Monday, February 29, 2016


right now i'm working on my model. i will post a picture when it's done. i also am ordering the materials from amazon and they should be here in a few weeks. i'm planning to cut open an elasto-gel sample and seeing what materials they use and how they work. i will test and compare/contrast to the materials that i'm using. this will be posted on my blog whenever i can. (most likely be on or around spring break, when i have some time)

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Making a Model

before i can advance to my actual prototype, i'll need to make a model. i'm using wire as a base and clay (model magic) for the actual thing. i still need to figure out correct measurements for head sizes. i need data for children, teens, young adults, adults, and seniors. hopefully i can find all of those soon so i can buy the right amount of velcro. all of my materials are linked (using amazon) in the post before my last.

Friday, February 19, 2016

My Poster


tuesday was idea showcase. i worked really hard on poster; including a timeline, expenses, goals, materials, charts, and drawings. the people who came really liked it, but unfortunately there weren't that many people there. i listened to their questions and now that i've collected all of my data and info, i really have to focus on building my model. i am going to use clay, wire, and a wire tool. for my actual prototype, i will need an elasto gel sample for research about the materials, a velcro strap, fabric, and polymer granules for the filling. (**all of these are just examples**) this will cost at least $50 combined, not including tools i already have at home such as water, paper, pencils, etc.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Types of Headaches

  • tmj              pain on and around the temples (in relation to jaw)

  • sinus          pain at cheekbones and in-between eyebrows

  • cluster        intense pain on and around either left or right eye

  • tension       a squeezing pain around crown of head

  • neck           pain both in the upper part of head and in the neck

  • migraine     pain over entire head, nausea, visual changes, and sensory sensitivity

Monday, February 1, 2016

Idea Showcase

i'm using piktochart to make my infographic. i made a google doc with the information for my presentation and i'm making index cards to remember my topic points. i also used piktochart for my human rights resolution in GEMS class. i like this because it has so many different templates to choose from. also, i finished my final logo. and i've been doing research to make sure no other companies or organizations have the same logo. i still need the polymer granules and the fabric. i'm gonna use velcro to make the band adjustable for every head size. i am working on blueprints right now. i have a lot going on but i think i can pull it all together for a successful idea showcase.