I’m embarking on an area of design I haven’t touched for a long time. I plan to produce a rear bike light that charges via solar cells and one where you never need to replace batteries or charge via usb.
With electronics not being my usual domain I wondered whether this project was a good one to take on. I decided that although I have lots of design ideas, to be more productive i’m trying to focus on one project at a time.
— WHEN i was young —
I remember back in school, attempting to make a fish feeder in my electronic products lessons. I built it from perspex and found it very interesting but found it hard when I was hit with how to waterproof the thing! These days (10 years later) i’m more clued up with design and problem solving and want to use the skills i’ve learnt in the past with new skills i’ve gained through graphic design and lots and lots of google searches!
— MY situation —
One of the problems I have, is that if I don’t know how something works or what something is, I will spend a large amount of time researching the subject to the point that I forget that i’m so engrossed i’ve forgotten to shower that morning or something similarly important! The longer I look the more interested I become and then I start to create passion. I’m constantly thinking and wondering if I can do or make something and sometimes not being able to focus on a particular project is my biggest fault.That’s why this project is so important to me, I feel it’s my chance to prove that I can do something and do it really well, it’s my first design challenge.
I’ve had a look at instructables.com and various videos on youtube and feel quite confident that I could make something that people could use on a regular basis. I also plan to link this in with my upcycling passion by making the final bag/product out of found/donated materials.
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