I'M DONEEEEE SUMMER COME TO MY BOSOM I WISH TO EMBRACE YOU
Anyway, I'm leaving in about a week for a backpacking trip through the neverending wilderness. If I'm not back by the 11th of July, assume that a bear got me.
So yeah I'm celebrating my 19th birthday in the mountains
AND A PHONE
It'll be a good experience.
Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), my parents want to lug me off to Nova Scotia right after I come back from backpacking for three weeks, so... looks like I'm going to have to postpone the opening day for #The-Substratum
to early-mid August. School starts right back up for me on 8/22 ahaha. Such great timing. Til then, feel free to ask me questions here or via Twitter, @mustrache. As long as I have a phone I'll surely reply.
fjdkslafdaj time flies. I'm a junior in college already. (( ;°Д°)) I still remember freshman year when all I did was sit around and draw all day. Aaaah, life before architecture.
Speaking of which. LOOK AT THIS THING LOL
Yeah. The "machine" we built for architecture studio this past quarter. Those piston-things at the top? They move up and down, alternating based on the jut of the axles they're attached to, which rotate with those huge-ass wheels. Also the periscopes. Yes, they work. The two people pushing the machine from inside can look through them if they so wish. (*´・ｖ・) The tiny casters on the bottom are used for turning the whole monster around 360--there's a lever inside that lifts the whole machine up, raising the big wheels just enough to let the casters do the work when we need to turn.
Eventually, after blocking the whole road for some time as we slowly pushed this +700lb thing at less than 1mph...
...we deployed it.
Basically, it's like a mobile hangout area ROFL. All in all, it took us about three-four weeks to design (all thirteen of us started out with individual designs that gradually came together, which is why it took so long...), two and a half weeks to build, cost us over 1700 USD as a class, and took about one hour to push around campus. We got so many weird stares, especially because it makes a horrendous creaking/squealing noise as it moves--the dying wail of a moose? Cat? Our goal in the first place was to create a spectacle of some sort and make people go O_O. It worked. Really well. HAHAPictures were taken by my architecture history teacher. Yep.