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Process: Creating the Final

Having taken note of the issues from our prototyping phase, we moved on to creating the final. We made several adjustments during this phase.

(1) Use a lateral motion system instead of the dragging system. This required us to create a rail system using stepper motors and simple carts.

(2) Print on a higher quality plotter. We used a plotter in the art department to do this. This will help reduce how easily ink comes off of the acetate.

(3) Have less prints. 6 prints was a lot and given the rail system, we decided that 3-5 might be a better number to aim for.

(4) Add acrylic top and bottom frames to our final acetate prints in order to give it the necessary weight it needed in order for the lateral motion to work as well as keep the acrylic from folding.

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