Prototyping Projects for Halifax

Josh, Hiba, and I spent Monday prototyping some projects for our upcoming project in Halifax. This was building off of some small macquettes that Hiba did a week ago.

We wanted to work at full scale, so we got a bit of wood and started thinking through building.

The process was really quick and dirty, we just wanted to get some things closer to full scale to start looking at them and figuring out how we’ll move forward.

We’ll likely end up rebuilding these out in Halifax anyways, so these really will act just as a model.

Some of the tools. Yes, a nail gun. More fun and less sturdy than a drill.

Hiba squaring things up.

Josh, perfecting.

Hiba nail-gunning.

It stands.

Nail gun attack.

Circular saw. Serious.

Inspecting the cut.

 

The second leg…

More reinforcements.

And this as a result.

A very light-weight and portable sign easel. Designed for anyone to borrow and use for their own messaging.

Not quite scaled appropriately. We’ll end up with more surface area for the hardboard and the poster will actually be made on a roll of paper.

And maybe we’ll turn it into a backpack.

Josh seems comfortable enough.

Other ideas include adding some wheels and making it foldable for even easier transport.

Then, onto the next project model — the bike projector attachment.

This was seriously fast prototyping, and a lot of fun. Though it’s possible that Josh had moments of panic watching joints going together that were not measured, cut correctly, or even all that well secured.

But, here’s the gist of it…

Almost a reverse trailer for the front of the bike to hold a projector and a lot, lot, lot of extension cord.

Maybe tomorrow we’ll add some castors and more bracing. More soon.

A Look at Process: building for CAFKA & designing for HFBC

We’re playing catchup. Between vacations, short hiatuses, and our summer schedules, we’ve been busy. However, getting back together, working together again on a more regular basis,¬†and starting up on these projects again has been so great and incredibly rewarding. Our to-do list above is a small start to all of the projects we have on the go.

We’re working to finish up our How to Forget the Border Completely research publication (if you want to participate, check out our micro-grant), we’re planning the logistics of Homework (consider attending!), and we’re in the early stages of the final build for CAFKA.

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