Assorted renders from my FA'16 'Designing with Rhino' class. All of these designs are modeled in Rhino and rendered using Brazil. I have tried to make the most of the surface modeling capabilities (NURBS modeling) that Rhino offers to play with forms and use CAD as a way of designing in 3D space. I have experimented significantly with lighting, environments, color mapping and texture mapping.
A nifty input device for your cursor that fits onto your index finger
Tipsy Whiskey Glass
'Tipsy' is a contemporary spin (no pun intended) on the standard whiskey glass that makes it hard to take your eyes off your drink. It can only rest at a seemingly precarious angle, and it engages its user to try and tip it and watch it wobble.
'Tipsy' was born from a simple yet striking mental image of having a solid steel base and an acrylic body merge seamlessly into a minimal, bottom heavy whiskey glass that can only rest at an angle.
The glass seeks to engage users both older and young to hold it in their hand, experience its unusual weight dynamic and watch the whiskey aerate itself as the glass mesmerizingly wobbles in circles.
The FLUME headphones were part of a 1-week Rhino project to design a pair of headphones for a musical group or artist. I picked FLUME because I am really fond of their music and I think their brand image compliments their style of music. I took inspiration from their bright pinks and neon greens and incorporated those into the headphones. Also, the shape of the earcups is inspired from their iconic DJ setup.
Twig is the product of an intensive cross-disciplinary class, "Product Design and Development" that provides the opportunity for industrial designers (RISD seniors) to collaborate with MIT engineers and business students.
Our motivated team created Twig as a discreet solution for plant owners to learn to take care of their plants by sending notifications when the plant needs water or more sunlight.
"Silly Ducky" Bath Toy
The prompt of the assignment was to study a product redesign it using Solidworks. The product I received was a water squirting Bath Whale toy by Fisher-Price. I wanted my toy to be an iconic "ducky", which would also propel the bath water out of its beak.
Silly Ducky is designed to be adorable, playful, yet modern and hi-design in its aesthetic.
The 2 housings press-fit into the pegs of the white body piece
The toy got several poor reviews since it did not function well after a couple uses in bath water. I took a lot of these review into consideration when redesigning the toy. The toy got several poor reviews since it did not function well after a couple uses in bath water. I took a lot of these review into consideration when redesigning the toy.
Drone Exterior Redesign
My intent was to use polygonal modeling (T-Splines) as a tool to redesign the exterior of a drone I own (Code Black Drone) while being able to fly it just the same.
This project is an exercise in using polygonal modeling in Rhino as opposed to the conventional NURBS modeling in order to achieve organic forms that are much more controlled and can adapt to be built around the internal components to allow room for them. The exercise is a test for the seamless integration of parametric modeling or the boss features to allow for snap fit and internal components, as well as the organic exterior body that looks beautiful and extends seamlessly into the legs of the drone.
This is a work in progress and I look forward to receiving my Ultra HD 3D prints from Shapeways so that I can start assembling the drone and watch it light up through the beautiful frosted acrylic.
The boxy exterior is only to house the internals of the original drone taken apart. The main purpose of this assembly is to check if the 3D prints successfully house the internals.
Modular Travel Pouch
Designed for the RISD-Kikkerland Design challenge with the intent of retail at The Container Store, the modular travel pouch is a versatile and customizable pouch to carry and organize in-flight essentials. With dedicated compartments for passport and travel documents, cords, tech accessories/mini tablet and toiletries, it ensures you carry just what you need in the aircraft.
Tea Light Candle Holder
Candle holder made as an independent project and as a Valentine's Day gift. The candle holder is made from Delrin and steel, turned on the lathe and milled on a vertical mill. The 2 parts come together with 8 screws securing them flush in place.