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Flock House Skin for the Win

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[[Image:Final Skin pic.jpg|right|frame|400x280px| Aluminum Awareness]]
[[Image:Final Skin pic.jpg|right|frame|400x280px| Aluminum Awareness]]  Through [[Engr215|Engineering 215 Intro to Design]] at [http://www.humboldt.edu Humboldt State University], Team Skin for the Win was created to address a problem involving a client of Professor taught by instructor [[User:Lonny| Lonny Grafman]]. This client is , Team Skin for the Win worked on a design project for the [http://www.flockhouse.org/ Flock House] founded by [http://www.marymattingly.com/ Mary Mattingly], who . She is a well known and respected artist in New York City. She is the and founder of many projects other than the [http://www.flockhouse.org/ Flock House Project] including the [http://www.thewaterpod.org/ Waterpod Project] [[Waterpod| [1]Waterpod Project]] for which a previous Engineering 215 Intro to Design class were also participants. The objective of team Skin for the Win is to design a shell to make supplement the already existing fiberglass frame of the Flock House to make it resistant to the common weather conditions of New York City. Our client wishes this shell to be composed of mainly repurposed materials, and it must be durable enough to last throughout the spring and summer months. To complete this objective, team Skin for the Win will use a design process involving the following steps:
# Project Formulation
[[Image:Flock House Frame.png|left|frame|310x210px| Flock House frame with dimensions]]
[[Imagehttp://www.marymattingly.com/ Mary Mattingly] is the visionary artist in charge of the Flock House Frameproject. It is an art initiative to create a structure the size of a small van that can house at least two individuals from the months of May through August of 2012. The structure will move through various parts of New York, with the intention of raising awareness of the homeless epidemic, spark new ideas regarding sustainable living, and challenge the traditional home to become less wasteful.png|left|frame|310x210px| Flock House Frame]]
Mary Mattingly is described the visionary artist in charge theme of the Flock House project that as community migration, which is an art initiative to create a structure visible through the size frame Mattingly’s team created (see picture on left). It features cloud shaped rings that are made of a small van that can house at least two individuals fiberglass scavenged from old boats in the months of May through August shape of 2012. The structure will move through various parts of New York, with the intention of raising awareness current migration patterns of the homeless epidemic, spark new ideas regarding sustainable living, and challenge the traditional home to become less wastefulhumans.
Mattingly described the theme of the Flock House project as community migration, which is visible through the Mattingly’s team created (see picture on left). It features cloud shaped rings that are made of fiberglass scavenged from old boats in the shape of the current migration patterns of humans.  The color tones of the shell are encouraged to be natural, and the shell must have some translucent aspects included to allow in natural light. The structure must also feature at least one window and a door, as well as be secure from intruders. Mattingly envisioned envisions a flexible outer shell that could be restructured if need be to accommodate various locations, however she did does not want to discourage any different ideas that strayed stray from this idea. With this being said, she is not opposed to the idea of a stiffer structure, so long as sunlight is the primary source of light. She emphasizes the importance of aesthetics and simplicity, and she would like to grow plants over the structure from the bottom up.
== Problem Analysis and Criteria ==
{| class="wikitable sortable"|+The These are the criteria and their descriptions for our team's project. These Our criteria are weighted from 1 to 10 and are considered whenever making a decision that effects our project.
! Criteria! Weight! Description
| Safety| 10| Protects inhabitants from natural elements
| Inspiration| 9| Reuses commonly wasted materials
| Aesthetics | 8| Visually appealing
| Cost| 8| Less than $375
| Durability| 7| Should withstand New York weather conditions
==Description of final project==
[[Image:Plastic Bottle Windows.jpg|right|frame|310x210px| Additional view of Aluminum Awareness]]
[[Image:Add Trimming.jpg|left|frame|310x210px| Additional view of Aluminum Awareness]]
[[Image:Plastic Bottle Windows.jpg|right|frame|300x200px| Additional view of Aluminum Awareness]]
[[Image:Add Trimming.jpg|left|frame|220x170px| Additional view of Aluminum Awareness]]
Team Skin for the Win's final solution is named Aluminum Awareness. It is composed of shingles made out of aluminum cans and windows made out of 2-liter bottles, which are attached to a frame made out of pine that has been sheathed with plywood and roofing paper. The building process of Aluminum Awareness including how to make the aluminum can shingles can be found in our "[[#How to build|How to Build" ]] section. Aluminum Awareness fully satisfies all of the criterion criteria for the project in the following ways:
#*Safety- Aluminum Awareness is very weatherproof and structurally sound, so it will keep the inhabitants of the Flock House safe from the elements. #*Inspiration- The use of aluminum cans for shingles and 2-liter plastic bottles will catch the eye of onlookers and inspire people to think about waste management. #*Aesthetics- Aluminum Awareness is pleasing to the eye, and the reflective nature of the aluminum can shingles will catch the eye of by-passers and encourage them to ask about the Flock House.#*Cost- The total final cost to produce Aluminum Awareness was far under the allowed $375.#*Durability- Aluminum Awareness is very durable and will have no troubles withstanding the weather conditions of New York City for the three to four month period that the Flock house will be in use.
