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August 27, 2012

DPD Adjustable Laptop Stand

During the Discover Product Design Freshman Pre-orientation Program I did, our groups were tasked with creating a product to make our dorm rooms better.  My group came up with an adjustable laptop stand that raises your laptop so that the screen is in a better position relative to your head, the keyboard is at a more comfortable angle for typing, and the laptop's underneath is unobstructed, for better airflow.

The assembly we designed was cut out of acrylic on a laser cutter, and glued together wit acrylic cement.

August 19, 2012

Blacksmithing: Year 3

For the third year running, I spent a week in the blacksmithing shop at the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina.  Following the trend I set during my last two visits, I continued working on cool but useless mechanical things.  This time around, I made gears.