Technology Post #4: Box Update

Hey guys. I’ve made a lot of progress since I last posted. I recently glued all my pieces together. After I did this I sanded my whole box down on the belt sander to give it smooth sides and sharp edges. Here is a picture of that machine:

I have also completed the next step. This step is routing my box so it looks nice, and then cutting the top off. Here is a picture of what my box currently looks like:

The next step for my project is to sand the two pieces that I have right now because when I cut the top off some of the sides got uneven again. After I do some more sanding I will be ready to stain the wood and put some of the finishing touches on my box. I will be posting again very some with an update, bye!

Technology Post #3: Box Update

Hey guys, recently I started to cut and sand my wood for my box. I used a saw to cut the wood which took a while, but it was pretty fun. It was hard to do it because the wood is pretty thick so it took a while and made you pretty tired. Once you cut through a piece of wood though it feels really good. Here is a picture of all of my wood cut out and my cardboard model from earlier:


The cardboard model helped me so I could see if my wood pieces were the right size. It was frustrating when I found that they weren’t the same size so then I had to sand the wood down so it became the right size. In the next couple of weeks I am going to glue the box together and stain it so it looks really good. I am also planning on putting hinges, a latch on the front, and felt inside the box like said before. Maybe I will also make something cool to go with the box, but I don’t know yet. I’ll be posting soon with more information, bye.

Tech 7 Post #2: Boxes

Hey guys, we have recently started to make our boxes in technology. We started with planning the dimensions of our box and what we want  it to be used from. The dimensions of my box are as follows: 5in. Tall, 5in. Wide, and 8.5in. Length. I want the box to be used to hold important personal items such as photos or momentous. I also want my box to have a latch on the back and hinges on the back. Lastly, I want my box to have felt in it so it looks nicer and for it to be stained. After we did this we stated to draw the pieces of our box on cardboard as a mock draft of the real wooden one. We used a scroll saw to cut the pieces of wood and then we taped the pieces of cardboard together to get my mock box. Ill be posting again soon about my book, bye!

Tech 7 Post #1: Safety

What is up guys. Recently in technology we learned about the safety in the tech room. There are many machines that were new to me that we didn’t use in technology last year. We learned some of the basic safety of the room like no running, and no distracting someone while they are working. We also learned the dangers of some of the machines in the room when we did an activity where we put different colored post it notes on different tools and machines depending on how dangerous we thought they were. The green post in, meaning not dangerous was put on things like tape, stools, and safety glasses. The yellow post it was put on the vises, and a couple other things. The orange post it was put on things like the saw, the drill press, and most of the other big machines. The pink post it was put on things like the ventilation system and the figure extinguisher. The safety is so important because some things in the room could be very dangerous and if we didn’t know how to use them correctly, we could get seriously hurt. I will be posting again soon.

Tech Post #9: Flashlights

Hi guys,

In technology right now we are starting to make our plans for the flashlights that we are making. The only two rules about the flashlight is that it has to be waterproof and it has to fit in a box of a certain size. To make the flashlight we are using plumbing pipes which are pretty strong. We haven’t actually started to make the flashlight yet, but the planning is pretty interesting. I can’t wait to start making the flashlight and see how it turns out. I will be posting again soon about the flashlights and how they work. Hope everyone had a great Break and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Tech Post #8: Switches

Hey guys,

Hope that everyone is having a great break. I briefly talked about my switches in my post about breadboards, but lets get more into it. I made three different switches that all work in different ways. All of the switches can be both turned one and turned off. My first one you have to push and pull horizontally to get the switch to work. My second one you have to twist to get the switch to work. My third one you have to push and pull vertically to get the switch to work. We got to make the switches with any different materials, but here is how they work. There needs to be tinfoil on at least two parts of each switch. When you push, pull, spin, throw, twist, or however your switch works these two pieces of tinfoil need to touch. When this happens the electricity runs through the switch which can allow it to complete a circuit and light something up. The switches took about two weeks to make and it was a lot of fun. Hope everyone has a good rest of the break. Bye.

Tech Post #7: Breadboards


Hey guys,

In technology recently we used breadboards to connects to our switches. The breadboard has many different holes. We put jumper cables into certain holes that were aligned on the breadboard with the LED’s we put 0n the breadboard. We then connected alligator clips on one side into the breadboard and the other side was connected to our switch. When the switch was properly switched on the LED’s lite up and it was really cool. It was hard to create and took a little while to make, but it was still fun. If you don’t put the effort in you won’t end up with a good result. I’ll be posting again soon. Bye.

Tech Post 6: Solder People

Hey guys, what up. In tech lately we have been doing some really cool things. One of the things that we did was make solder people. We used metal to shape mini people that are doing different things. My solder person was playing baseball, and it was really fun to make. We used a soldering iron to basically glue the different parts of the mini person together. The soldering iron has a really hot tip and when you touch it to a small piece of metal it melts it making metal glue. The glue dries really quickly. My person Look really cool and it can also stand which is pretty cool. I can’t wait to tell you guys about the other project we are creating, bye.

Tech Post #5: Voltage

Hey guys,

In technology class we recently learned about voltage and how batteries work. So there is a positive and a negative side to every battery. There are electrons that are trying to get to the positive side of the battery. They go out of the negative side, go through the whole circuit, and then go back into the battery, but this time on the positive side. If there is no resistance, the lightbulb, then the electrons will overheat the circuit and then cause a fire which is not good unless you like starting fires. That is all that I have to tell you. I will be posting soon about more cool things. Bye!

Tech post #4: Circuits

Hey guys,

In technology today we made circuts. We had to connect a battery to wires, that connected to a switch, which connected to more wires, which connected to a light bulb, which connected to more wires that connected back to the battery.

This is a picture of the circuit.

The circuit was a lot of fun to make and it took me about fifteen minutes to create. I hope that I will get to create similar and more complicated circuits in classes to come with possibly more lights and other things too. I will be posting again soon. Bye.