The class was an interesting challenge and was made easier I feel due to my group mates being Lyanni and Sam who were just as motivated. Designing the transpiration was a fun, but difficult task in the class. We had the fortune to work together well and easily come to conclusions on designs and what we believed would be efficient. The first test piece made was the easiest to handle and most enjoyable due to lack of impending time constraints. We had done an upside-down pyramid so that the plant can still get partially self-watered. This proved to be a worthwhile idea to pursue as our groups peace lily was one of the longest living ones till it fell over. I felt the class also stepped away from the science aspect of the project to quickly and got treated as more of just an art project.
Construction of the final design proved interesting as blueprints had to be made to cut out on the CNC. We had to estimate the size of device and scale the 3d model of it for translating the dimensions. We did run into a small problem where I had miss measured the trough section of the device, making it two inches smaller all around. Many problems occurred during the cutting process of the acrylic as well. This was compounded by the fact the acrylic arrived later than desired, giving us only a week to properly work on the structure, accounting for mistakes of course. The final product while not the most desirable still achieved part of the initial intention, while unintentionally solving the problem of our acrylic section of our device not being stable enough.
Over all the class was an interesting challenge that allowed the use of many methods and tools to achieve the desired goals. It was an interesting working of the brain for problem solving. Steps I would have definitely done differently would be having taken more properly taken the time of transferring the 3d model of the device to blueprint form and triple check for errors and correct angles.