Category: Ignite week

Marble run (Define and Inquire)

Aaron and I decided to make something out of cardboard. And sell it in an auction.  The idea changed to making a marble-coaster. We got the idea and inspired by this video. We are doing this to raise money for the charity. I hope I can build a marble run that can amaze everyone. However, the run was not the same all the time. There were changes all the time.

–> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvMxjjXcUzc&t=563s

Game is my life

During Ignite Week, I worked on making my game. That is based on my day.

To complete this project, I Thought about my day. I started thinking when I waked up and going to school. I thought about my day. Every day, I felt that every day was the same day. But it wasn’t. I thought about my classes and after-school activities. And thought about how can make this into a game?

During the process, not even a deep understanding of my day, I learned that games that I play every day are made by hundreds and thousands of codes. I learned to code

The L21 area that I focused on was using feedbacks and identifying the problems and fixing them because, when I was working on a game I if was only using my thinking. But if I use other feedbacks and problems for Using others opinion, many peoples will agree on my game.

To meet my goals in this area, I asked my friend what things can I change? And they kindly responded to my question.

Some skills that I gained through this project include using scratch and coding. This skill will benefit me in the future because my dream if a robot engineer so I can program and make games with coding.

Click to play my game


Game Is My Life-2

During the project, I used my pen tablet for my character and background. It helped me draw things fast, and it saved some time for me. I use a program called Scratch. With scratch, I can code many different things. In this case, it is a game. I needed coding skills and some creativities.  And with youtube and some other videos, I thought my self how to code. And I learned many codes that can make the icons move. From the feedback, I noticed that I was slow at making codes so form feedback by Jake, I decided to make an animation with the scratch.


Game is my day

After the Chinese new year break, Ignite week started witch is today. I am making a game with my day. This game will have mini-games. I am working with Julian

By Friday I hope to accomplish on making half of my game. The game Is the shorter version of 14 hours.

What I hope to learn during this process understanding a bit more about my day and learning how to program.

Make It: Create and Improve

I created my final product.  Making my final product was hard. When the final product was made, I have use and different techniques. There were some hard part and easy.

Making a square hole was a hard job. When I was drilling the hole, the edges always braked. Plastic was to weak to hold the strong vibration of the drill. I glued the pieces of plastic that was broken with glue gun.

The first box was moving in and out. But the second box wasn’t working I could fix this problem by sanding the edges of the boxes. I need to careful with sanding the edges because they needed to form a straight line.

To reduce time, I used chizeling to cut thin pieces of plastic.

Make It: Develop and Plan

My prototype is finished!! It took longer than I thought. When I was working on my prototype, I used styrofoam and a glue gun to glue the styrofoam plates. This idea worked well. But there were things that didn’t work well.

First, the styrofoam plates were striking together. So the drawer had a hard time opening. To fix this problem, I added a layer of masking tape to make it smoother. But, this had a problem too. The glue gun’s glue won’t stick! So I worked on all the parts and then, taped them.

As for feedback, I was told that I needed to watch the end part to make sure that the boxes doesn’t gets out all the way.


Make It: Define and Inquire

FA student are working on Ignite week were we work on one topic for 5days. For me, I will work with precious plastics.

Many plastics are trashed. Plastic trash is all around the world. To save the environment like this, many peoples around the world have created machines that can break plastic in to pieces and melt them to a useful object. 

First like I said, plastics are shredded in to tiny chips and then they can be melted, pushed in to a object. There were many techniques. I liked the technique of making the plastic flat. Because it can be laser cut and it has many different patterns.

With these technic of making a useable thing, I have decided to make a desk organizer to my sister. Sometime, she forgets her things.

My desk organized will have a place for 10 pens(Maybe less or more) and also have a area of 4 books(If it is 1cm thick). It’s going to be 20 by 20.

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