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The first presentation of the semester for me was a discussion of a small scale farming article written by Wendel E Barry. Reading Presentation (Wendel E Barry)
After visiting a number of nearby small scale farms we were tasked with presenting information on one of these farms. With my partner Alex, I researched Common Harvest Farms. Project 1 Farm Research (Common Harvest Farms)
As a way of introducing the class to use the rhino software, as well as to learn how certain mechanical objects function my partner Emma and I dissected a bicycle and modeled the major systems. Project 2 Tool Disection (Bicycle)
With the knowledge learned from the first two projects of the semester my partner Rob and I attempted to prototype a circular, center point, all in one farming system. Project 3 Prototyping (AgroCircle)
After learning the errors of our previous project and realizing the time and scale limitations we were faced with, Rob and I designed and produced a functional pedal powered knife sharpener mounted on a fully functional bicycle. Project 4 Final Tool (Knife Sharpener)
The result of this semester was a much higher level of understanding in the areas of farming and engineering. In comparison to other workshops I have previously taken it was very educational to design projects that needed to be fabricated and functional instead of focusing on the aesthetics.