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, I finished my pendant. I left off saying I was putting it together, right? Anyway, after I put my pieces together, I soldered. I was kind of scared, because The soldering iron gets up to 842˚ F, and I didn’t want to burn myself. It was really cool! There was liquid metal oozing out of the iron, but almost as soon as it hit air, it dried, and was not hot anymore!! Overall, I really liked doing this, and am proud of what I made.
In technology, we have been working on wire pendants. This basically means that we are making jewelry out of wires. This is our first real project! The first thing we did was brainstorm designs. Our designs had to have only 5 wires, because we are just beginning. We made 15 designs, all of them were different. Then we picked the one we wanted to make. I chose a simple sunset design. The second thing we did was we made our circles that we were going to put our design in. We did this by using a cylinder made out wood, to wrap them wire around and create a perfect circle. Then, we very tightly wrapped the remaining wire around the wire we didn’t touch before. Overall, I am super excited to continue working on this project!