Furthermore, the inclusion of many 2-liter bottle windows provides the interior of the Flock House with natural light, which was a primary concern of Mary Mattingly. Also there are slight gaps in-between the overhanging roof of Aluminum Awareness and the windows which will provide the interior of the Flock House with a source of ventilation.
=== Design Cost ===
Design cost is measured in hours. The total hours spent on the creation of the Aluminum Awareness are 428 with the total being broken into respective segments as shown in Figure 1the figure below.[[File:Cost Pie Chart.png|thumb|center|700px|Figure 1: Pie chart of design hours spent on each design section.]]
=== Implementation Cost ===
{| class="wikitable sortable"|+Implementation cost is measured in Cost shows the dollarsspent to build the Aluminum Awareness model. The cost for each material is itemized and the total dollars spent on cost is shown at the creation bottom of the Aluminum Awareness are table as $153144.84 with the total being broken into required materials in Figure .|-!Item!Quantity!Cost ($)!Total Cost|-|18 gauge staples 1/4"|align=center |1 box|align=right |37.00|align=right |37.00|-|Tar Paper|align=center |1 roll|align=right |30.00|align=right |30.00|-|5/8" plywood 4'x8'|align=center |1 sheet|align=right |20.55|align=right |20.55|-|galvanized nail brad 18 gauge, 1-1/4"|align=center |1 box|align=right |25.00|align=right |25.00|-|staples (handheld)|align=center |1 box|align=right |20.00|align=right |20.00|-|1/8" wood 4'x8'|align=center |1 sheet|align=right |13.93|align=right |13.93|-|wood glue|align=center |1 bottle|align=right |6.00|align=right |6.00|-|Screws|align=center |1 box|align=right |10.00|align=right |10.00|-|Brackets|align=center |4|align=right |4.00|align=right |16.00|-|8' of wood 2"x6"|align=center |1 piece|align=right |3.36[[Image:Cost Dollars|align=right |3.png36|-|thumbAluminum Can|align=center|700px800|align=right |0.00|align=right |0.00|-|Figure 2: Table of design dollars spent on each design section-Liter Bottles|align=center |20|align=right |0.00|align=right |0.00|-|-class="sortbottom"!colspan="3" align=right|Total Cost!$144.]]84|}
==Testing Results==
To test the durability of some selected materials, our group exposed them to the outside weather for three days, sprayed them with water at a high pressure for a minute, put them in the oven at a temperature of 110˚F for thirty minutes, and scratched them with a wire brush 100 times. The results of these tests helped to determine which materials were to be used as our primary building materials. Further testing was implemented enacted upon the completion of the project, where the structure was lightly sprayed with a garden hose for 2 minutes to simulate rain. Upon completing this test there was a little to seepage in two locations, but no leakage on all of the dripping in any locations from our constructed outer shellsshell.
==How to build==
In order to reconstruct Aluminum Awareness one must have access to several woodworking power tools including a bandsaw, chop saw, and a jig saw. Although Aluminum Awareness can be built using simple hand woodworking tools, having these power tools will make the process much easier. One must also have Also needed are plywood, roofing paper, aluminum cans, 2-liter bottles, a staple gun, a nail gun, wood glue, as well as and some type of wood to make the framing. On our scale model pine was used for the framing, however any other type of softwood such as fir or cedar would be equally sufficient. The dimensions of these woods and the amount of materials is dependent upon the scale at which Aluminum Awareness is desired to be reproduced. In order to construct the aluminum can shingle crimper , the materials needed are: enough hardwood to make two 4"x6"x2" boards as well as two 3/8"x6"x3/8" slats, ; two pin hinges, ; 1" wood screws, ; and a table saw with dado blades. Step by step instructions to reproduce Aluminum Awareness can be found here: [[Aluminum Awareness Instructions]]
==Discussion and next steps==
The Aluminum Awareness scaled model is complete. We sent Mary Mattingly samples of crimped aluminum cans and one of our crimping blocks. We will be sending her instructions on how to frame in the structure to fit the two liter bottlesgiant dicks, and how to frame in the roof and lay the shinglesvirus. When With this segment is complete The done, the Flock House project will have enough information to incorporate all, or any aspects of our design that they so desire.
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==Team Skin for the Win==
 [[Image:Team Skin for the Win Picture.jpg|left|frame|400x280px| Team Skin for the Win]] *[[User:Jlg120| James Griggs]]*[[User:LorraineHeidibrueck| Lorraine FullerHeidi Brueck]]*,[[User:Awn13| Andrew Nguyen]]*,[[User:HeidibrueckJlg120| Heidi BrueckJames Griggs]] , [[CategoryUser:Engr215 Introduction to DesignLorraine| Lorraine Fuller]][[Category:Flock House]]
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