Our group needs to design and create something for the library to use so that they they can organize papers, hold an IPad for Naviance, and have a whiteboard on it.
We used these pictures from the filing tower in guidance as our design for the paper holders on one of the sides of our design.
We built a prototype out of cardboard half the size of the full design to get an idea of what it would look like proportionally.
One of our biggest challenges was finding the right base for our stand. We went through numerous ideas ranging from 2 tires around the base to a block of concrete.
We tested if the frame for the base that Colin Murphy made would connect with the wood base the rest of us made. With 2 days left we realized we would not finish the base in time to also make the stand so we ended up making a table. We also found out that Murph neglected to fully measure the metal stand for the base and it came out crooked which set us back.
We had multiple changes to the design for the base. First we had a tire base around a frame. Second we had a concrete base with a metal frame around it but realized it would be too heavy. Last we ended up taking the concrete idea but without the concrete, just a metal frame. We had some setbacks such as keystones which changed the periods so we couldn't go to the wood or metal shop to work. We also had Murph be absent in a time of urgent need when we found out about the misshapen metal frame.