[Outline your approach to the project. What steps did you take to design, model, sketch, and prototype this projects? What ideas did you generate and how did you refine or reject them? What challenges were encountered and how did you resolve them? Detail what you created. What methods or techniques did you use? What tools and technologies were involved? Include photos of prototypes, redesigned sketches, design worksheets, and failed trails.]
First, I will measure the height, width, and depth of my utensils in order to get an estimation of what size I want the holder to be. Then, I will design my holder in my sketchbook, sketching up different ideas and adjustments. I planned to make the holder as tall as my current cup for holding utensils, which will be less than the height of my fork, spoon, knife, and chopsticks. I made my holder into a cube to more easily divide the holder into compartments, and I estimated the size of the grids in order to make sure my utensils did not slip through. I also lifted the holder to provide for proper drainage. Another consideration I made was whether it should be printed in a rectilinear or honeycomb pattern.
I refined my ideas by continuously sketching and thinking about the model and looking at it from different angles and perspectives. I also had to refine and reject some ideas while making the sketch in Fusion360. For example, I had trouble making the grids so I had to find another way to do it, and I decided to add a bamboo design to my simple box holder in order to add interest and aesthetic.
I will need a ruler to measure my various household utensils, and I will need to sketch, pattern, combine, construct, and insert SVG designs on Autodesk Fusion360.
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