The following list highlights the top five constraints associated with my project:
- Wood Frame for Hourglass– The framework around the glass form will need to be milled or CNC’ed. Since the frame will have multiple sides, some critical thought needs to go into this process.
- Hour(glass)– It is necessary to find the right glass form to work with. The glass must have an hourglass shape while also having open access at the ends to install the electronics.
- Plasma Globes– If decided to use plasma globes as my electronic installment, a few challenges must be faced. First, I need to figure out if the plasma globes will operate as normal if introduced to the new hourglass environment. Since plasma globes require noble gases and a vacuum environment, my design might fail unless treaded carefully.
- Fire/Voltage Hazard– To be safe, I will consult an electronics expert so that my design can be guaranteed fire-proof.
- Visible Electric Current– In order for my aesthetic to be accomplished, a visible electric current needs to occur. This element is the main critical design constraint. Testing and research will take place to ensure this aesthetic.