25 July 2010

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24 July 2010

Just some illustrations of the idea.

A lot of work still needs to be done.

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Decided to postpone

09 June 2010

Finally had to face the truth that my diploma wouldnt be finished before the summer break.

Might as well, but I'm starting to think that I've drifted to far in to the technical details rather than the theoretical parts that really interested me.

Problem is that the concept makes or breaks due to the technical stuff..

I'm currently trying to solve how I can winch up a lot of rope, without having a traditional spool, and use more of a sail-boat technique. Only issue is that this spool feeds atleast 6 meters of rope per second.

So what am I trying to solve with the important mechanics?

- Non-captive spool. The one they use today takes up a lot of volume.

- Self tailing automatic winch. This winch has to pull 6 meters of rope per second and the drivers focus is on the rider, not tailing and managing the rope.

- The rope is approximately 4-6 millimetres thick. How will it clinch the rope and still release it at the given point?

- Prevent override of the rope. Would come to an immediate halt and ruin the ride.

Heres some sketches and stuff, how it could work.

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Project Bluefoot: Lebron James Lifestyle

12 October 2009

Just a small update.

Finished a mini weekend project last night/morning.

It was a lifestyle shoe for an NBA player, who is sponsored by Nike. Found it more interesting than the other competition about his next in-game shoe.

Couldnt really nail the design before the deadline, but i will make adjustments to it to make it fit better with the concept/idea. I was practicing on a couple of other things though, like doing the render a lot quicker, so i could push the design phase a bit more. But there is a lot of fine tuning left on this for me. First of all i need to start earlier.. Im getting old and need more sleep during the nights obviously.

Here is the result.

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Project bluefoot competition, Jordan XXV

28 July 2009

I haven't updated in a while, I know. It's because I havent had to much to write about except my trip to berlin for the Bread&Butter expo.

And I wont write about that now either actually :)

Mainly because it was pretty a disappointing experience.

This page will now slowly begin to transform in to the original intention of the site.

A homepage for my ongoing schoolprojects, personal projects etc.

Last week I participated in a shoedesign competition over at a site called

The brief was to design the new Jordan 25, for the 25th anniversary of the Jordan Brand. I started doing some research after work in the middle of the week, with the deadline being set to the 25 of July. It was a good idea to actually start that late, because it put some pressure on me to work efficiently and smart.

I know that it did pose some flaws in the end result, fx my sketchideation page of the presentation looks terrible. But I did learn something from it which was the intention.

Anyway, here is the result.

Ill upload the entire entry when I get home. Can't upload files to my ftp from here..

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Alive and kicking..

28 January 2009

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4 days and counting..

23 January 2009

Shit has been going down. A lot of things around me has been going to my disadvantage.

The Rapid prototype machine broke down, and I have been delayed 3 days in my modelbuilding process. Well see how far I get before presentation, but I will most probably finish it after the semester is over.

Otherwise, my computer has been acting up a lot. I cant start my windows partition, and this tuesday, the mail-application crashed and erased all my E-mails. On top of this, Husqvarna decided that they weren't going to have any interns this spring, which sucked for me, since I was really hoping to be able to go there the coming semester. So right now I'm working my ass of on the project whilst looking for places to intern. Oh well, it's not the end of the world, but is sucks ass anyway.

Enough complaining..


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1 month later

17 January 2009

Sorry guys, I havent had the time to update this site at all.

Anyway, heres a quick update.

It was great to get home during christmas, but it was also kind of spoiled by all the work I had to do. However, there was not motivation to work at home so I just felt stressed the entire holiday, thinking about all the stuff i DIDN'T do.. :) So I basically fell in to a evil circle.

We had a very calm christmas though. On the 23rd all relatives visited us as usual, the 24th me and my family just celebrated christmas together. Very cosy. I did have time to run some errands during the break, and also went to copenhagen with Hasse and a couple of other guys to go practice with reballs. On new years eve, me and Isabelle stayed at home, ordering pizza, watching some TV and the fireworks. Anyway, all the schoolwork floating around in my subconcious made me really short fused, and I do apologise to my entire family for being somewhat bitchy. Sorry...

I thought it would be really awfull to go back to Austria but it was not as bad as I thought. I just wanted to go there and finish the bloody project and go home. So on the 4th of january I left for Graz. My friend David picked me up at the airport in Vienna (oh my god, thank you). This was pretty sweet, and it made me feel a lot better to going there.

