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!