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torazo

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  1. Hello, I posted this on the General Discussion section but I had a feeling it was the wrong section (I don't mean to troll). I am an Industrial Design student going into my final semester of the program. For my thesis project I decided to undertake the task of designing a form of ground transportation (I don't want to lable it as a 'car' just yet) that is suited for personal use. The Mantra or driving force behind my project is "nature choses the path of least resistance", and I want to utilize this idea into designing a one-man vehicle that is not only individualized to its user and surrounding environment, but a product that is a direct result of natures philosophy of doing things the most efficient way. I have done extensive research on symbiosis and phorecy to understand how living creatures utilize each other for transportation, and how they use nature's "master plan" of efficiency to go from point A to point B. However, in order to make this project convincing I need to do further research in biomechanics, growth, and morphology so I understand how everything will work in the end. I have decided togo in the direction of Segway vehicles (for short distances), and am thinking to utilize solar power into the design, because I feel it fits in to the Nature better. The reason why I want to do a project like this is because like many other people in there adolescent days, I spent hours and hours drawing cars and dreaming that I can design cars when I "grow-up". However at this point in my life I am unsure if I want to go into the auto industry and I simply need to get this childhood obsession out of my system. Because I am pretty much clueless on the developing/design process in the transportation design field, I was wondering if anyone with experience in this field, on this forum, can be an advisor for me (or recommend me to a potential advisor) throughout the school semester and go over my progress as I work towards the final product. I will truly appreciate it. Thank you!
  2. Hello I am not sure if this is the correct place to post this but I am an Industrial Design student at NJIT, going into my final semester of the program. For my thesis project I decided to undertake the task of designing a form of ground transportation (I don't want to lable it as a 'car' just yet) that is suited for personal use. The "Mantra" or driving force behind my project is "nature choses the path of least resistance", and I want to utilize this idea into designing a one-man vehicle that is not only individualized to its user and surrounding environment, but a product that is a direct result of natures philosophy of doing things the most efficient way. I have done extensive research on symbiosis and phorecy to understand how living creatures utilize each other for transportation, and how they use nature's "master plan" of efficiency to go from point A to point B. However, in order to make this project convincing I need to do further research in biomechanics, growth, and morphology so I understand how everything will work in the end. The reason why I want to do a project like this is because like many other people in there adolescent days, I spent hours and hours drawing cars and dreaming that I can design cars when I "grow-up". However at this point in my life I am unsure if I want to go into the auto industry and I simply need to get this childhood obsession out of my system. Because I am pretty much clueless on the developing/design process in the transportation design field, I was wondering if anyone with experience in this field, on this forum, can be an advisor for me (or reccomend me to a potential advisor) throughout the school semester and go over my progress as I work towards the final product. I will truly appreciate it. Thank you!
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    Outdoor Tree Chair

    Thank you for the feedback. @streamliner I want the user to decide how high he/she wants the base of the chair to be. Whether the user wants his/her feet to be firm on the ground or be hanging is completely up to them. The chair, as of right now, does swing but I'm not sure if I want my finished chair to swing. I will research more into the modular steel tube system because that sounds really cool.
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    Outdoor Tree Chair

    Hello, I am an Industrial Design student at NJIT, and I am currently working on an outdoor chair, that people can hang on trees. My spoon is heavily based on a Ramen Spoon, and is inspired by nature in general. I am currently at the halfway stage and I am facing many issues regarding to making my chair work in real life. As of now the chair is made of Fiberglass, and I am currently experimenting with Angelina Fiber, because I really like how it reflects and refracts light. Here are some progress pictures. Foam Model Foam Model 2 Fiberglass Dimensions Fabrication And here is what my chair looks like now... I had to carry this chair through some rough weather (rain etc.) and the Angelina Fabric got ruined, so I had to rethink its application. I still need to give it some form of cushioning, and my biggest problem of all is making it adjustable. Because not all tree branches will magically descend to a favorable height so this chair can be usable, I need to figure out a height adjusting mechanism, but I have no idea where to start. Overall I need to rethink every aspect of this chair so that it can be turned into something realistic. Thank you. T
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