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  A Frank Gehry inspired time piece
The project objective was to design a time telling device based upon the design philosophy of Frank Gehry. The piece was not to look like his design style. Frank Gehry’s sketching style is very free-flowing and he does not inhibit himself in anyway. I had to take an out-of-the-box thinking style and apply it to my time piece.
Ideation
I did several sketches exploring different time piece designs. After narrowing it down to about ten ideas I made sketch models in pink foam of each. That helped me narrow down the design even further and brought flaws to my attention. I then did more sketches and sketch models of the idea that I liked the most.
Movement
I created several foam models based on a range of time piece designs, I ended up with a
piece that tilts from side to side once an hour, making a single tap sound. It lets you to know
when an hour has passed without allowing you to know exactly what time it is.
Internals
The internal components of the time piece were mounted to one side and the arm when through the other. When closing the box the arm did not need to be in place. It can be slid in once the box is closed to ensure that the gear stays perpendicular to the arm.
Final Product
The arm of the time piece slowly moves from one side to the other. Once the arm displaces the center of gravity enough to make the piece tip, it makes a tap sound, indicating that an hour has passed.
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