Chat with Honey, and the Big Make by Peter Coyle
I had a great chat with the Power Tree’s inventor, Honey – she had made a model of the tree, and we talked about how she came up with her idea. I shared how I planned to make her idea real, and everyone involved in the video call was excited to see how it comes together! So.. over to me to make it happen. I've had a busy 2 weeks bringing together all the different bits I've been working on. I've been sanding and spraying solar panel mounts. Gluing wires into them. Solder wires for solar panels. Thermoforming branches. Twisting metal wires to give the branches strength. Designing, cutting, masking, and spraying a plastic cover for the generator. Figuring out and wiring the generator. Designing, 3D printing, and spraying a collar for the bottom of the tree. Putting it all together! There was so much more than I expected, but it was fun to work on, and... it works!