I am really sad to be leaving tech because I think that tech has taught me a lot of things, like about atoms and trying to achieve something. I remember being excited everyday for tech, but now, it’s all over! I hope that I can come back again to this tech classroom!!! 😊
Hi! today is the last day of tech and we are just finishing up some stuff that we have to do. I am really sad, even though Mr.Calvert said that we could come and do things at lunch or after school. I am thinking that tech is the best quarterly so far because we get to make things that we haven’t made before and do fun things like making flashlights and circuits. Some things that I think were the best about tech:
In this blog post, I will be talking about the challenges and the easy parts of building a flashlight.
Making the plan – I thought that making the plan was pretty hard because this was where the whole thing started and you had to make a lot of decisions about angles and circuits.
Making the circuit – Making the circuit involved soldering, and I tend to get scared of heat being too close and soldering can melt hair. I made sure to stay well away from the soldering iron because if my hair got melted, I would never see the end of it.
Drilling holes – Drilling holes was very easy because there was not as much danger as soldering and I didn’t need as much precision as soldering.
Decorating – I love decorating (as you could see in my last blog post) and I might have decorated too much, but I loved that it made flashlight building more fun than if we had to keep them all plain.
Today, we drilled holes into our flashlights. We drilled these holes with a drill press:
We also started decorating our flashlights with gems, Pom poms, and Sharpies. My flashlight’s plan was already drafted and I think that this helps me a lot because without the blueprint, I would be very disorganized and I do not think that when building a flashlight, this is good. I also think that I always had something to come back to if I couldn’t remember what I intended to do.
We are in hte middle of making flashlights! Mr.Calvert told us we had to make a blueprint for making the flashlights. The materials that are most likely going to be used are PVC pipes, wires, a switch, and an LED light. The flashlights are supposed to be waterproof. They are supposed to look like this:
I am very excited to do this and with a little bit of help, I will make a great flashlight! 😄
Today we built circuits and I thought it was really fun! here is a picture of my circuit:
The battery is connected to two wires. These wires are going to then connect to the switch and then there is another wire that will connect to the light bulb. Then, the light bulb would go on. I had a lot of fun and even though it took some help and a lot of time, I hope I will build a circuit later on! 😊
Today we learned about circuits and how they work. I found this very interesting, especially when Mr.Calvert told us to go to www.nearpod.com for our daily “do now”. Nearpod is a website that Mr.Calvert introduced to us at the beginning of tech. This time, he gave us another link to a website which gave us a menu of things like batteries and wire. He wanted us to try to make a circuit before he explained it to us later on. WHat I found interesting about ht website was that we could build a circuit on the computers just like we could build a circuit in real life, just a lot easier and a little faster than building a circuit in real life.
We also learned a little bit about what we are going to be doing tomorrow. THere were things in the tray in the middle of our table like these:
We had also learned how to use wire cutters and this is what they looked like:
I think that I am going to enjoy building circuits very much and hope to be doing it tomorrow on the thirtieth of November! 😜
Hi! I am going to tell you about my first day in the tech room. It’s so amazing! There are lots of different tools in there, like the hot glue guns and the cabinets where all of the things are stored. The items that mostly caught my attention were the posters on the wall because they had quotes that were really interesting on them from different famous inventors. Here is one of the quotes I saw on the wall by Thomas Edison:
I found this quote inspirational and a lot of questions crossed my mind. For example, a big question was “What are all these things everywhere?!”. I was very confused at the beginning but I understood it better by the end of the class. I am definitely going to have a great quarter in tech! I’m so excited to learn more and have fun!
I am thinking about the Capstone share right now as if it was the best thing in my whole entire life. When I looked back at the video of myself presenting, I noticed so many things that I could have made better. Here are some things that I thought were good in my presentation:
I engaged the audience
I didn’t talk too fast
Here are some things I did that I could have made better:
Speak WAY LOUDER!
Have a more confident voice
I loved doing this presentation because mostly, it gave me a chance to be a little more confident and be in front of an audience live instead of me on a video. I hope to do these types of presentations again some other time!