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Step 19: Base Design

Back into Rhino to design the base. I came up with a design that allowed the piece to be viewed from all angles by using four metal structural bars to hold a "crown" which contains the projector and the computer.

For this design process I should have used a parametric modeling program like Inventor or SolidWorks. What started as a "simple" design became more complex than I anticipated, and by then I felt I was already so far deep into my design in Rhino that I just went with it. Had I used a parametric program for this step, I could have adjusted material thicknesses and scale without having to manually modify the object, which is something that happened a lot.

I've included the final object as a Rhino5 .3dm format for you to explore.

<p>amazing, me and my friend are going to make it at our school</p>
<p>awesome</p>
<p>Amaizing project. </p>
<p>Whoa. Interesting bit about the sun-bleached ABS -- it's quite beautiful!</p>
<p>truly amazing process. </p>
<p>congrats Gabe! Looks so great man! Love the design &amp; process!</p>
so difficultT_T
<p>wow!</p>
this is so beautiful
<p>Very, very cool project! I really enjoyed reading your process in making this. </p>

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