Sewing for donation

My goal in this one-day project is to make a useful product that can be donated for kids in need.

My hopes for this one-day sewing donation is to learn and improve my hand sewing skills.

Define and Inquire

Discover:

Since it is winter now and we have big winter jackets but at the same time, there are also many children suffering in the cold. So I think that if we all help do something for them they can be warm and comfortable too. We decided that making things that can be useful for them will be the best to make and give form us.

But time might be a big limit for us since it is only a one-day project some of our product might need more time than others do so project unfinished is a limited problem for us now. Another problem is that when you need to make something when you’re still in the prosses of learning might be another difficult thing to do as learners in sewing. Other than limited for time, another thing is that the materials that we have could be a limitation for us.

Empathize:

This project is all going to give to a charity and donating to children that need this to keep warm throughout the winter.

Analyze:

In order to do these for donations, I need to learn to sew and learn about the materials what we need to make winter wears for the children. Also, we can get inspirations from the internet, look up for pictures and videos to learn how to make different winter wears.

Drop #0

In Project Collisions, I am creating a system to deliver fast but healthy food by drones. The drone will release the package from a height up to 10 meters and my job as an engineer is to develop a solution so that the package is protected in its fall.

 

For Drop 0, a package with the dimensions of 12 meters, 14 meter, and 16 meters was dropped from a height of 5 meters. Below is a photograph of the package:

This is a picture of our package.

The package will hold some hot food, a burger, some juice or drink, some fruits and maybe some little snack such as chips. Inside, items are organized like this:

This is a quick sketch of the inside of our package.

The purpose of Drop 0 is to get baseline data about our package. The group developed a testing procedure so that we can be consistent on how data is collected throughout the design cycle.

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During the drops, I noticed that the speed of the package dropping is very fast so it means that if we want to add a parachute it needs to be strong but not too heavy for our package.  Also, a wonder that I have watching was how can we make sure that our package lands softly and slowly with a parachute. The following data was collected:

This is our data table which records the force that was applied when dropping the package.

The average time it took for our package to fall the 5 meters was____________________<amount of time in seconds>. Using LoggerPro, we plotted out the fall of the package.

This is a screenshot of the data that’s collected from Logger Pro.

This is the whole video of our drop.

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A force plate at the bottom of the drop was used to collect data on the impact force of the package. Our group was okay on how accurate we drop the package we missed on the plate for once out if three times of drop.  As a project metric for accuracy, we want our project to land right on the force plate in order to make accurate data.

The average force on impact was around 110 to 150. As a project metric, our group has decided to make sure the landing is soft and not out of the place too much, more than 2 meters.

Summary: Project Metrics

Our team has decided that the three most important criteria to design towards are the landing to be soft and safe, the food needs to be still hot and not soft and spilling out, and also being accurate when landing.  Below, each metric is described and the goals were determined by data from Drop 0.

  • Soft landing, land with a force of 30 to 50newtons.
  • Accurate landing, we need it to land on the force plate.
  • Food is separated, not soggy, not combined.

Our group is now building the first prototype. I hope that it helps us see and learn more about the mistake that we have and improve to make it better and better.

Fresh Water

Natalie was in a happy family of four, her parents, her brother and her. But secrets and mysteries can be around. Natalie’s family was the happiest family around the neighborhood, they’re kind, helpful to each other. But is this really who they are? Dad works at a big “business only” building, he often goes out to work early and always comes late in the evening, he always works very hard for “our family”. But horrible things can come to any family, so war came to her family. It was terrifying but at the same time where’s Dad? He’s going out much more often before the war. Like he knew it will come…

Click this link to read more about my story. Fresh Water

  • One challenge that I had was to make sure the QR code works and choose a size to print out.
  • I developed my collaboration skill and my communication skill.
  • I am proud of how we are communicating and getting feedback every time because it helps our group improve, get better.

 

This is the design cycle.

This is our group’s first print. It only has walks and doors.

This is our group’s final print. We changed a few stuff and added some things inside.

Click this link to see our group’s flyover. Flyover

Click this link to see our process of this math TinkerCAD project.  http://blogs.isb.bj.edu.cn/23tracyh/2018/11/23/habitats-tinkercad-project/

Habitats Tinkercad Project

This is Elizabeth’s floor plan

This is what our final design look like in tinkerCAD now.

