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design and construct a coffee table that highlights the elegance of mechanics.


Contents Research and inspiration

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sketches and noodle

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sketches and wave

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wave mechanism computer modeling

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organization 13-14 full scale mockup

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1/3 scale mockup

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final construction

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glamour images

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Future projects

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using egg noodles and a tuna can i created a mockup of the noodle table

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creating the wave concept

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determining the angles, and mounting points of each cam and push rod

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keeping the layout organized was essential

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laser cutting full scale mockup

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milling a dowel for the cam 18


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Full scale mockup 20


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cam not strong enough to support top

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Addition of “t” support

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1/3 scale mockup 23


tiny parts 24


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final construction 25


precision cam shaft

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lots of pieces 27


Laser cutter error

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30 minute clamp time 29


placing “o” rings

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Hand crank

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laser cut pieces

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dowel sections

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rubber “o� rings

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one inch conduit

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piece of acrylic

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inspiration for future projects simplicity vs. complexity 37


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Kanagawa Kinetic Coffee Table  

Designed and built in Purdue furniture course Spring 2011.

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