As I’ve been working on my design and shopping for parts I’ve identified some constraints to the project:
- Undoubtedly, the process of making prototypes and testing will take much more time than I expect. This is something I have taken into account and intend to be aware of throughout the project.
- Since I have a specific aesthetic in mind, finding parts which match the aesthetic is proving to be a challenge. Additionally, the components I intend to use are very small which is adding to the challenge of finding them.
- Although there is no limit on expenses for this project, I personally have limited funds so I must be aware of the total cost of the project as I progress.
Implementing Stand/Secondary Fuel Reservoir
- A challenge I will be facing as I move forward with my project is how I will connect a stand and/or a secondary fuel reservoir to the stove. The reason this is a challenge is due to the fact that the stove will be made from thin aluminum which is not that structurally sound. I will need to figure out how to connect parts without damaging the body of the stove.
Limiting Design Aspects
- Over the last week I have had a lot of ideas about what I could do with my project; however, I am realizing I must be rational and limit myself to design aspects which are attainable. I must focus on design aspects that I can perfect rather than far fetched ideas that I can barely achieve in order to complete my project in time.