Because we all love our grandmother!
Since Ben asked us be sustainable, the first stop of my material hunting journey is the junk shelf of ITP. I found batteries, buttons and all kinds wires. However I didn’t find the perfect container for my circuit.
But later of that day, when I was in the UX Designing class, our instructor Daniel couldn’t find a not dry out marker to write his notes on the whiteboard. You know that “Aha!” moment when you’re hit with the answer to a tough question? That’s it! I realised I could recycle those dry-out markers to build my flashlight! It is sustainable and convenient — I can have a bunch of them easily and I don’t even need to punch or drill a light bulb hole.
The rest materials and tools I prepared (naively thought will be enough at the beginning).
Let begin to work:
The ideal sketch
Cruelly dismember the marker.
At the beginning, i thought use tape to wrap all parts together. And it actually worked like 10min, but the ends of wires were getting looser and looser, the light went off constantly. I realised using tape is easier but may not keep this flashlight working till next class.
I decided to give up tapes and try solder the wires together. Thank Shawn and Yuhao, they really helped me a lot!
- Building a object in not easy, though it may look like easy.
- Be prepared to failure, accept and embrace it.
- Give yourself enough time to be fail.
- Feel free to ask/cry for help, just grab the nearest person around you, all ITPers are insanely nice and helpful!
- Aways check the junk shelf first when you need materials!