Today I went around my house and gathered a bunch of items such as pencils, books, paper, cardboard and plastic. After I found all these item I used the book as a base because they are the strongest of all the materials. I folded the paper to make it more stable so it wouldn’t crumple. I took the rest of the materials and stacked them up against each other and I made a tower out of all of the different materials.
The 1st week of quarantine was interesting and confusing. When we all got the email saying school was canceled and we should be social distancing, no one really knew what that meant. After everyone realized no one should be with other people, other than your family. To stay busy I have been playing basketball in my driveway and going on bike rides. It feels weird to be away from school for this amount of time but I’m sure we will get used to it.
This week in tech we started to design a box and at first I was just going to do a normal box with hinges. But then after I thought i decided to make a surprise box. A surprise box is when you make a box that has 2 channels on the side and you have a slide that goes in between them and than you attach a spider or something scary so when they open it it jumps at them. After we designed it we shaved wood with a hand plane.
Yesterday in tech we screwed nails into pieces of wood. In order to do this we had to find a screwdriver that matched the nail. Their were multiple nails and screw drivers. When I found the right one it was easy to get the nail into the wood, all I had to was line up the screwdriver and turn it to the right. But first I had to use an awl to get an initial hole in the wood because if I didn’t the screw would just fall over and not stay in balance. When I was able to screw in multiple screw it made me feel good about myself.
I know it’s crazy, it is my last blog post, I know I’m shedding a couple tears maself no doubt a bout it so is you. Scooby Dooby doo yabba dabba doo. Sorry gotta little carried away there. Tech this year has been soooooo fun. I have been making flashlights and learning about atoms. My favorite part was definitely the flashlight.
Bye Mr Calvert
This is blog post numero 8 because 8 it is my favorite number. There are soldering irons they should terrify you because they sure do terrify me. Number 8 is by far my favorite number. The soldering irons is like metal glue, That was a good one, gimme a fist bump, ok back to the topic. When you put solder on the soldering iron it melts allowing to steeck to what you are trying to solder. And I used it to keep my circuit teegother.
See ya later alligator.🧐
ok squad, what’s up my guyssss.
So today I finish quarter 2 and I need 3 more blog post. I know it is crazy. I will write about Mr Calvert. There is small guy called Bob and everyone loves squeezing him because he is soft. There are 3 drill presses that I used for the flashlight to make the switch and light bulb hole. Part 2 coming soon
See ya later cowboys.
In tech we are making flashlights out of pipes and wires but first before we can actually start to make it we have to make diagrams. The diagrams are very important in making the flashlights because everything has to be exactly right. First you measure the pipes you are going to use and draw them to scale on your diagram, then comes the hard part. You have to measure what size the wires need to be in order to fit in the pipe so you have to measure that to scale and draw it, then you have to put a switch, battery and LED light bulb which is your circuit that will light up the light bulb.
2 weeks ago we started working on a project where we make circuits that all lead to a LED light bulb. There had to b e a switch on it so we can turn it on and off, for example you could put a concudctive piece of tin foil and wrapped it around a piece of cardboard. Then you wrap it around another piece beneath it and connect it to your circuit and press the peices of tin foil together lighting up the light bulb.
Yesterday in tech we made a circuit with a battery that lights up the light bulb. There was a battery with 2 wires which one attached to the light bulb and the other connected to the switch. If you flip the switch it turns on because there are two screws that you put the wires under and tighten the screw which pins the wires down. I completed my circuit after like 15 minutes. It was a great experience and I am lucky that I didn’t start a fire.