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Oct 29

  Images for the design project. The first look at what of the guard house is already there.

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Oct 29

During lesson we started to look at more technical drawings of buildings, including a plan view, elevation and section of a building. Each one of these technical drawings is similar to orthographic drawings but with more detail.

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Oct 29

  Final drawings of the bridge project, with dimensions. Also first use of the new logo properly and using the new A3 layout  

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Oct 14

First time drawing the final bridge, can see a 1st angle orthographic drawing (left) and an isometric (right), both seemed to work but unfortunately incorrect due to single lines showing some of the struts. Even though this is right for the scale a small depth must be shown in order to show its not flat.

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Oct 14

First look at our surveying site today, we decided we were going to work in groups to make it easier to take measurements and speed up the process a little. We even started to look at some of the ways we can measure the building to, such as brick counting.

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Oct 14

A few of the 1st and 2nd lesson isometric drawings pus the homework, generally an easy concept and not a hard method for drawing.  

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Oct 14

Some of the homework drawings for 1st angle, made a few mistakes especially with the last few but generally was alright.

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Oct 14

New Uni

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We had our first look at the new university today. Design definitely shows potential but areas do still need improvement.

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Oct 14

Got 2 new briefs today, one looking at a riverside building and us creating an extension for the building mainly looking at using glass. The 2 brief being is a surveying project of one of the local buildings, we have to work out all of the measurements of the buildings while also creating visuals of […]

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Oct 07

This is the main damaged caused from the bridge being over powered by the mass it was holding. The key problem was the legs, as the weight increased they began to fold, with some eventually snapping also. But the beauty of how the bridge is design is that these legs could be re-cut and the […]

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Oct 07

The final scores for each team, our team being ‘DARANN’ came in third place with a hold of 4.4 kg. Unfortunately at this weight the bridge structure began to bend and twist causing legs to give way and in some cases break.

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Oct 07

4 other bridges all up for the same test as we underwent. Every bridge had a difference in construction, materials used and aesthetics. All Bridges showed potential advantages and Disadvantages, with some showing similar problems and some other having possible solutions.

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Oct 07

This is the final product. An A frame bridge with multiple legs and struts to give it support. It managed to hold a bottle in our simple testing process.

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Oct 06

So day 3 came to a close with a product that looked like: The bridge had started to take shape, with the top and legs all being fitted together through a series of grooves being cut in them. These grooves enabled the bridge to support itself but much more work is needed for the horizontal […]

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Oct 01

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Oct 01

Just a few drawings to help visualise some of the prototypes

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Oct 01

We started to make the frame for the model, the idea is to keep an A frame with the weight being placed across the middle horizontal beam. this should allow gravity to play less of an effect than if it was at the top. Fingers crossed it all works!!

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Oct 01

About to start building the final bridge. An A frame shape with many struts to enforce the frame and make it even stronger.

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Oct 01

So many ideas and such little time

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Oct 01

An aesthetically beautiful bridge, but unfortunately not enough friction between layers to be strong

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