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Modern Architecture


Teacher’s Modular Organisation Unit

The problem
My technology teacher had a conundrum. He couldn’t find a large, convenient, and easy way to store the robotics club’s projects and materials. I saw this as an opportunity to experience a “developer and client” relationship. This undertaking would allow me to test my communication, active listening, and pushback management skills, not to mention my C.A.D. skills.

My approach

I pitched the idea of a storage unit with multiple compartments in an easily rollable and compact system, all while respecting the restrictions. Having followed up with new ideas, followed through on accomplished areas, and followed back with any problems or feats, I progressed this project to its final stages. The models and designs were handed off to the incoming class; they would build the model out of pine for their final project.

The results


I designed a product that answered 93% of what my client requested. The incoming class made cut plans from my complete model, and the constructions would have started in 2020. 

Overall, the project was successful. Now the plans and designs live with the school and will be assigned once the pandemic is over.

In the after-school woodworking club, I challenged myself to build this large, six-drawer pine dresser for my room. As it was a personal project, I had to design and construct the entire project. As this was one of my very first projects, it took a fair amount of time; however, it provided many learning opportunities. I improved my use of wood and the order I cut it in, saving space and time while avoiding problems like tear-out and splintering.

Namely, one of many mistakes I learned from was assembling the sides and top of the dresser before the individual drawers. This led the whole structure to be precarious, and I ultimately had to scrap those large parts.

This was a lesson well-learned; since then, I’ve been ever more efficient and have completed all my pieces to be ready for assembly. Since I didn’t want this project to be left alone with a simple 3D model, I taught myself how to use a rendering engine and simulated a bedroom to place it in.

Custom Dresser 
Mini Muskoka Chair
  • A Truly Canadian project

  • For my Manufacturing Engineering Tech class, we had to build this mini chair for small children by teaming up with a colleague.

  • To create it successfully, we needed to make an accurate cut list. We accomplished this by using my skills in the C.A.D. program Onshape to create a 3D model of the chair. That way, we could be sure that our measurements and cuts would be accurate and line up.

  • Although we didn’t get to paint it, I have demonstrated in the top right our intentions for an all-red chair with Canadian flag embroidery.

  • It was sold to a customer and now serves as a comfortable, safe mini-chair for small children that allows them to feel included with the grown-ups.

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