On to Road to A New Design- Andrea Cazares

Hi everyone, my name is Andrea and you might recognize me from the SEAS group but I am here today to let you know about a new group I’ve been involved in. My teammate and I have been working diligently to complete a new project that I think our school will be very happy about. We have come up with a new product called “ARS charging station.” The idea came from some fellow classmates saying that a charging station was an absolute must. Now we are well on our way to designing our very own and using it to help better our school.

An idea of a wooden design.
An idea of a wooden design.

Have you ever been working on a research project in class, on your phone, and suddenly you realize that you your phone is about to die? Well my partner Idalis and I are here for you! This new charging design will feature sustainable wood and holes on the side to allow for quick charging of your design. Simply insert a power strip into one of the holes and with that, multiple devices can be charged. Idalis and I both have iPhones, however, we are making sure to include Android chargers. No iPhone? No problem. We want to reach out to all of our classmates and meet the needs for every single one of them.

This is a brainstorm for our design.
This is a brainstorm for our design.

Our class work days have consisted of making sketches and finishing the Deliverable. Idalis, with her engineering expertise, has just finished a beautiful sketch of our design on AutoCad. I have been working on the business aspects of the project and finishing up the Proposal.


After days of scrolling through endless pictures of charging stations, we have come to the conclusion that we want ours to be different that the rest. Though the idea of a charging station isn’t exactly original, we want to add an original touch that’s still being decided at the moment. One thing that is for certain, is that our design is going to be great.

The days that are ahead of us include the actual building of the product. On Thursday we will hit the Maker Space and start production of the product. We’re really excited to put our ideas into action and make it as great as we possibly can. I haven’t personally worked with the wood cutting tools since I was in 7th grade. Now that I’m a senior, I hope that I can catch on fast. Because I am in the Biomedical pathway, I don’t necessarily ever really build stuff so I’m thrilled to put my design into something tangible. I can’t wait to design!

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