Computer Aided Design
Assignment: Model (raster, vector, 2D, 3D, render, animate, simulate, ...) a possible final project
For My final Project I decided to build a special Trolley. I called it special, because this project is very special for my.
This is an Idea I have since 2 years; before I found the Kromabòro FabLab. My dream is to prototipe this invention. The name i give it is:
This is the list of things i must do for this assignment:
I want To realize a trolley that have a little air bed inside and it's possible to inflate it with the movment of the handle. It's intended to people
who love camping, or for Homeless; or for people who miss the plane and remains in the airport.
The Simple concept of this project is:
For the Previus image I use Adobe Illustrator; I use daily this software, for create vector images; in for this project I use it for create a little concept of the FabTrolley
Another Software I use often is Inkscape. It's another powerful vector grafic software, and for this project I use it for generate a test pattern for curvature of the trolley's frame; that i want to make it with plywood with laser cutter
I use Illustrator also for export a logo and a custom text decoration I want to do on the trolley. I Export the file in AI (Adobe Illustrator File)
or in Svg Format, and I import it in Rhinoceros, on my design.
The Project: THe FabTrolley
For this Assignment I want to try to use the large number of Modeling Software and found the better for my needs.
Before the FabAcademy I have the fortune of follow different workshop on 3D modeling to the FabLab Napoli, and I learn to use Rhinoceros.
This Way the first Software I try to use is Blender, for many reason, because I'm curious learn to use it. I know It's very powerful for Design and Sculpt a 3D Model. It's a software used for rendering and for create complex animation and Video. It's used by Video Maker and Animations Makers.
I like this software too much, but it have a not simple interface; and less control of parameters, With blender I create this model with the render.
My Fab trolley is a trolley with a air bed inside, and i want to insert it on the external surface of the trolley; it is inflated by an air pump that is the handle at the same time.
I use Rhinoceros for Design my trolley, and create the inside device that can inflate the air bed. My Intention is to build this trolley from scratch not hack an existing trolley!! Another possibility is to build an alternative of this project for adapt the air bed and
all functions on existing trolley. For the final project I want to build the FabTrolley in all it's parts. This is my design created with Rhinoceros:
This is the picture of inside part of te trolley:
The Air pump is on the handle, and inflate the air bed.
With my current skills, I think to realize the frame of the trolley with plywood and laser cutter, and I think to create a pattern to use
Another software I use is Fusion360; I use It, before the FabAcademy, and in this way I use it for generate the profile of my trolley; and I think to use it for
the frame of the trolley.
I started the FabAcademy in 2017 and resumed my studies in 2019, during these years I mainly used Fusion 360 and Rhinoceros 3D as 3D modeling software. In these months I have developed my Trolley entirely with Fusion 360, both for the prototyping part and for the rendering part. I have designed shapes in 3D and 2D and I have studied in depth the use of joints, contact sets and simulations offered by Fusion360. It is possible to view the final Trolley files and how I made the design; on my Final Project page