So, how did it go....?
When I started this project, I knew I wanted to base it around something I could be passionate about. And I was right. I'm really glad I chose the Clothes Show Live exhbition as the venture and furthermore, the choice to develop the lipstick idea.
Overall, I am really pleased with the final outcome. I feel I have worked really hard over the past few weeks to achieve a professional and aesthetically pleasing product. It has been a rollercoaster journey with ups and downs. I have really enjoyed the blog, even though I have never done one. I found it useful posting my daily project updates on the homepage.
Looking back at the specification, I feel my product meets most of the criteria. It's small, compact and plugs in easily into the computer. The one thing I am disappointed about is that the USB doesn't actually function. It had worked all this time and then right at the last minute when I plugged it in, it wasn't working! However, I am pleased that my product replicates a real life-size lipstick and it fits comfortably into the USB port.
Im still not fully confident with Creo Pro- I think it's a very technical and complex package. I think it will take a lot more practice for me to get to grips with it. I did run into a few problems along the way:
- The measurement for the PCB to lie into the recess was not correct, there was not enough chassis sticking out
- I did not create locating pegs in Creo for ease of assembly
- The paint chipped off the lid, at the last minute
- The lid was too tight at first then I sanded it down and it became too loose
- I sprayed red paint onto the main body, even though I had masked it off
I would like to thank John Stanley, Carrie and John Lee for their support through this project. Without it, I would have been lost!