Ethan

"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious" - Albert Einstein

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RaC Reflection

  • I used to think that some things were impossible to code  but now I know that anything is possible to code given enough time. The reason I thought some things were impossible to code was because of the difficulty or lack of functions, but over the course I learned you just need time and you can create functions and if you have enough time difficulty doesn’t really matter.
  • My client has a big family and they can never decide on one thing so I wanted to help her. The app I decided to create was a random generator so that it could randomly generate one of the options they put in and the app would decide for them, therefore ending the problem (hopefully).
  • My layout is very practical and goes in this order (from top to bottom). First are the text boxes in which you input the options, then there are the buttons to add or delete text boxes. After that there is the button to generate, and then the text box in which the generated thing displays.
  • My app quality is so-so and doesn’t look like anything special. My app functioning is better than I expected, because once I started coding, I realized that coding my app was going to be very hard. That lowered my expectations a lot, but my functioning met everything I originally wanted, so I am happy with the functioning of the app.
  • Some strengths of my product are that is well made and functions pretty well. Another strength is that the layout is very practical. Some weaknesses of my product is that it looks very colorless and bland, and It definitely isn’t perfect. Other than these things though I think my app is ok. Some weaknesses of the process of designing it was that I couldn’t  understand some of the functions, or what I needed to do. The result of this was that I couldn’t do a lot of coding outside of class. Some strengths of the process is that I was very productive in class so I was still able to create my app.

My cranky contraption

My biggest obstacle for this project was that I couldn’t find the necessary materials for my product, so I went home and found what I needed (the white string) and continued on with my project.

One thing I’d like to change about my project is how the spiders move. They move up, but they were also supposed to move down and I really wish that they would’ve gone down.

Overall I think this product was successful because it kind of works, it looks good, and it will probably make my younger brother happy.

Spring trip

Here is some advice for the grade 6 spring trip:

1. Bug spray attracts wasps.

2. Be careful.

3. Don’t make other tribes hostile towards you.

4. Have fun!

The best part of the trip was exploring the place.

The Microwave

I am proud of my prototype because it insulated heat very well and was sturdy. If there was one thing I would do differently, it would be to add more insulators to reduce heat loss. The quality was good because it did not fall apart when put under extreme temperature.

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