Since I’m a second-year student I wanted to go above and so I found out how marketable my hovercraft is. On Amazon, I found hovercrafts ranging from $12 to $85. The $12 hovercraft was so bad that the specs for it weren’t even provided. The $85 hovercraft was even better than my hovercraft. The hovercraft I made had a total cost of $256, so money is the main reason I think my hovercraft isn’t marketable. However, there are two more reasons. The first is material. My hovercraft is made out of a light foam called Depron, while the $85 hovercraft is made out of high-grade hard plastic. The plastic will last much longer than my hovercrafts Depron. The second reason is the battery. My hovercraft’s battery takes 6 hours to charge fully and only gives me 20 min of play time, plus if my battery gets too low and you try and charge it, it explodes. The battery on the $85 dollar hovercraft never explodes, but it also only takes four hours to charge and gives you 15 min of play time. That means that the $85 hovercrafts battery has a better charge time to play time ratio than my battery. Overall I think that my hovercraft would not be marketable due to its overpriced cost, dangerous/ineffective batteries, and weak foam body. Looking back to last year when I started Bluestamp, I wanted to try hands-on engineering. This year I continued on that path and kept learning and improving. I improved greatly on 3D CAD making, applied physics, and construction. I learned how to make a four bar linkage system, and also had to learn to sew (which is pretty hard). I feel immensely more prepared to take on engineering project and challenges in the future. Coming back to Bluestamp this year only reaffirmed my want to become an engineer and to continue to do what I love. I can’t wait for my next engineering project and am so thankful that BlueStamp helped me find my passion.