## ONEday | International School of Beijing

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On One Day, I participated in the rollercoaster group and created a car that was supposed to go over the slope. My goal was to build a race car that could go fast enough to go over the slope. I chose to do the rollercoaster group because I wanted to do some engineering and learn how to use different tools.

I started off my design process by researching the aerodynamics of a car from http://www.buildyourownracecar.com/race-car-aerodynamics-basics-and-design/. Next, to give me some inspirations, I searched for gravity cars on google and chose some models to base my car off. I started off the building of my car by making all my measurements and drawing a quick model on the table to give me a basic idea of my car. I then drew out all the sides of my car with a pen so when I cut it with an exact-o-knife it would be straight and exact. To put my pieces together I used hot glue. After my first try, my car broke so I needed to fix it. I just fixed the wheel back on and tried again, but it didn’t work again, so I needed to take another plan of action. I changed my wheels and took off the rubber around it so it was sleeker and could go faster. I then put on a fin on the back because there were many examples of gravity cars that had fins.

Some of the problems I had was my car didn’t run straight, it wasn’t heavy enough, it kept falling apart, and it wasn’t fast enough to get over the slope. To solve my problem of my car not running straight, I realized my axels weren’t straight, so my wheels went in different directions, making it move diagonally. When I first glued my wheels and axels on, I used a lot of glue, so when I tried to take it off, they were glued on too hard. To solve that, I just cut off the edges of the straw and got new straws to make new wheels and axels. To make sure I placed them straight, I measured with a ruler to make it even on both sides so both sets of wheels would be parallel to each other. When my car wasn’t heavy enough I glued on six rocks onto the inside of the car. After I finished gluing four rocks, it was a bit heavier on the left, so I had to glue on two more rocks closer to right to balance it out. My wheels and sides kept falling apart, so I used duct tape to make it more secure. The duct tape was really effective, because when my car fell of the tracks it didn’t fall apart anymore. My car couldn’t go over the slope because it wasn’t fast enough, so I searched for gravity cars with fins, because I was advised to try fins on my car. Then, I saw many people took of the rubber off their wheels, and when I tried rolling my car with them off, they seemed to move a lot faster, so I took off the rubber. When I tried my car with a fixed axel, rocks, a fin, and no rubber on the wheels, it managed to go over the slope.

I think next time when I make a gravity car, I will put less hot glue because it was a big challenge for me to try to take pieces apart and if I put more hot glue on the sides of my pieces to make it stick better, it took up more space, so when I tried to take it apart and failed, it was harder to fix my problem. Also, if I do it next time, I will duct tape my rocks to the car, because the rocks that were hot glued came off inside the car. The problem was, I couldn’t fix it and stick it on again because I would have to take off the top, and it was secured tightly with duct tape, so if I took it off, I would probably rip my car and would have to start over again. The rocks made it slightly more difficult for my car to go over the slope because it messed with the car’s balance.

On One Day, I participated in the rollercoaster group and created a car that was supposed to go over the slope. My goal was to build a race car that could go fast enough to go over the slope. I chose to do the rollercoaster group because I wanted to do some engineering and learn how to use different tools.

I started off my design process by researching the aerodynamics of a car from http://www.buildyourownracecar.com/race-car-aerodynamics-basics-and-design/. Next, to give me some inspirations, I searched for gravity cars on google and chose some models to base my car off. I started off the building of my car by making all my measurements and drawing a quick model on the table to give me a basic idea of my car. I then drew out all the sides of my car with a pen so when I cut it with an exact-o-knife it would be straight and exact. To put my pieces together I used hot glue. After my first try, my car broke so I needed to fix it. I just fixed the wheel back on and tried again, but it didn’t work again, so I needed to take another plan of action. I changed my wheels and took off the rubber around it so it was sleeker and could go faster. I then put on a fin on the back because there were many examples of gravity cars that had fins.

Some of the problems I had was my car didn’t run straight, it wasn’t heavy enough, it kept falling apart, and it wasn’t fast enough to get over the slope. To solve my problem of my car not running straight, I realized my axels weren’t straight, so my wheels went in different directions, making it move diagonally. When I first glued my wheels and axels on, I used a lot of glue, so when I tried to take it off, they were glued on too hard. To solve that, I just cut off the edges of the straw and got new straws to make new wheels and axels. To make sure I placed them straight, I measured with a ruler to make it even on both sides so both sets of wheels would be parallel to each other. When my car wasn’t heavy enough I glued on six rocks onto the inside of the car. After I finished gluing four rocks, it was a bit heavier on the left, so I had to glue on two more rocks closer to right to balance it out. My wheels and sides kept falling apart, so I used duct tape to make it more secure. The duct tape was really effective, because when my car fell of the tracks it didn’t fall apart anymore. My car couldn’t go over the slope because it wasn’t fast enough, so I searched for gravity cars with fins, because I was advised to try fins on my car. Then, I saw many people took of the rubber off their wheels, and when I tried rolling my car with them off, they seemed to move a lot faster, so I took off the rubber. When I tried my car with a fixed axel, rocks, a fin, and no rubber on the wheels, it managed to go over the slope.

