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.
Nail gun attack.
Circular saw. Serious.
Inspecting the cut.
The second leg…
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.
5 Replies to “Prototyping Projects for Halifax”
Lookin good guys! That sign is a pretty simple and easy design. How did you determine its height?
Looks like the bike prototyping needs some more r&d but that’s an awesome start! Can’t wait to see how this turns out.
Thanks Michelle — yes, I think you’re right, that bike thing will need just a little bit more R & D … we’ll show it off on Friday. The sign height was six feet because that’s the length of some of the boards we bought. But, also feels like a good height to encounter, imagining it temporarily on a street or something like that!
Awesome stuff. Are we continuing this tomorrow? I would love to help out!
You bet, Kevin! Come by for 12noon, we should be good to go!
Just make sure that easel can withstand all the Maritime wind… and rain!
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