At this point, I have sketched up my idea for my upcycle project and have collected the necessary items from my everything drawer to make my idea come into being. What I will be making with these items is a laser maze. Essentially it will be an organization of mirrors on a board, which the user pivots to get the laser from point A to point B.
The components I found that I will use to make this are clothespins, pipe cleaners, handheld mirror and laser pointer. The pipe cleaners will be grounded to the board and will each be attached to a clothespin. One clothespin will hold the laser pointer and the other clothespins will hold a mirror which can be rotated by moving the pipe cleaners. The aesthetic that I am implementing through this upcycle project is the aesthetic of experience. Being able to guide a laser by using reflection compliments this aesthetic that the user encounters while being immersed in a game. All the components will be secured together using hot glue and the board will be a recycle sheet of cardboard.