learning through making
My first high-fidelity prototype attempt included a failed 3D print job due to a broken printer bed. I was able to view the failed print and recognize that the height of the object was taller than I expected, allowing me to iterate on height for my next prototype.
I created another prototype with floral foam. This material was not pleasant to work with since it was so malleable and dusty, but it allowed me to carve into it and see a form similar to what I imagined with the first 3D print. This helped me identify an appropriate height and test out the interaction of moving pebbles from one bowl to another.
Fortunately, I was able to 3D print the model after the third try.