Hey there readers! Welcome back to Project Ventura! The amazing Maya for Vedastien Design Custom Design Company is back and ready to tell you all the juicy details of the making of the Whale. So over the last two or three weeks we have been chugging ahead on the Project Ventura train. So just to catch you guys up , we have finished our 1:18 scaled models and have chosen the final design which is a great design because of the functionality and use of space. Right now we are in the stages of constructing the furniture on Google sketch up which seemed like an easy task at first. The furniture that we are in charge of designing in sketch up includes Long Table, Couch, Stool, Mini Table, Dinette, Chair, and Bookshelf. Sierra and I decided to divide the furniture in half so that way we do an equal amount. Also fun fact for the day is that stools are actually very hard to make, so we aren’t building the stool instead we have decided to research h and buy a reasonable priced stool for the purpose of the project. However, Ms. Jo then explained to us that we couldn’t just make the furniture but we had to take all the wood that we would be using and use those dimensions to then create the furniture. This is because we want the furniture to be as accurate as possible in order to make it easier to build for us when we move on to the construction phase of the project. The furniture plans seemed impossible and at one point all of us were banging our heads against the wall. Lucky us, Pam Powell came to the rescue, a carpentry teacher at Austin Community College who came to class and taught us all about designing furniture in sketch up mostly focusing on the bookshelf and rounded couch. We also went out to the trailer that we used last year for this project and got to see how it was built. I am so happy we did because I feel like we can make our trailer super cool. Pam Powell also gave us the world’s best pep talk by explaining to the engineering class about how project Ventura is very achievable (even though at times if feels like we might as well be learning to fly) and she even offered for us to come work in the ACC lab as a class field trip. So now that I have a better idea of what I am doing in Google sketch up, I hope to finish designing all my assigned furniture by the end of the week by working in and out of class. I also have to keep in mind about finishing up Milestone two very soon because it is due by the end of February. I am super excited to finish this milestone because once we are done with it we will move on to the actual building of furniture and we will start to see the trailer or Whale finally come to life. I am also excited for the theme that we will chose for the trailer; Ms. Jo was discussing how we will probably have another competition with our DPA teams about the best theme and interior design portion of the project. Similar to the competition we did with our models we created for the midterms.
So ideas that I have had about theme of the design we have chosen is that I still feel like we should keep it clean and simple. In an early blog I believed I discussed an England type theme. Now going of that I think that that the theme should be blue and white. It would be clean, simple, and relaxing which is the type of atmosphere teachers would want in the trailer while they are collaborating. They would want to much stuff that could distract them easily. If blue doesn’t work, then I feel that it would also look good be any color along with white. Like green and white, red and white, and so on. So that’s it folks. Project Ventura is actually going pretty well so far and I can’t wait to see what our ride on the endless train has in store for us.