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For this week’s assignment, I utilized two different materials, left over mat-board from my last project and magnet, to create my business card.
Last week, the assignment was to create enclosure. I used mat-board bought from Blick to make an enclosure for my electronic brain diagram.
Lessons learned from the assignment:
1. Use flexible silicone wires instead of hard copper wires for complicated circuits
2. Use more sturdy base for push buttons
3. Mat-board is great for prototyping, but it’s not the best choice for enclosing electrical wires
For this week’s assignment, I used laser cutter to make a 3D parametric pattern using mat-board. This is my inspiration for the pattern:
My idea for this project is to make multiple self-arrangable organizer shelves for storage with LED lights embeded around the frame that look like this:
and here’s my messy sketches as I think through the process of making these shelves:
Material Needed: Wood, Spray Paint, LED Lights, Battery Holders with Switches
I started the process by marking measurements on each 6 ft-long wood so that it would be easy and more accurate for cutting.
now I have 48 short pieces of wood ( 24 x 8.5”s, 24 x 7.75”s)…and here’s one of my “OH NO” moments: I found out that I did not have enough wood for the fifth shelf. (each shelf should have three pieces of wood on four sides ). Since I was already in the middle of the production, so I decided to move forward with these four shelves first and then return to make the fifth one. Turns out in the end, I did not had the time to make the last shelf. So that was a lesson learned about preparation and planning.
I was fidgeting my chap-stick and twisting the knob with my hands as I brainstormed ideas for the flashlight in my mind. Gradually, I started to digress my attention to the chap-stick and was intrigued by the system lies inside the seemly simple-everyday object. Not long after, I started to discover the potential of turning a chap-stick into a flashlight.
My idea was to adopt the twisting mechanism that already lies inside the stick tube. Basically when you want to apply chapstick, you would turn the knob on one end and the parts inside would twist and push the stick upwards. Same idea for the flashlight. A coin battery attaches to the parts inside and a LED light bulb attaches to the cap. When you turn the knob clock-wise, it pushes the coin battery upwards to meet the light bulb wires that are attached from the cap. Thus you have a completed circuit.