Just gonna dive right into it I guess
1. Cost – I am worried that this project is going to end up costing me a lot more than I had originally intended. I’m trying to stick to a budget of $150 and I have already spent about $80 just on the wood materials. I still need to pay to have the wood cut as well as buy all the electronic components that I’m going to be using.
2. Size – Since I wanted to be able to store all of the game pieces with the board the board itself is going to come out to be 31 by 31 inches. I’m nervous this might be a bit too big to be practical but I’ve already made the design and purchased the materials so I guess I’ll just keep my fingers crossed.
3. Time – Between all the projects I have for my other classes I am concerned that I won’t be able to finish the project in time. I know that there is still plenty of time until it is due, but there will most likely be complications that cause time delays because there are always complications with every project.
4. Electronics – I have not worked with electronics a whole lot and I have not worked with LEDs specifically at all. I’m really nervous about being able to integrate all of the components in a way that looks good.
5. Materials – Since students currently don’t have access to the woodshop in the ITLL, I am going to have to rely on the ITLL to cut all of my pieces to the correct size and in time for me to finish the project. I should probably get that process started tbh.
1. Aesthetic – I would really like for the finished project to be aesthetically pleasing and have an interesting combination of rustic and technological themes.
2. Engravings – I am planning on engraving different designs into both the wood and the acrylic covers so I would really like for all of those to come out looking clear and precise.
3. Dynamic Component – The LEDs represent the dynamic component as they will be user controlled and changing over time. Having all of the electronics working is a critical specification of the final product.
4. Precision – There will be a lot of individual components that will be combined so having every single piece be precise is critical to ensure the assembly can fit together properly.
5. Durability – The main goal for the project was to have something that could be used long after the class has ended. If the product is not durable enough to survive multiple uses, moves, bumps, or drops, then it will have failed.