Tech this year has been a blast, there was no tech in elementary school so tech was really fun. It was really fun because we made so many cool things that teach us many things. I am ready for
This year in tech we have used hot glue guns. Hot glue guns are pretty helpful when it comes to helping but the BURN me!! I hate it when it burns but I have to suck it up because I had to use hot glue a lot in tech. Turns out when I was burnt some UNKIND people had left it on HIGH!
In tech there are amazing things to help us. One of them is a syder machine, it lets us connect two things together. This is really helpful when we made our flashlights. Another one is the Saw. It helps to cut off pieces we don’t need. Lastly we have the drill press, this helps us make holes into something.
This is my syder person. He is a pitcher about to throw a baseball. The steps to making a syder person is really easy. First we must make a head and legs by looping it around a pencil. There we make arms using wire. Next, we much syder these things in the correct spots. Lastly make accessories and syder them on.
Our last project is Automata. That is when a thing does something that you want while turning a crank. Using Cams you can decide what you want the thing top do. For example, what I am doing is a Pokémon showdown where they are fighting while on a circle that spins.
Today I finished, my switches. It was a lot of hard work but in the end I made switches that work. After this we are going to get to play a game that involves our switches. I used tin foil, cardboard, straws, popsicle sticks, and pipe cleaners. The one on the most left has a pipecleaner that touches the tin foil when pushed down. The one in the middle is a turner, what I do is that I turn it and it touches tin foil. The one on the right turns on when the popsicle stick with tinfoil hits the other one. Hope you make switches.
In tech class, we learned about about all of the rules. These are extremely important, if you don’t follow them you can get seriously hurt. For example, the guy who did not tie his hair back. His hair got tied up and at to be cut off to get the machine back. We learned the the best progress is when you take it slow and think about what you are about to do. Science shows that rushing in doing something, is not as effective as taking it slow and taking deep breaths. Talking when using the machines make a distractiction which can hurt someone I learned that safety is extremly important.