Blog post #7 the flashlight project (pt 1)

Dear Mr. Calvert,

Hello, in this blog post I will be talking about the flashlight project. So far, I have brainstormed my design and wrote down the scale of it and also the wires that will be inside of it. My wires length are, 9 inches, 5 1/2 inches and 3 1/2 inches. My connector is 3 1/2 inches. The next step will be to cut the connector to the exact size and find the perfect size wires. I have kind of started that but I haven’t cut the connector or the wires yet. I will make a blog post in about a week continuing this one.

Blog post #6 the three switches game

Dear Mr. Calvert,

Hello, in this blog post I will be telling you about the three switches game. I thought that this game was really fun because we got to race each other and see who got through the whole deck of cards the fastest. I came in second place behind Eamon in my group but I still had a lot of fun. It was also super cool since we were playing a game with the switches that WE made. Anyways, I really liked this project and thought it was really fun.

Blog post #5 the three switches

Dear Mr. Calvert,

In this blog post, I will be telling you about my three switches. It was the last day that we were doing switches, and I had only one of them done! Thankfully, I had my other two switches planned out. I was next in line for the glue guns and I glued two pieces of cardboard that were parallel to each other on a cardboard. Then I placed another piece of cardboard on top of it but just before I was about to glue it, I realized that this wasn’t going to work. I started panicking and tried improvising on the spot and finally I came across another idea, maybe I could glue another cardboard piece in the middle and then move it from side to side. I decided that was going to be what I do. I quickly did that for my last two switches and then I was done right before it was time to clean up! I was relieved.

Blog post #4 the jewelry piece (pt 2)

Dear Mr. Calvert,

In this blog post, I will be continuing about the jewelry piece. Last time I left off I was talking about how I was creating my design and now I will be continuing that. After I finished making my design, I signed up for the soldering iron and waited in line. When it was finally my turn, I started soldering but my fin for the fish came off! I was a little bit disappointed, but I made a new fin and then continued. I was almost done with my whole thing and then the mouth of the fish also completely fell off and at this point I was thinking of doing my jewelry piece all over again. But I continued and made a new mouth, and in the end, it all worked out!

Tech post #3 The jewelry piece

Dear Mr. Calvert,

Hello, for this weeks blog post I will be talking about the jewelry piece. I chose to make this piece for my mom. On the brainstorming sheet I came across many ideas like, a tennis ball, a wave, a heart, and many more! But in the end, I decided to go with a fish. I had a couple of details on the fish like a fin, and I gave it a nice smile! Then, I made my jewelry frame, the first one that I made, was not very good, but by the second and third time, I really got the hang of it. I definitely could have made it even better and done it a couple of more times, but I felt satisfied with my result and chose to go with my third one. After that, I had to put the details on my frame and I am currently still on that step. I will have another blog post very soon continuing about the jewelry piece when I am completely finished with it!

 

From, Martin Mihaylov

Tech blog post #2 The size of the universe lesson

Dear Mr. Calvert,

Hello, for this weeks blog post I will be telling you about “the size of the universe” lesson. I really liked this lesson because it had a great combination of crazy facts and learning new things. This lesson was also very engaging and I think that everyone really enjoyed it. I know that I did. At the start, you told us that we would be amazed at how big the universe really is and I was like, ok, maybe the universe is pretty big. But after the lesson, I was truly astonished. Also, voyager one and two seemed really cool and I actually have looked a little more into them.

Tech post #1 What I am excited for in tech

Dear Mr. Calvert,

I am very excited for tech this year and in this blog post I will be telling you all about it. To start off, I really liked tech in elementary school and I love using computers, machines, and other things like these. I am excited to do it again this year. The machines in your room look very cool and I am looking forward to using them. The first couple of lessons have been very engaging and I learned so much from them! I especially liked the one about the universe and atoms. I knew that the universe was big, but not THAT big! Anyways, I am very excited to have tech this year.