Stephen Arena

I am a Senior Creative Technologies major with a minor in Business administration. While many of my projects are in the woodshop, I am comfortable working with most types of hardware and have a working knowledge of several design softwares.

Supporting Antennas


Supporting Antennas is a senior capstone project designed to increase the physical strength of race car antennas so they can both last longer in races and are less likely to fail due to shearing at speeds of upwards of 200 mph.
CRT 499: Senior Project Capstone
Spring 2020

The Hackberry Sampler


The Hackberry Sampler is a box designed to show the progression of a my work in the woodshop. Its corners are all different, the first being a simple butt joint, the second being a pocket hole joint, the third a miter joint, and the fourth is a dovetail.
CRT 499: Senior Project Capstone
Spring 2020

The Whittled Gator


Upon receiving a book on whittling for Christmas, I decided to pick a random project and learn how to whittle for the first hackathon of the semester
CRT 300: Rapid & Improvisational Prototyping
Spring 2020

Locked Memories


Locked memories is a series of locks that act as a puzzle for my grandpa who has alzheimers, if he opens the right locks, a bottom piece opens to reveal the first picture of the two of us and the most recent
CRT 300: Rapid & Improvisational Prototyping
Spring 2020

Portable Axe Throwing Lane


The portable axe throwing lane is exactly as it sounds. Taking an old trailer I found I tore everything out and turned it into an axe throwing lane I can take with me anywhere I go.
CRT 300: Rapid & Improvisational Prototyping
Spring 2020

Revenge of the Porch


After falling through my 100 year old porch, I decided it was time to tear it up. It didn't go down without a fight however, the more I tore up, the more that had to be done. Ultimately, i had to repair most of the supports and replace the top.
CRT 498: Methods, Materials, and Structures
Spring 2020