Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Reflection - Prototype

Some difficulties i encountered were that the modeling process requires all the parts to present when a person starts to use the glue.  I did not have all the parts present when i started to glue the product. I when i brought it home and back, the glue part started to fall apart. I could not overcome the problem until the last day when i had cut all the parts out. What also happened was that my main shaft and the handle were not proportional. I had to remake the main shaft again.
The 2 takeaway were first of all, cut out all the parts and the second was to plan all the sizes of the pieces before cutting it out.


1)  I have learnt how to think critically and Creatively. How to think out of the box. How to communicate my ideas to the rest of the world in a way that they will understand.

2) I have faced a few difficulties.
    a) i could not think of an idea at first.
    b) I did not know what my product will look like after i had thought of the idea.
    c) My model had a serious defect that i could not retract and extend the flap of my product.
    d) Some parts of my product was weak and was falling apart.

3) Here was how i overcame the problems.
    a) I used some idea generating skills and thought out of the box to find an idea.
    b) I spent some time trying to visualize what the product will look like. Then i thought of all the different aspects of the product and i drew then on the mahjong paper which was given to us by Miss Seah.
    c) I once again I thought out of the box and figured out how to solve the problem.
    d) I was at home when the product started to fall apart. I taped it and when i got to school, I glued it with multiple layers of glue.