Anyway, since then I have been in school constantly. I have been in school practically every waken hour, mainly working on the 3D-model. The model will be printed with a 3D-printer, and made in to a scale 1:1 model. Many details has had to be worked out during this process. Can't say that im very pleased with the aestethics, but I am still pretty happy about the concept. Keep your fingers crossed that I Finish the models entirely before presentation, which is on the 27th.

Big version!

Until then (cus I will not update before that), Auf wiedersehen!

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Skinned knees

26 November 2008

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Presentation, done-diddily-done!

06 November 2008

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I hate thinking of good topics.

24 October 2008

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15 October 2008

Finally, things are starting to get into place, and I have found some routines. Small things like when to go to the grocery store, breakfest etc. I have almost completed my school schedule, which means that it will get a lot easier to plan my days.

Yesterday I had a meeting with one of the faculty members and finalized my study plan, which means I'm pretty much settled with which courses I want to study. It also means that I will be able to get the scholarship money for the exchange studies! As of now I'm also starting to get a hint of how much i spend, when and why.. Last couple of weeks I've felt like a piggy bank vs an army of hammers. VISA must be happy I suppose.

On the downside, I think I have some kind of inflammation in the muscles on the backside of my thighs. First noticed it a couple of weeks ago when I played paintball. I thought it was some kind of cramp, but now It hurts almost all the time, which is kind of wearing me down. Especially after a long nights sleep or when I have been working alot at a desk. Theres no pain at all when the muscle have been working and get warm, just a mere stroll for a couple of minutes does the trick. Anyhow it is very tiresome..

The project is progressing, and at this minute I am sitting in the studio, waiting for a one-on-one meeting with the teacher. We are supposed to discuss which ideas and themes that are the most interesting. The direction of my project is leaning towards a quick and slightly aggressve way to open canned food. Alot more work to do before anything is determined.

I will probobly be going to Vienna this weekend for a small X-ball tournament with PBA-Factory. Hopefully my legs won't be a problem if I warm up thoroughly before every game. Time will tell. Atleast looking forward to see a part of vienna!

I'll try to update soon, and with some pics of supermegainteresting stuff.

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04 October 2008

Today I took another big step towards the big 3-0. Times passes quickly when you're busy right?

The latest couple of days have been interesting though, we actually started school for real now, and I've been going to some different classes with the 3rd and 7th semester students. One course I'm really looking forward to is CAID Advanced, an Autodesk Studiotools class (3D rendering program) with a teacher who seems really nice and motivated. This is probobly the only teacher that doesn't have a problem with having the lectures in English.

We also had a the initial meeting with the teacher who is running the 3rd semester project. Also a very inspirational and motivated person, who seems to have a lot to offer. The project brief/assignment was to make a cutting device (pretty standard task I guess), which is supposed to have different appearances when it is on and off. I think the workload will be pretty heavy, but I did not expect anything less..

On the downside, the students here in Graz seem pretty hard to get to know. They aren't very talkative, which probobly is because they don't really like to speak English, and my German is limited to standard phrases, or a severe butchering of their grammar and such. Hopefully they will defrost sometime in the near future.

This friday, me and Erik went to IKEA (again) to get some more necessitys like food containers, towels, MEATBALLS etc. Im starting to appreciate IKEA more and more everytime I go there, feels like hoooome. Afterwards, I got picked up by the David (Teamcaptain of pba factory) and went to the hall for some PB-practice. Apparently the field owner Johannes, is making a some kind of promotional film, so we got to pose for photos and they were filming us while we were playing. Cool but akward. Afterwards, me, david, Brian, and Micheal went to an irish pub, for what I thought would be a couple of beers and then going home for some sleep. Boy was I wrong..

It all ended up with us going to tree-monkeys, after alot of beer at the irish pub. David and Micheal decided to get a bottle of vodka at the club accompanied by some Red Bull, all this followed by yet another bottle of vodka to really finish me and Brian off. The night ended at about 4PM when I was dropped of by the taxi at my studenthome where crawled in to the apartment (not really, but it felt like it). Conclusion: Im getting to old for these things!

Woke up at 9PM because the phone was ringing. My Parents was calling to congratulate me on my birthday, and so did Isabelle!<3 It was really nice to hear their voices again, and ofcourse a bit sad. Always hard to celebrate things like this without your family. I slept for another hour, then I went to the city to get a new pair of jogging shoes. Found a pair of Asics for 40 euors (hoooray). After some breakfest alone at a Cafe, David and Brian picked me up for and we went to practice with Vienna United. All three of us was in terrible condition. Today was also the opening for the MAXS-store, so they had some opening discounts so alot of people showed up.

