Faux Leather Challenge

In this unit, we had to design a solvency to a problem we encounter in everyday life. One problem I always have is losing my phone, or dropping my phone. (That is what happened to my Iphone 6: It dropped from my desk and commited suicide. To overcome this problem, I decided to create a holster to hold my phone so it never drops or gets lost again, Here is my final design:

1.How does your final product solve your initial problem?

By designing a holster, I could easily keep track of my phone since i can hang it over my neck, and I can hang it so it would not drop and break my phone.

2.What part made you struggle the most?

The sowing part was the hardest. I could not find the hang of sowing in a systematic, straight line so the aesthetics of my project was not as great. The sowing machine was hard to control, so I did not manage to sow in a straight line, which made the project harder to finish.

3.What are the most imporant features?

The buttons made the design especially better because this way the phone would not fall out of the pocket.

“Leather Problem Solver”

One problem I have is always loosing my phone. I have consecutively lost my phone in different situations: theme parks, my house, jogging. One solution that will make my habit significantly better and I will be less likely to loose my phone again. Some inspirations:

Where I’m From

I’m from the messy bedroom looking like a battlefield,

With books lying on the ground enjoying the weather.

The drawers open taking big gulps of air.

I’m from a comfortable sofa awaiting and gazing at me,

hoping to get company,


I’m from a fluffy monster the size of a fist,

Traveling thousands of miles in “The Cage”,

Picking up the treasures and CRACK! chewing with its puny hands and razor-sharp teeth.

I’m from our turtles with their usual carefulness,

Slowly allowing their heads to travel into the unknown bright world,

As they gazed shyly around.


I’m from pizza to Japanese food, from dumplings to noodles,

With the fresh and rich tastes spiral down into my body.

My mouth glares at my stomach jealously,

Daring to steal any more of his food.


I’m from a board game with a green box,

With money given to me as I take over the Boardwalk,

Then the world,

As my friends cry in dismay.

I’m from “eat your vegetables!” to “brush your teeth!”,

Says the mother of perfection,

working until the end of time.

Meanwhile, a father who has an award for being most confident was focusing on his million-page report.


I’m from soccer.

The ball thuds.

Whistle blows.

We cheer.


I’m from the ocean with waves that flow slowly onto the glistening shore.

The fishes flop joyfully into the cool water.

The pale moon looked down inquisitively.

The serene waves trace the smooth sand.


I’m from my sown world,

from creativity to happiness,

from friends to my family,

from my own mind, my emotions,

from a community.

Reflection on Water Filters Testing


Materials Used:

  1. Bottle (1)
  2. Window Sill (1)
  3. Thick Cloth (1)
  4. Wooden Pipe (1)
  5. Rocks
  6. CottonĀ 

Engineering is important. Black holes would have never been discovered is it wasn’t for Hans Lippershey. We wouldn’t be communicating if for Alexander Graham Bell. Engineering is a big part of this world. 40% of this world is made by engineering. Without it, we would lose our creativity.

Our challenge was how our filtered water is always yellow, and it kept repeating this, getting more yellowish every time. We overcame that by trying out different materials that we didn’t put into account.

Our design is a bottle, with the cap side pointing down . We cut the bottle in half, putting materials inside to filter the water. I thought it would be a advantage if we have the tiny cap part pointing down, filtering the water slowly instead of the water coming out quickly. I would use more cotton in order for the water to get cleaner (we were out of cotton).