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Week 4 (SANDING)

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Hello all

This week I had the chance to begin to sand my front, back, and both sides. It required a lot of focus but I was happy with the result. First Ms. Giroux handed me a dust mask, when I put it on, tons of hot air rushed into my face once I breathed. To make matters worse, once I put my goggles on, they immediately fogged up. Even though I thought this would slow me down, it made me stronger. After waiting for 10 minutes, it was my turn to sand on the belt sander. When I turned it on, it seemed very imitating because of its loud, roaring noise. I was ready, I put on my glasses and my mask and pushed my wood against the machine. It worked, I was overwhelmed with joy. Overall this was a great experience for me.

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Week three (cutting the pieces)

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Hello all,

This week I began to cut out all of the pieces  that I needed for my box. It was very fun and I am happy to share it with you guys. When I got my first plank of wood to use, I felt overwhelmed but excited for what was to come. Using a ruler, I was able to make out the dimensions of my length and with. To make straight long lines I used a T-square. They would be used for my top and my bottom. After an approval from Ms. Giroux, I was able to cut my pieces using a hand saw. To start I had to put the wood in the vice, then I carefully moved my saw back and forth until the whole piece was cut in two. I was very nervous that I would get in trouble because my pieces were crooked, but I was relived to hear that they can be sanded. A few days later, I cut out the front and the back, and right and the left side using the same process. Now, I can put my pieces together to make a box. Next step, sanding and then glueing. I am very excited for weeks to come.Bye 🙂

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Designing My Box

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Today I started to work on my box. It was a very challenging process that required a lot of focus and determination. Once I decided what the dimensions of my box were, I started to draw them out on a piece of paper. My hands were shaking when I made the lines because I was so nervous that would mess up. I was so focused on perfection that I forgot to let loose and have fun. Once I finished I was very relived because I knew that the most grueling work had been done. The next day, I had to submit the exact dimensions of my box on a google form. This was way less difficult than the other part. Later in the week, week got to work with hand planners. There role is too smooth out wood. When I used it, I enjoyed it a lot because it was very satisfying and addictive because of the noise and pieces that it made. Overall, it was a great week and hope that more weeks can be a great as this one.

BYE.

 

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First time working with wood!!

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The other day, I worked with wood my first time. It was a really great experience and I cant wait to work with it again. To start the class I grabbed a large piece of wood and started to try to insert a small screw into the wood. From the start I noticed that the tip of the screw was not very sharp. Then I started to hit the screw like a nail. This worked for a little bit until I was told by Ms. Giroux not to hit it. When picked up a large screw, I knew that it would be easier to insert into the wood because it was much sharper than the smaller screw. When my screw wen t through the wood and hit the table I instantly knew that it was time for the vise to come into action. I inserted about two more big screws until my hands were numb. A few minutes later when I looked across they room, I saw my classmate Luke trying to split a piece of wood with screws. I asked if I could help,  and after he said yes, me, along with two other kids tried helplessly to split the wood in half. When the class period ended and we had not split the wood yet, we were devastated but happy with our effort. We hope to work on it another time. In the end, this experience has taught me to never give up on the thinks that you really want.

 

 

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Reflection on Technology Class

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Categories: 6th Tech

Overall, I had a total Blast in Technology. It was a great way to start off the year and hope other kids agree. Mr. Calvert was a great teacher. He was so nice and was also soooo helpful I will never forget these two and a half months of my life I hope that my my next quarterly will be fun but I’m pretty sure that Tech ology will still be the best. So long for now.

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Finishing my Automata

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There was only one step left in finishing my automata. I had to think of something that would spin around. Right away I knew I wanted to make something funny, iconic, out of the ordinary. Straight away I knew I wanted to do someone from a T.V. show. At first I wanted to do someone from a show like, [The Office, or Friends]. But then I realized that I wanted to do a cartoon. They first cartoon that came to mind for me was [The Simpsons]. The I thought who is the happiest person from The Simpsons. Then it came too mind. Homer Simpson. That. Was. It.

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Starting my Automata

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The new project in Technology Class was making automata. Before we started to build we watched a long video about this guy who made automatas. I was impressed he made HUGE games with levers and pulleys. On the first day when I started to make my automata I just created the box that it would be inside. But on the second day, I started to come up with my inner design. In the end I finished my Inner design but I had to come up with a thing that will spin round and round.

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The Circuits of a Flashlight

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The most important part in making a flashlight is creating the circuit. After all without a circuit the flashlight won’t turn on. To create your switch you need three wires, a battery, a switch, and a light bulb. To create the switch you have to connect the battery, switch, and light bulb together with the wires by soldering. When soldering you have to be careful because if you accidentally put solder on the battery then the battery can burn. After you finish the circuit you have to put the switch through the hole you made on your body. The put the Cap’s on and you’re done.

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The Body of a Flashlight

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When making the body of the flashlight I was pressured because if I messed something up then I would have to start all over. First I had to cut out the length of the flashlight with a big saw. If you made a bad cut you would have to start over. Then you would have to make holes in the body where you will put the switch. You would make the wholes with the drill press and the drill press made me nervous.

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Making Flashlights

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In technology class, us students were given the opportunity to make flashlights. We were making or flashlights with wires, a small battery, pvc pipes, a switch, a light bulb, and tons of creativity!! To make a flashlight you have to create a design, then get the matireals you need, then get to work! Some of the more difficult and dangerous parts of making a flashlight involve soldering, sawing, and using a drill press. The best part is that when you finish the mechanical part you et to decorate. Bye for now but I will have more posts on how to make flashlight.

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