Clothes Hanger

posted Sep 27, 2017, 1:11 PM by Hawken FabLab

The last Prototype class day

posted Nov 23, 2015, 9:10 PM by Julia Schulze
It was pretty sad to leave the maker space. 
We had so much fun together as a class- the first prototype class at Hawken and me as the first girl in this class- and I will really miss those times.
I wouldn't finish my project today, I had a lot of issues with the electronic part especially the wires because they sometimes didn't light up for no reason so Mr. D had to help me a lot. But now we figured out a way to connect all the LED's and where to put the button. During my Intensive I have to put everything together. Since it didn't really worked out with the batteries in the side I used - after the advice of Mr.D - those bigger Batteries and just put them on the side of the inside.

My TO DO list for the Intensive;
- put all the wires together
- make a design for the leather
- cut out the leather
- put all together

 Some skills and techniques that I have learned through this course and project include working with all the machines and software's. I also believe I got a bit more patient and started thinking more about different ways to do something especially after Mr.D told me his idea which I usually didn't like in the beginning and then after some time thinking about it it is a great idea.
The most challenging parts of the project was actually the electronic part but then also thinking about how to put everything together and not forgetting anything.
As soon as I get some pictures of my current project, I'll upload them.

- Julia

close to the end

posted Nov 23, 2015, 8:58 AM by Julia Schulze

I cut out all the pieces and just have to do the electronic part now. I am nearly done!! My leather arrived yesterday (I want to use it to close the box) and so I have to glue everything together today, figure out the electronic part with Mr.DiGiorgio  and then I am hopefully able to present today during class.
- Julia 

some pictures of my last wood cut and all pieces of the project put together.

work in progress

posted Nov 16, 2015, 9:14 AM by Julia Schulze
I made the holes for the press-fit print and all the single areas.
I will work on the other areas to cover the holes and on the space for the electricity (LED, Wires, metal). 

making progress

posted Nov 16, 2015, 8:58 AM by Julia Schulze
The pictures are inserted below. I cut my hanger design on carport to look if it all fits together because I am putting all my pieces together with "press fit".  i want to do 3 layers, so I can make those holes invisible and it just looks nicer. I am going to post a update of the screen, how my work looks like.

- Julia

Another model

posted Nov 2, 2015, 9:46 AM by Julia Schulze

I am still working on the design of my hanger. With the Laser cutter I cut all the elements of the outside and glued them together to get an impression of how it might look like. Mr. DiGiorgio and I thought about different ways to design the hanger. Ideas which came up were making the back out of leather (I really like the idea), being able to open the back with the leather (maybe close it by a magnet) and how the front door could work and if we do the door or not. 


Paper model

posted Oct 19, 2015, 8:57 PM by Julia Schulze

getting closer to my hanger

posted Oct 19, 2015, 8:49 PM by Julia Schulze   [ updated Oct 23, 2015, 10:43 AM ]
I usually put a whole outfit together with socks, underwear, scarf, pants, shirt - everything. To put everything really together I thought about space in the hanger to put clothes or something different in there. I would use the lower design, I actually don't like the upper one, but I am not sure if it would look that good.



posted Oct 19, 2015, 8:45 PM by Julia Schulze
I was listening to music and searching in the internet but I didn't got ideas. I just knew I wanted to design something I can finally use. I was drawing a dog, which lights up when you move it's tail - I know it is a stupid idea. 
I thought about more and more and finally got the idea of designing a nice hanger, which lights up when you get it out of the closet. 
It should have a button or something with the same effect in the hook. 
The LED lights should be placed on top, so you can see them when you have clothes on the hanger.
Furthermore I thought - with the help of Mr. DiGiorgio - about various ways of putting the hanger together because it would be hard to cut it like that and get the LED's in there.