The filming for the movie continued today, and me and Brian got interviewed. Don't ask me why, because I have no idea why they wanted me in it. Im really not looking forward to seeing it, because I was SO tired during the interview, plus the fact that they wanted us so play videogames (greg hastings pro paintball) whilst answering all the questions, making it even harder..

Training went awful today, but I suppose I kind of deserved it after yesterday. After playing a couple of hours we grabbed some food at the gokart-restaurant (Thanks once again for the schnitzel Brian!). Afterwards we had a couple of more hours of training, and then we packed our stuff and went socializing with the others.

Thank you Johannes!

My plans for sunday includes sleeping, sleeping, sleeping, schoolwork, sleeping and maybe some laundry time (Not likely though). I want to thank everybody for making a pretty unusual birthday really fun. Vielen dank!

Wienerschnitzels since arrival: 4

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Weekend warriors

30 September 2008

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Game on!

25 September 2008

So since last time, I've got alot of paperwork done for example the apartment contract and a "meldzetteln", which means that they now officially know that Im in the country.

Other than that, yesterday I signed up for the german intensive course, which to my surprise is a ECTS course. So I will get 5 universitypoints for just studying german! After this me and Erik went to buy some art supplies, and after this to get something to eat at an awesome bar/cafe.

I met a brittish friend in the stairway who told me there was a party in our cellar, and invited us upstairs for some warmup beers. Well, so after beeing at his place for a couple of hours with the Finns and Brits, we went to the cellar, and holy moly, It was totally packed with students!

After this, me and the other exchangestudents went to the same Irish bar as usual, and later to a kebap restaurant which was a pitstop before the nightclub district. After listening to some Kareoke at a club called Tree Monkeys, me and Erik went home, and fell asleep at about 4.30 AM, and slept until 13 PM..

Today (Thursday), both of us were mighty tired, so we just took it slow. We went to BILLA to get som grocerys etc. Found real bread (austrians seems to eat mainly supersweet toast bread) and cottage cheese. At 17 Martin (who plays in the team I practice with) picked me up outside the studenthome, and I was finally on my way to see the huge indoor paintball arena they have down here. Schweet!

It was SO nice!

A huge arena with recball, speedball and reball field. There was also a Gokart track just next to the Field, which made quite alot of noise.

The practice session consists of:

- Warmup - running around the field a couple of laps, pushups, situps, crunches.

- Drills - today we did some 2on2, Running and gunning, mainly running and shooting drills today.

- Games - 5on5 for a couple of matches.

Then we cleaned the field, and did the warmup excersizes again, with an additional excersize we call "idioten" in Sweden. It's when you run back and forth across the field, touching lines.

And boy am I out of shape! I decided to go buy runningshoes some day soon and start running up and down the stairs of Schlossberg. The guys from the team take REALLY well care of me, which I am so thankfull for. On saturday we will go to a 3-man competition in a nearby village. Hopefully I can play better this time..

I put up a Gallery on so you can see some additional pics and not just the ones i put up on this page.

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Orientation programme

23 September 2008

The orientation programme for incoming exchange students started yesterday, so we got to meet alot of the other foreigners and get some help with all the paperwork that is required. We also took a German placement test to determine our language skills, so that we end up in a suitable class. Feels kind of odd when I have'nt taken a german test since 2001.. So it will be really interesting to see where I end up. (probobly the beginners class)

After this we went to a pub/restaurant close by the school. It was some kind of latino bar, and I guess it was'nt all that fun, but I got to talk with some students from Finland, which we later went together with to another bar. Some south American, Brittish, Finnish students and two Swedes sitting in a bar, most of us were really tired to one by one started to drop off and go home. Me and Erik went came home at about 2 AM and crashed in to bed, just to get up at 9 AM to go to school in order to learn the system with schedules, e-mail, Wlan etc. Afterwards we went to the Swedish embassy, aka IKEA, to buy some necessities which include:

- Bed Sheets

- Towels

- Extension chords

- Dinner, Meatballs

When going home, me and Erik picked up a sixpack of beer and snacks, and to my surprise, Austrias technologic advancement and extensive studyprogrammes made alot more sense.

I can now confirm that Austria is aproximately twice as far ahead Sweden in the field of culinary science.

Behold, the salty stick of the future!!

We also went to look for some new schoolbags, and found a 3 story surf&snow shop calle 'Blue Tomato'. Prices are almost the same as at home, so I think i will just have to wait until I find something I really like. Other than that I need to acquire a pair of jogging shoes and most definately a new CAMERA..

Until then, the cellphone will have to make due.

Wienerschnitzels since arrival: 2

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