The hardest thing for me during this project was probably the measuring. It took a lot of time to do, and frustrated me a bit. It helped to bring it into Affinity and figure out the measurements there.
The thing that I’m most proud of is probably the chip. I realized once I started fitting it to glue it together that my chip and my speaker would be in different places, and the cord for the battery and speaker wouldn’t reach the chip. I fixed this by flipping the back around, and cutting out four pieces of 4 cm long wood, and hot gluing them to the top piece of the boombox.
The most important decision that I made during this process was deciding to spray paint silver. This makes it look more complete, and also makes it look more retro.
The first song that I listened to on it was Back In Black by ACDC. This seemed to fit it’s aesthetic overall, and was probably the oldest song I have on my playlist, as well as being the most retro.
My biggest success was making the straw hinge door, and adding the velcro that keeps it together.
Something I could do better is making a better handle for the top. This current handle isn’t very steady, and it’s bent in the middle. Something else I could do is make the cardboard lines more defined.
My biggest obstacle was coming up with the design for the Chip Puller Together because I tried a lot of different designs before I finally settled on one.
Overall, I think my design was not a success because it’s just a box.
Chip Puller Together (CPT) front view
CPT top view
CPT back view
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