Purpose: (Again) The perception of making is that you need fancy tools and specific materials to create a successful prototype, but this is not the case. We will practice using simple and available materials to make all manners of different creations.
- We will start out with simple sheets of cardboard and you will be asked to make a box. A simple, but nicely made box following these rules:
- The box should be made of only paper and tape/tacky glue.
- The box should be 2in x 2in x 3.5in
- The box should be as cleanly made as possible.
- Every stage should be photographed. To be clear, take a picture of your flat paper pieces, partially assembled box, and fully assembled box.
- Now that you know how to cut, tape, glue, and construct well, you will choose an everyday object. This could be a pencil, computer, phone, etc... But it must be completely replicated in cardboard following these rules:
- Only paper, tape and tacky glue can be used.
- The object must be larger that 4" in at least one dimension, and please not too big...
- The object, if simple, will need to be completed even better and more realistically.
- Every stage should be photographed. To be clear, take a picture of your flat paper pieces, partially assembled object, and fully assembled object.
- Post these images and any key lessons you learned in a post.
- You could easily just toss together something which looks vaguely like a box and then choose an object such as a brick and call it a day, but why? If you put in some caring to learn just the basics in these first few exercises, the entire rest of the year will be ten times easier. So if you do decide to make a brick your object, show some care and ask yourself, how can you show every single detail of that brick?
- You could just do one box and leave it there, but just like learning a language, the repetition of this process will make your experience and skill far better.
You will be responsible for a post including:
- a picture of the flat box pieces
- a picture of your partially assembled box
- a picture of your completed box (3x, different views)
- a picture of the flat object pieces
- a picture of your partially assembled object
- a picture of your completed object (3x, different views)