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Little Whitepaper on LED Lights

Posted on: June 8th, 2014 by amhsmc

Hi all,   I just finished a little whitepaper about the design, construction and implementation of LED light fixtures.  It’s based on a trip I went on to Cooper Lighting’s Denver, Colorado manufacturing facility.  The full text is available below in PDF, so enjoy!   Download the PDF whitepaper Here  

Making Isometric Drawings Using AutoLISP – Part 5

Posted on: January 28th, 2014 by amhsmc

Irregular Angles   I know I planned on only having a circle, rectangle and hexagon as options in my autolisp function for isometric drawing, but just after I finished with my code I realized I needed one more thing: a way to create irregular angles on the face of an axis. This makes it much […]

Making Isometric Drawings Using AutoLISP – Part 4

Posted on: January 21st, 2014 by amhsmc

The Circle   Circles are among the hardest simple geometric shapes to draw in isometric view. When transformed into an isometric view, circles become ellipses. In order to draw the ellipse, we need to determine the x and y radii using the provided radius as a reference. By transforming the x and y coordinates of […]

Making Isometric Drawings Using AutoLISP – Part 3

Posted on: January 20th, 2014 by amhsmc

The Hexagon   The hexagon is a little more complicated of a shape than a rectangle. Since it has geometry directly perpendicular to one axis, it becomes trivial to use more trigonometry to solve for the points.   Developing the Geometry   Like placing any other geometry, you need a reference point, which we’ll set […]

Making Isometric Drawings Using AutoLISP – Part 2

Posted on: August 8th, 2013 by amhsmc

The Rectangle   The rectangle is the easiest, since each axis of drawing follows the isometric axis. Isometric drawings use 30° parallel projection, meaning that unlike perspective drawing, objects along the same axis don’t convene at a point, but rather are parallel to one another. This preserves the dimensions of most of the shape, however […]

Sustainable Furniture Design

Posted on: August 8th, 2013 by amhsmc

Furniture is, in both a physical and philosophical sense, the interface between people and the built environment. It’s where we sleep, eat, work, and play, and that means it gets a lot more wear than the building it sits in. So how do we make our furniture more sustainable? What is sustainable furniture anyways?   […]

Making Isometric Drawings Using AutoLISP – Part 1

Posted on: August 4th, 2013 by amhsmc

I started creating isometric details in AutoCAD a while ago, and realized something I thought I already knew: AutoCAD sucks at 3D modeling. Isometric drawings are an effective way of representing 3D objects in 2D, and preserves dimensionality of the object. Unfortunately it turns out that while AutoCAD is perfectly capable of handling isometric drawings, […]

Welcome!

Posted on: March 15th, 2013 by amhsmc

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my new website! Now I know, it’s not really important, since it’s my personal website and therefore won’t be dedicated to a certain type of content.  It’s not really expected that you ever come back to this site again after today, but in the future I’d like to dedicate the blog […]