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Science Design Project #3

My project went through a few iterations before its final form. Originally I wanted to have a 3d printed case holding the wiring for aesthetic appeal but due to time constraints, I was unable. My project was simple in concept but difficult still, there were several problems with the copper wire I had at my disposal.  The wire I was using was coated with rubber and in order to use the needed amount I had to strip it. This took a considerable amount of time and the wire ended up being far too thick to be used in the proper way. I then found the proper wire which sped the process up significantly since it wasn’t coated. The actual process of the design required 2 coils of copper wire both of which consisted 30 loops all the while making sure to leave three prongs open for the eventual wiring. I achieved this by wrapping the copper wire around a glue container.

At this Point, I had the two coils so I now had to construct the circuit. I worked with one of the teachers and we created a blueprint that demonstrates the energy flow throughout the circuit.

I had to connect a 2n2222 transistor to a resistor. At this point, it was a matter of wiring and soldering. I had to connect the resistor to the middle prong of the transistor then connect the middle and far right prongs from the copper wire coil to those. Then, I had to connect the far left prong of the copper wire to the positively charged wire in the USB power connector. Finally, I had to connect the negatively charged wire for the USB power cable to the last remaining prong on the transistor. Now the circuit was completed.

This was a much more efficient improvement than my original design which entailed the connection of the wires to be done without soldering. Originally I tried to just wrap the wires together but that proved to not be as successful as soldering.

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Science and Engineering Project #2

Plan for the next 4 classes:

Class 1: Finnish sketch and get it approved. Figure out better container system for wiring. Figure out proper voltage for the power brick.

Class 2: Begin prototype with cardboard casing. Strip wiring and create the initial set up

Class 3: Create a more refined version in 3d printed model and polish set up with the case.


Class 4: Finish final tasks

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Science and Engineering Project 2019

Prototypes and Ideas:

This is a better example of what I would like to do. My phone comes with wireless charging capabilities so I would only need to create the first unit.

This a potential project. The only materials I would need are copper wire, masking tape, and an iPhone charging cord. Now I just need to see other examples that are more refined and more aesthetically pleasing.

This video was helpful because although I don’t think this would be a good project it did lead me to the conclusion that I want to make a wireless charger.

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Project Enable Reflection

During this project we learned about cell mutation and how and why disorder happen.  We chose specific disabilities to study and learn about. I chose fragile X and learned about the effects and what struggles someone with it might face. This project let us empathize on another level due to our better understanding of our chosen disorder. Our end goal was to design a product to help enable someone with a disorder. I made a “fidget cube phone case.” The idea was to allow someone with fragile X to use their phone case as a stress ball and music hub. Due to the fact that people with fragile X can’t speak they usually have a phone with a text to speech app alongside them, so i thought if they had a phone, why not make a phone case that would also help them.

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Trade Up Reflection

During this project, Trade Up, we were tasked with creating a society. We looked at most aspects of a civilization and replicated them in our ideal ways. Near the end of the project our respective societies met up and traded our resources, in doing so my group, Artego, became part of a trading agreement with a few other societies. In this group we made sure every society had ample resources and provided each other with protection.  In this project I thought my group did pretty well. We communicated really well and got work done on time. Overall I believe this project was one of my favorites and I really enjoyed the material as well as the execution.

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Colby One Day 2K18

Today during One Day we went over to the apartments to interview the tenants. We asked them various questions about their lives all the while filming B roll and recording natural sounds in the area. We intend to turn this into a full piece but for today we created an outline for the final project. It was mine and my partners job to take the b roll and turn them into transitions for the piece.

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Substance Abuse Response

When you take substances to alter your body shape, you might see quick results. While this sounds good, It is probable you will never see enough changes. It can become addictive and dangerous. You might lose to much wait, not to mention all the side effects from these drugs. It should be obvious that the solution is an organic method. A good diet and a steady exercise regime is the proper route but that’s too much work for some people. It’s very much a “you can’t have your cake and eat it too” situation, you want the results without doing work which results in dire consequences.

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2017-2018 Ignite Week Reflection

During this past Ignite Week I decided to make a cable management system to house all the loose wire around my desk.  I wanted enough space to hold an extension cord so there would be almost no wire showing. I thought about the “need” aspect of this project and how we were supposed to fulfill one, so I went through multiple ideas that I could have made but this was the only one that really solved a problem I had. I have very little space under my desk and all the wires are really annoying to have to deal with so thus my idea for this project. I remembered this product called the Ikea Signam that also housed loose cables and that was the inspiration for this project.  One challenge I faced during this project was trying to incorporate the stool I brought to up cycle but all the ways I thought  of would just be a waste. I ended up not using the stool. One success I had during this project was being able to build my contraption pretty quickly so that left me plenty of time to paint. My design changed drastically during this process so I feel this helped improve my L21 goal because of the adapting I had to do. I think any project using tools can greatly help you in the future as well as my l21 goals.


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Grade 8 mentoring Trip Reflection

In September of 2017 my class and I went on a trip to shimenshan, a town with surrounding mountains and lakes. It was an experience. One strength I had during this trip was my ability to easily climb the wall despite my fear of highest. One weakness I had during this trip was my attitude, I am very cynical and when I heard about the wall climb I thought it would be a waste of time but it turned out very fun.

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One Day Video

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