WOODY THE DOG
MADELINE O'DONNELL, JESSICA HO, BETHANIA TADESSE | CLASS OF 2018
What's the name of your project and what inspired it? One of the members of the group shared a story about how
she constantly begged her mother for a dog, but was rejected every time because of the responsibilities that come
with furry friends. That story played a major factor in our decision to build a replica of a dog, as we believe that
every child should be able to experience the joy dogs bring into our lives ... especially one that replicates the motion
of a dog's wagging tail.
What was the most challenging part of developing it? A challenge that we faced was designing Woody's different
parts. Because we struggled with Illustrator, it was difficult to perfectly design the toy parts with the right measurements. It took several prints to get what we were looking for. We became more familiar with Illustrator and learned
to be patient with our project.
What was the most fun or exciting part of the process? The most exciting part of the process was seeing how our
creation was evolving into an actual toy. We began with a lot of trial and error, but once we were able to identify
specific issues regarding measurements and the mechanics, Woody finally took on the form of a dog. The building
process was also very fun, as we were finally able to bring our ideas into reality.
What did you learn? We learned how to use Adobe Illustrator and the tools at our disposal. We also learned about
four different motions in a mechanical object and how to apply them in our project: rotary, linear, reciprocating,
and oscillating motion.
ZOE DOLINSKY | CLASS OF 2019
Lamps that consisted of shapes within other shapes inspired my project. The most challenging part was fitting
the single-legged connectors through the hole of another
because they were not designed to do so. The most fun
part of the process was putting the lights in and seeing
how it all looked together, completely lit up. I learned
that to build the vision I wanted I could not simply
follow the instructions for the Strawbees [maker kit].
Instead, I had to be creative and find a practical way to
achieve my vision.
AMELIA NUGEN T | CLASS OF 2021
What inspired your project? Our class had to do a
project that represented a city, that you could wear, that
looked very architectural, and that was full of shapes.
My project was inspired by a photo I found on the internet of the hills of San Francisco.
What was the most challenging part of developing it?
The most challenging part was by far figuring out the
size of my 3D print. The app I used, 3D Sculpt, is made
for kids to draw 3D pictures and not as much to print
in a certain size. After making the prototype I had to
modify it and hope that it would fit.
What was the most fun or exciting part of the process?
It was very exciting to come back and see my project
fully printed, probably because of how long it took. I
also loved presenting it to others at the Design Faire.
ALEC FORGET | CLASS OF 2018
The architectural design project challenged
students to create affordable, sustainable, and
scalable housing solutions for the urban poor
in developing countries.