● As a collaborator, I felt that I can help my teammates and share my ideas with them. Also as a team, I think that we collaborate well because when we needed some time to catch up we don’t just interrupt them we find a time that we can all be with each other and send many times of something that our teammates need being very patient.

● I am happy with the final design because It includes all our ideas and thinkings in our group, didn’t put in one person thinking because think that which is the best so we need to do it like that.

● One thing that I noticed our group did well when working together was being very nice and patient with our teammates, helping them when they needed the help.

● One challenge that we had when working together was catching up because in different reasons we are not able to work together at first but after we are we help each other catch up and explain what we need to.

Egg In To Water & Corn syrup Investigation

My design is repeatable by another person because I have a procedure and I planned for the whole investigation. I realized that the data table is a little messed I would like to maybe change the order on the data table. It might have been an issue in my data collection because Sometimes the titles make it hard to see.  An improvement that I would make if doing this investigation again is just careful with the eggs and try not to break it so that we can have more opportunities for investigations. Additional information that I would like to collect to have me understand more about this phenomenon is Models & Data, clear.

This is the data table for this investigation

This is the procedure for this investigation

This is the lab plan for this investigation

What? So What? Now What?

What? So What?

I think a problem that we’re facing today is not enough fresh, clean water and people are also not always as aware of the use of it. And this address to my narrative because in my story there are wars because of the control over fresh, clean water and people are realizing the problem when it’s almost too late, we migrated from one place to another because of water, we are starting to move to places that have more water but in the main time it also means that there will be more likely to have war around because of the control. It’s like we see the leader as the best if they have control of clean fresh water. I hear and read before that there are only 3% of fresh water that we people can use on earth, the other 97% is water in the ocean, which are the salty water. Also, when I was researching I found that we are using fresh water so fast and so much that we might even run out of the water some day in the future so if we aren’t aware of this issue we might have a big problem in the future.

Now What?

I think that we should really be aware of how and when to use water, to truly understand the problem so that if everyone could do something to help then the problem might not get as worse later in the future. One thing that I can Collect data on is that how long do I take a shower in a month or a week. I can start to try and waste less water, and in the sometimes remind my family members to do the same as well. Or I can also tell my friends, family about how serious this issue is so that they can make a change too. This makes me realize I need to see the importance of fresh clean water to us and try to not waste water as much.

November Field Study- Collection 3

This is our data table.

This is what the big tree looks like this time. I notice that the leaves on the trees are much fewer than the last time, the percentage of leaves on the trees are distinctly different from the start.

This is the big tree. I notice that the color of the trunk of the tree. The leaves are falling off the tree easily.

This is a closer look at the trunks for the big tree.

This is a picture of the mushroom tree that we took this time.

The mushrooms look like their shrink, they seemed smaller but more mushrooms were there.

Today, I notice that the mushrooms on the mushroom tree seem to be smaller, shrank. But after counting it on the trees we found out that the numbers of mushrooms on the tree has actually increased instead of decrease. There were 59 mushrooms last time back in October and 101 mushrooms this time. I wonder why did the numbers of mushrooms has increased.

I think the purpose of this field study is to learn, practice to collect data and observe different changes throughout a period of time.

4Fs Foragers, Farmers, Factories

This blog post is icons to represent the different thing in the different times.

This Is The Link To Canva:

https://www.canva.com/design/DADIW8V5iAY/share?role=EDITOR&token=_n3SqWVwvU3wmLE7hqUnmQ&utm_content=DADIW8V5iAY&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=sharebutton

 

This Is The Link To Explanation For Icons:

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River Field Study – Data Collection 2

This photo was taken when we are writing down all the data that we found today.

This time there are 95 mushrooms on the mushroom tree (44 less ) and 19 human impacts ( 13 more) around the big tree also 185 glass pieces (84 less)on the glass patch.

This time I can see a really big difference between last time, there are less glass and mushrooms but more HUMAN IMPACT on the big tree. The color of the leaves has changed and the color of the brunch too.

How Much privacy Do You Still Have?

