and usually just plain fun.  Me, being the grinch that I am,…

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Secret Tenon Finger Joint

Wanting to make functional, but attractive pieces that I could use in my own home, I though what better a joint than a corner joint that looks seamless, but is incredibly strong. Then I found the secret tenon finger joint, which looks like this: It has the obvious CNC design,…

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What’s in my food? pt 1

The idea for this app is simple.  You take a photo of a list of ingredients, say, on a box of packaged food.  You get back that list as buttons, where clicking on each item will pull up information about that ingredient. Because I wasn’t sure about the technical  accuracy…

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CNC

This was not as much of a success as I was hoping.  Turns out making things fit nicely is hard. The concept was simple – a custom pot rack for my apartment reminescent of something like this, but in wood. So I sketched out a simple form My initial plan…

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Week 3 Reading Reactions

I really enjoyed this piece – Systems thinking and Genetically Modified food.  And by enjoy I mean it resonated with me.  It echo’s a lot of what I feel about our food system in general; people seem to occupy either one side or the other.  There’s no real middle ground in…

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