The Friday After School vending machine designers have completed most of the hard, hard, problem solving work. We've prototyped different vending mechanism, did and re-did components, and talked a lot about how we might do things, rather than actually doing things that would become usable components later.
This week, however, we had a shift.
I stopped asking, "So, how would we do that?"
Now I'm just saying, "Okay, let's do that!"
With confidence and comfort in full swing, the Tinkerers took a lot of time to identify and solve problems with our design.
They worked as a team to complete tasks quickly.
They also solved a lot of design challenges, and are slowly transforming this skeleton of a vending machine into something that we can actually USE in two weeks!