What did you make?
I made a Phone dock. I got this idea one day when I was on a school break. I was always losing my phone in my house, and when i did find it, it would be out of battery. So I decided to solve both my problems with one solution. I was not going to pay 20+ dollars for a brand docking station, so I decided to build one. I did not want to go out and buy anything. So, I used what I had at home. cardboard, duct tape, and scissors.
How did you make it?
I spent no money out of my pocket on this project(which is amazing). I used duct tape, cardboard, a charger, a sharpie, a ruler, and scissors. I worked by myself. Honestly, I had no plan at first, and made it up as I went. But this was my second try at this. The first one was a bit sloppier, but that was a test run. I improved my plan and made it neater. The second time, I knew what I was doing.
Where did you make it?
I constructed the whole thing at home. There was no real need for any equipment. This was a fairly simple project. I did this by myself in about two hours. This really helps me keep track of my phone and helps me keep it charged.
What did you learn?
I learned that making multiple prototypes is important to improving your products. Planning ahead also keeps the costs down. I am proud of the fact that I saved some money. I made the same product at home for virtually no money. If I did the project again, I would use a stronger, and more hardy material to make the base.