Finally, I have finished my flashlight. I decorated it, and assembled it. Now, I have started making a set of doll furniture, including a red and green popsicle stick table, gold-colored cardboard benches, a multi-colored sofa, and maybe even a gold and pink bed! I am also probably going to make 2 pipe-cleaner people to accommodate the furniture. In that case, I will make 2 beds! Anyway, this will be my last post, because tech is ending soon, but I will update this post as I finish my doll furniture. Any updates will be in a different color. Overall, I am so excited to finish this project, but also sad, because tech is ending soon. Bye!
In tech I finished my sketch. I cut, stripped, and soldered my circuit. I cut a PVC pipe for my my flashlight. Let me explain to you how I did this. First off, soldering the circuit. When I solder, I am melting metal together. This is strong bond, but will break if you don’t put enough solder on, or pull it apart. To solder, we wear safety glasses, and use a soldering stick, or a piece of wire, to get the solder going. You can’t apply to much, otherwise it will go into your battery, and you have to get a new one. Now, cutting the PVC pipe. To cut the PVC pipe, you use a saw. One partner holds the pipe so it won’t move, and the other one saws! Overall, I am so excited to finish my flashlight!
In tech we started to draw our flashlights! First I drew the 45˚ angle pipe that the light comes out of. Then I drew the tripod on the bottom, with all the caps. A little more on why I decided to design my flashlight the way I did. I figured that you would be able to stand it up, but also be able to carry it. I also drew my circuit. The light is coming out of the 45˚ angle pipe, and the switch is in the back. Overall, I am so excited to keep working on my flashlight!
Today in tech, we learned how to draw items to scale. We learned the scale we were working with. Our scale was that one square was .25”. We did a lot of practices, where we measured a PVC pipes and then drew them to scale. Then we started brainstorming our flashlight idea. I wanted to do a tripod on the bottom with a 45˚ angle pipe on top, with the light coming out from the 45˚ angle.