I think next time when I make a gravity car, I will put less hot glue because it was a big challenge for me to try to take pieces apart and if I put more hot glue on the sides of my pieces to make it stick better, it took up more space, so when I tried to take it apart and failed, it was harder to fix my problem. Also, if I do it next time, I will duct tape my rocks to the car, because the rocks that were hot glued came off inside the car. The problem was, I couldn’t fix it and stick it on again because I would have to take off the top, and it was secured tightly with duct tape, so if I took it off, I would probably rip my car and would have to start over again. The rocks made it slightly more difficult for my car to go over the slope because it messed with the car’s balance.

http://isbtube.isb.bj.edu.cn/video/Makey-Makey-Water-Piano-1-Day/ac855162eeebda9ef8321b5875e7544e

1 Day was a day when anything could happen. Two weeks ago, Nicky, Eddie, and I have come to a decision that we are building a water piano during 1 Day. One of the only ways to make a water piano is by using a Makey Makey invention board so we decided to call our project Makey Makey Water Piano. Our goal was to build a water piano, play a few pieces of music, and create a video under the time frame of five hours.

Our project was such an irregular project that it could either fail terribly or succeed with attention. After building the water piano, I was surprised that the project was more successful than my expectations. Water was able to work well in being a part of the electric circuit to send charges back to the Makey Makey. By the fourth hour of the day, we have successfully played a few pieces of music and recorded videos. Throughout the day, we have learned about the functions of a Makey Makey and constraints of programing with scratch 2.0. After all of this hard work, it was a good learning experience. Our water ended up to be a success as it was able to attract the attention of many people.

If we were to do this project again, we would try to improve it by using better-looking cups and making the wire neater. With a better design, our project could have been more attractive to other people.

Working collaboratively

I stuck with the plan and interviewed my friends about their project. This time I finally took some videos. Yay! My friends are Timothy and Rock, who are the co-directors and co-scriptwriters, and Charlie, the costume designer. Continue reading

After a whole week of planning it, ONEday finally arrived! And for me, ONEday is where I try to explore my passions. Last year, I decided to take pictures of my friends and draw them, because I liked to draw and I wanted to try to take to photos with an actual camera. The year before that, I tried making a board game. It didn’t really work out as planned, but I spent every hour of my free time before that, thinking about how it would work, and I had fun with the process. Finally, this year, I decided to try to get out of my personal bubble and interview people about their ONEday projects and then write about them. Continue reading

My 1 day project is continuing/finalizing my passion project which is shoemaking. I wanted to make a shoe because I have never done something like this and I thought it would be interesting.  But I didn’t want to just share a video through dragons tube of making the shoe, so me and two of my friends decided to split n 2 different jobs for the same project. I made the shoe and they made a website displaying the process of making the shoe. Making the shoe was way harder than I thought because you had to make your measurements while cutting the material to be very exact  so you could sew/glue it in.

Overall it was a fun project and I’m happy that I tried it out.

Elaine, Amanda, and I chose to complete a 1000 piece puzzle of the Van Gogh painting, Starry Night for One Day. Through out the process of completing this puzzle, we practiced mindfulness, patience, intelligence, perseverance, and many other valuable skills. Even though we completed the puzzle, we still faced many challenges. The puzzle was very hard to piece together and sometimes it was hard for us to continue, but we persevered and stayed after school to accomplish our goals. We also received help from our friends and teachers. After about 10 hours of hard work, we finally finished our project!

This was Louis and my one day project. A long time ago, on a planet called earth, I had the idea to make a board design. Then I came up with the idea to make a melting popsicle design. That is how this came to be. First, we went to the art-room. Then we removed the trucks and the screws and bolts and separated them from the board, so that we could paint under them. After that we cut out stencils of the design. We then used the stencils to practice on a  piece of paper. It was very nice. Then we used the stencils to make the complete deck. It ended up looking like what you see above. It looks a little off because we put too much paint, so as it dried it spilled a little too much, causing the effect you see above. We ended up being happier with the finished product. We then had extra time, because we finished earlier than we thought, so we went to film a  football documentary, however, the footage had something wrong with it so we could not put it together. After getting all the footage we needed, we decided to skate. Then, we went to the 8th grade rooms and started working on our blogs. Then we went home. It was a good day.

For my 1 Day project, I drew people who are leaving ISB 🙂

The Sea, The Sky, and the Land

By Sarah W. and Gabby

Over the course of One Day, the two of us painted a set of four paintings done with acrylic paint on round canvases. The paintings the sea and flowers were done by Sarah, and the paintings of the forest and clouds were done by Gabby. Some challenges we faced were finding suitable reference pictures. The two of us aren’t as experienced in acrylic paint in comparison to oil painting. Because of this, there were times where we struggled with techniques, as we were trying to apply oil painting methods to acrylic paint, which didn’t quite work. Overall, we are pretty proud of what we had done, as they turned out better than we expected, and look forward to doing this again sometime.

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