Tech post #2 – Week two reflection

This week was the second week of tech. We did many interesting things this week. These include TinkerCad designs, drafting my box, placing an order for my box materials, and using hand planers. There were many fun and easy things, also there were a lot of hard activities. The first thing I did this week was work on my TinkerCad keychain. It was fun making the keychain and putting the letters in, but is was also challenging to measure where to put the letters and how big they should be. Then, we took our first step in building the box. We designed our box. We had to come up with how big we wanted it to be, the shape, color and details of the box. We had to consider many things when we were designing our box, but eventually I had my box al planned out. The next step in. Making our box was we had to place an order for what wood we would need. We put all the information about our box, into a survey. The last thing we did this week was, we learned how to use hand planers. We learned many things about them, for example the parts of it. There is the front handle, the soul, and the mouth. We also learned that there are different sizes of planers. We also got to try them. The bigger ones were much easier to use than the smaller ones. We had to use two hands for the bigger ones and only one hand for the smaller one. It was much easier to go fast when using the planers, because when I went slow it sometimes made rough cuts and then it would get stuck on the rough parts. Another hard part was lining the wood up straight. It had to be perfectly straight or else, when we would cut straight, the wood would not turnout straight. We did a lot of fun things this week and I can’t wait to start building the box.

Tech post #1

Yesterday we explored some wood tools. We learned how to screw some nails, fasteners etc. into blocks of wood. We used tools of all shapes, colors and sizes. It was really easy to get the screws in that had a pointy edge, however it was much harder to get the screws that didn’t have a point into the wood. There were also a bunch of different types of screw drivers. The end of the screw drivers were sometimes different and some of the screw drivers didn’t fit with some of the screws. There were also a bunch of different sizes of blocks of wood. There was a very big block, and it was much easier to get screws into the big blocks compared to the small ones. some of the screws were pretty easy to get into the wood, for example I was able to get a big grey screw into a block of wood, but then it was very challenging to get the screw out. It took a long time, but eventually I got it out. Some screws were hard to get started, because you had to make a hole to get the screw started. Once the screw was about half way in, it was pretty easy to finish it off. Overall, some combos of screw drivers, screws and wood was easy to get the screw into the wood and some were a lot harder.

News article #2: Biden flops in Iowa, Buttigieg and Bernie voters’ top picks

The results are being slow to get out of Iowa’s caucuses, but there are a few things we already know. These include: Joe Biden didn’t do as well as expected, finishing fourth, and Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders were near or at the top of the list. It was clear Biden didn’t do so well, he wasn’t viable in many caucuses. The details of the numbers are a little “murky,” there will be three sets of numbers and maybe 2 different “winners.” In the last democratic election in Iowa Biden participated in without Obama, he failed too. Therefore, he hasn’t had much success in Iowa before either. However, he came first or second in every one of the polls, and is the former Vice President, yet he still bombed Iowa.

My opinion on this is that Biden probably didn’t do so well, that is clear. I think he will probably do much better in some other states, for he is not known for doing well in Iowa. I think Buttigieg and Sanders’ numbers might decrease in certain places due to Biden’s numbers increasing.