DESIGN & MANUFACTURING

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Flow: Water Fountain

I designed and manufactured a desktop water fountain with calming visuals and sounds to ground me in my workspace.

Materials: Steel, Teak, Water, Pump, Plastic

Processes: Sheet metal forming, TIG welding, Angle-grinding, Wood-working, Patina application

Design Goals: To design a desktop water fountain that produces calming visuals and sounds. 

Challenges: Creating a sufficient and consistent flow pattern required a lot of experimentation with the waterfall profile, flow rate, and surface tension.

0.0 - conceptsketches

0.01 - conceptsketches

0.4 - FountainConcepts

1.1 - Assembly_Angle1

1.2 - Drawing_SubassemblyWaterFountain

Early Prototyping & Design Exploration in
paper, foam, laser cut duron, CAD - SolidWorks

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Manufacturing:

sheet metal cutting & bending, TIG welding

1.3_Pattern

2.2_SheetForming

3 - Welding

10.4 - WeldSideSeam

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4_UpperBasinWaterTest_edited_edited

Testing for water tightness!

Assembly & Functional Testing

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11.1 - CompletedParts

11.3 - InstallingTubing

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Adjustments needed!
angle-grinding a notch
into

the profile & retesting

12 - AngleGrindingNotch

12 - Notch

12.3 - Manufacturing 3 - Notch test

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Woodworking Teak, using wood glue, Japanese saw, and table saw

Final Patina Application

14.2 - PatinaApplication

14.1 - picking patina

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