Blogpost #4: Reflect and Share

Explain how it works/doesn’t work using scientific terminology Explain the areas you were successful in the product/process

My product wasn’t working because of many factors. I had trouble generating energy into the batteries since the generator was too small so not enough volt was going into the batteries. I wasn’t even too sure energy was going into the energy. Then I needed to find a way to stop the generator from spinning, basically when I turn the light on energy was both going into the energy and the light causing the light to be more dim. The areas that was more successful for me was me trying out different prototypes I tried different prototypes and I was successful from taking what I liked about each prototype and merging it. I liked how simple one of my prototype was and how one used a twisting generator so I found a smaller generator to make it more simple. I was successful for finding all the materials I needed. But my areas in improvements was that I need to organize my time better since my product’s mechanics wasn’t copied so I had to think of how to make it myself. That caused lots of troubles since sometimes I wasn’t sure it will work. And I underestimated the time I needed. I forgot the time I needed to test out prototypes and things like that. Next time I want to make my plan better so I cant work more efficiently.

I believe that the positive side of this kind of flashlight is that we don’t have to waist batteries we can simply recharge them instead of throwing the batteries away. This would be more environment friendly, in the US alone 2.9 million batteries are thrown away each year. So I believe this can help this problem with a simple cost. In the future instead of replacing batteries all the time we can add a rechargeable products for example a TV remote we can simply recharge the remote with a couple of spins. So this is why I created this flashlight we will recharge this flashlight with a couple of spins.

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