whatchu know about that…i know all about that.

May 1, 2009, 1:26 pm
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welp, its over. review was on wednesday and as always it could have gone better.  it was neat to be able to walk around everyones stuff and really see what was going on with it and what they were talking about.  the reviewers didnt totally seem to know the whole project brief so some of the stuff they said directly contradicted things that david had told us.  thats always a little frustrating but interesting to hear everyones perspective.

the epic event was great.  a lot of people showed up and it seemed like everyone was having a good time.  a lot of my friends came so that was really nice and i got to show them this stuff that ive been talking about for so long.  it is always so hard to explain to people so showing them was really…epic.  i also got to explain our project to not just my friends but other parents and professionals that showed up.  it was neat.  my mom came too, im really glad.  it meant a lot to have her see what i have been doing.


what is solidworks?
April 28, 2009, 1:26 pm
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this is just a real quick update on what ive been working on.  after building the full scale model all last week, we are moving on to solid works (pictured below since most people probably dont even know what solidworks means) and the beginnings of our presentation!


check us out
April 28, 2009, 1:23 pm
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April 25, 2009, 5:37 pm
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sorry this is a day later than it probably should have been written.  my schedule has been a little messed up recently, 9 hours of sleep with 3 nights combined is just not enough to function correctly.  we were in the shop all thursday night and by 8 that morning, we are done enough with our model to do the skit.  there is not a working water fall, but thats ok, its a cool detail but its really not necessary to have it working for now.  im really proud of how much work we got done this past week.  it took a lot of time and it caused a lot of stress and some tears, but i am proud of what we have ended up with.  i would never have guessed that i could have made something like that.  i dont have any pictures b/c they are on chris’s camera, but there are a bunch on our tumblr  –  espresso-te.tumblr.com

8…nope 9…
April 23, 2009, 7:48 am
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so this is in place of yesterdays post…didnt get home from the shop until 4 something a.m. and now im awake again about to go work on my portfolio for professional practice.  thats due at 1:30, still about 8 more major things on our barista to-do list, but multiple other commitments to attend to in the next 2 days.  are we going to finish by friday?  im honestly not sure, i hope so.

we got all the counter tops except the curved one on last night and veneer strips along the front to show the thickness of the tops.  build one wall (just bare bones right now, no sheet material on it).

i guess i could write the to-do list here, maybe that would help with making sure it gets done,

cover front of counter

finish curved top

build ‘through-shelves’

build rotating shelves

install/figure out river and waterfall

build plant box

finish walls

build lazy susan

make boxes the size of the machines

ok maybe there are 9 things to do…

bad a
April 20, 2009, 11:49 pm
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Remington Power Fastener…bad ass.

this thing shoots 3 inch nails through a 2×4 into concrete with a noise that sounds like a gunshot.  awesome.

chop saw, nail gun, drill, power fastener, climbing metal rails to make shelves, home depot runs.  what a day.  the frame of the barista station is started and on its way.  

still not sure how to make the rotating shelves but that will happen im sure.  i guess we will get there when we get there.

nothing much new…
April 17, 2009, 9:45 pm
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right now we are pretty much just working on the final concept and the illustrator views to build our full scale model.  its a little tedious trying to figure out just how big we want each part to be, but i know that it will really help us out in the end.  we start building monday morning and then hopefully it will go relatively smoothly and quickly because the next 2 weeks are going to be crazy.  finishing school and packing for chile is a whole lot of work.

oh well.  still not done so gotta keep working…