TRACY HO 

Do you really know that much about companies that collect your data? Do you really want no privacy in your life? These days, technology is starting to cover up and control our lives. They know your plans each day, and from your data, they are aware of your daily patterns. They can take away your thinking, they replace it and do it for you, and they can even plan for the next step of your life. Is this really what you want? Throughout the years, you will just be living like a baby, technology will just do everything for you, you don’t need your brain to think because technology thinks for you, you don’t need your legs because technology knows where you’re going and carries you , you don’t need your arms because they know what you want and will also pick it up for you. And all of that is from collecting your data. Big data is everywhere. However big data can also be the sign that leads us closer to the future.   

 

One reason that we should give our data is because it will make our lives much easier than before. This data can help us in many different ways in our lives, for example, according to the article ‘This Is How Facebook Uses Your Data For Ad Targeting’, Kurt Wagner says that Facebook recommends different apps that it thinks you might like or need by using your data. He notes “No, Facebook doesn’t sell your data. But it does sell access to you, or more specifically, access to your News Feed, and uses that data to show you specific ads it thinks you’re likely to enjoy or click on.”  Sometimes you might need an App for a school project, work, etc, but you may not know the name of it. From your data, apps can recommend you some apps, maybe the one you need or maybe one that’s better. According to ‘Episode 804: Your Cell Phone’s A Snitch’ By Alisha Chang, she notes that your cell phone takes notes of where you are, where you go and where you went, where you go often like home, and even when you decide not to stay at home. Your cell phone keeps track of your whereabouts. Where ever you go they will find you. In this article, there is also an example. Alisha Chang shares, “In the winter of 2010, there was a robbery in Detroit. Two men rush into a Radio Shack on Jefferson Avenue carrying a handgun, and demand smartphones, enough smartphones to fill laundry bags. Then they flee. A few days later, they do it again at a T-Mobile store. And a few months after that, another robbery. They are criminals that need to be stopped.”  

 

On the other hand, giving away our data might not be safe too. For example, from ‘High-tech hall monitoring in schools makes some uneasy’ By Stateline.org,  he notes many schools around the world have ID cards for each of the students. The ID cards include some of their personal information such as their name, birth date, etc. The job of the parents will be just to charge money into this card. Parents put in money so that students can buy lunch and snacks in the cafeteria. But he also argues that many parents in the schools are worried about this new technology, they are afraid that the information of their child will be leaked, or maybe be given away to bad guys who could do multiple things to their child. Although leaked information is a possibility, it still makes our life in school much easier for students, teachers and the staff.  

 

Furthermore, giving your data away will make you safer because when needed the police officers can find you much easier and faster. This saves time, money and people. According to Alisha Chang in her article ‘Episode 804: Your Cell Phone’s A Snitch’, police officers have been able to find the bad guys with guns just in seconds, and all of that has to do with their phones. As she noted earlier, the phone can track all your data, where you went, when you went there, when you went back home, when you didn’t, etc. All of this is from your phone, so because of this information the police have found them in just a few minutes, but should the police get this information so easy?  

 

Then again, giving away your data can more likely make you in a  dangerous situation because the bad guys who might want to hurt you for their goods will know all the places you often go to, and where you don’t, so it helps them lock your location much more easier and faster.  By: Alisha Chang, in ‘…’she/he notes… Also giving your data away to other unknown people means that you trust them, but what you might not know is that it can really case more serious problems, to yourself. Sharing your data also means to let them lock your location in a bad way they are people you don’t know, but in a positive way if they are people helping and justice which helps the world in a good way they can be very helpful. For example, if your lost , people like police officer will be able to lock your location quickly and find you. Another example, if you‘ve been innocent involvement in a robbery or kidnapping case, people can find and help you much more faster, as soon as can they find, lock your location. 

 

As the world improve dramatically, us as human improves, so that means our technology fly high too. But if we don’t accept the future technology coming, the technology now improve, then how are we supposed to be ever going towards the future? If we don’t try how are we going to be better self? How are we going to be on the highest top of the mountain? Are we really still afraid of being better? How long will the not ready YET continue? Then when the “The time” for us to step the next step in our abilities? Giving away our data doesn’t mean that we don’t have any more privacy, it doesn’t mean that we lose our mind or something, it helps the world to be a better place. It helps by reducing more dangers from coming to us, you. It makes you safe, makes us safe. For you, for me and for us.   

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