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This week we came up with more renderings as well as focusing our time on fabricating the mock-up.
Here are some images of the improved renderings:
We also re-edited the infographics using more realistic images:
After doing up the renderings, we spent the rest of Read more →
One of the biggest concerns for our installation is how the whole system operates and how to ensure safety of the passengers . We came up with the concept of locking the boat in place at the platform when passengers are embarking and disembarking by stopping the pulley system. There are two buttons used, one on the platform and Read more →
Last week, we talked about incorporating the excavator into our design. We came up with the dimensions of our pedal boat and showed how the light signal works to have the element of teamwork.
Suggestions we had last week was to add the excavator’s arm into our design to have a more symbolic meaning.
This week, we drew out how the Read more →
After consultation and discussion, we decided to focus on refining our boat design. We wanted to make the design more unique and site-specific to the lake, instead of one that is commonly seen elsewhere.Concept Sketch Inspiration & Concept The main objective of this project wasn't to put a recreational boat on the lake, but rather, to rediscover the Nantah spirit Read more →
Adding on to our field-trip post last week, here are some of our thoughts and findings:
1.Seating design of the pedal boat that we tried was too awkward
This is because the pedals were higher than the seats, as shown in the picture below, resulting in us lifting our legs up and resting in an awkward position.
We concluded that having the Read more →
In order to better develop the design for the pedal boat, we went to Sports Hub for a field trip to experience the ride.
Below is the image of the boat that we took, which allowed 2 people to pedal at the same time. The shelter was very simple and it was still very bright and hot when in the boat. Read more →
Having a mechanical installation could best represent NTU as a technological university and having to power the installation using a series of cooperative movements depicts the “Nantah Spirit” and teamwork.
This week, we looked into the technical aspect and forms of the pedal boat.
As discussed last week, we will be using two pedal boats to drive a linear pulley system. Read more →
Continuing from previous posts and feedback from the class, we decided to further develop the concept of a pedal boat, which incorporates the idea of team cooperation and provides a shelter for people to sit and enjoy the view of the lake.
Some concerns about this concept were:
1. What if some one pushes the boat away from the platform
2. The Read more →
The feedback that we got from our idea last week was to make an installation that is more specific to the site – Nanyang Lake. Our concept of bringing out the “Nantah Spirit” and instilling a sense of belonging among students was good. The installation could probably make use of the lake water or crafted in a way that it Read more →