Computer tech video

When mr.Rose told us to watch this video I had no idea what it was about, of course I assumed coding but the video was more than that it was a lesson. A lesson about how you don’t have to be smart to be good at coding and its true that applies to Everything for example you don’t have to smart to be good at chess or to be good at anything. Just give it your best shot and I promise you, you will succeed.

Projects

We have done so many projects over the first quarter such as: our solder pieces, atoms, self driving cars, breakout and waterproof flashlights. My favorite project is the flashlight because we got to have fun and we got to use all of the cool materials such as: the hot glue gun, the solder machine and the saws.

Making flashlights

In class we are making flashlights the flashlights are powered by a battery 3 wires and a LED we solder the wires and pieces together so that they all work together and make the LED light, light up this was a very fun project. My favorite part was decorating the flashlight. I think the part that I struggled with the most is making the sketches. I want to thank mr. Calvert and my friends for helping me.

Breadboards

Right now you are probably thinking: what??? A breadboard? Like the one you use to cut bread on? Well I am not talking that breadboard I am talking about electronic breadboards. A Electrical breadboard is a board with a negative and a positive side, if you connect wires from a battery pack to the breadboard a IED light will go off. We are using breadboards to power our switches, if you read my other posts you will discover what a switch is.

Switches

In class we are making switches. A switch is something that makes something light up in our case a LED lights. We have to try to make a switch where tinfoil touches tinfoil for my switch I used the materials:

1. rubber bands

2. hot glue

3. tinfoil

4. cardboard

5. glitter/rhinestones

I think that this was defiantly my favorite project.

 

 

 

Solder pieces

In class we are making solder pieces. The first step  to make a design my design was on the ice cream cone then the second step is to make the circle and the third step is to put all the wires together on the circle and the fourth step is to solder solder is an 800% hot machine that glues wire and solder together.  I loved this project.

Periodic Table

We learned about the periodic table today. You are probably thinking what the heck is the periodic table, well the periodic table is a table that helps scientists explore the different types of solids, gases and liquids such as: oxygen, titanium and many others. There are many different things you can do with the periodic table. The things that the periodic table helps the most are solving problems that involve space, people and technology.

Atoms

An Atom is a small molecule like a blueberry, they surround you everywhere. Today in class we talked about atoms mr.Calvert said “an atom is just like a blueberry, and a grapefruit is earth”. I think that mr.Calvert said this to explain a fun way to talk about atoms he said that “Atoms are made of three things protons,neutrons and electrons”. Another fact is that an is the smallest element on the periodic table.

Breakout!

A few days ago we did something called Breakout. Breakout is a test or a game where you try to open a box with three locks it is challenging but are team won, on my team there was Noah, Natalia, Drew, Hugo, Cianna, Sophie, Jack, Ben and Sophie. Breakout is a hard puzzle but not impossible we first did the word code, the code was FIRST we then did the number code and then another word code. Breakout was fun and I am sad that it is over.