In product design this year, we were challenged to make a lightbox involving the use of computer programming, laser cutting multiple layers to create a lightbox featuring a place where I want to travel to the most. At the start of the unit, we were online. I couldn’t download the necessary app to make create the layers. I was working in a small group with Mr. Gabbie to do the same things but in pages. With internet issues every 2mins or so, it had made learning a challenge.
The Location I chose to create is Japan. I go to Japan every year to ski; It has the greatest powder snow I’ve seen. Besides of skiing, I absolutely love Japanese food. The hotel we stay in also provides a “gaming district”. It is full of games and 4D movies too. This year, however, due to the encounter of the coronavirus, we stayed in China and were forced to a local skiing resort. Terrible food, terrible fake snow. I really wish I could go back to Japan.
In the developing part of my lightbox, I made a mountain in for the background, a Japanese temple on the right, and a snowy tree on the left. Likewise, I placed the LED light behind the mountain to create the effect of the sun.
From adobe illustrator to my handcrafting skills, I have learned so many different skills this semester. One of the most valuable skills I have mastered is adobe illustrator. With this amazing program, I was able to create very specific detailing and grouping different shapes together.
There is still one thing I want to change to improve my project. I will add a snowy hill that fills half of the box and hide the LED behind it. This is going to make the light go from the back to the front and create an amazing effect.
It should be clear to most people that in the book, Percy Jackson has some major issues. Percy’s performance in school showed not only bad grades but also problems with friendship. Nevertheless, I believe that Percy Jackson will be much happier if he had friends or could control his emotions.
Firstly, Percy Jackson will be less stressed and frustrated if he had a good friend. In the story, Percy Jackson didn’t have many friends except for Grover. He sometimes is depressed and frustrated. There is much evidence in the book to prove it. Like, on page 36(iBook) he threw his “Cambridge Guide to Greek Mythology” book across the room the night before the test. This problem though could be easily solved by simply having friends. “In a study of over 100 people, researchers found that people who completed a stressful task experienced a faster recovery when they were reminded of people with whom they had strong relationships.”
Percy is also anxious about things. In the story “I’d have to get a summer job walking dogs or selling magazine subscription and spend my free time worrying about where I’d go to school in the autumn. ” Can prove that Percy is worried about having to go to a new school. Thinking too much is affecting Percy’s grade and also his attitude towards many things. He can’t focus when he is worrying too much. For example, in the article “Distract yourself. Yes, you are that shallow. Watching a bit of TV, reading, or surfing the internet will probably help you forget that you were feeling a bit down.” Could lead Percy to a happier life.
Percy has a lot of problems, one of them is controlling emotions. It sometimes could be a big problem if you can’t control your emotions. For example, on page 14 (iBook) “I’m going to kill her,” I mumbled.” This exposed his way of controlling emotions. He can’t control his emotions very well. In the article, it said, “Understanding this link to memory and values gives you the key to managing your emotional response.” If Percy Jackson could control his emotions, he could make more friends and not be so frustrated every time.
In conclusion, Percy has some big issues. However, these could be easily solved in several ways. Having friends, knowing how to control emotions, how to focus when studying are some key character traits that are going to lead Percy Jackson to a better life.
Thanos is a powerful being. He gathered all six infinity stones to wipe out half of the living beings across all galaxies. He thinks he’s doing the right thing, he believed that planets will eventually be too small. The people on the planet will suffer from starving and overpopulation. When he finally succeeded, it wasn’t a good ending for either him or anyone else.
But even if it is true, scientists believe that it won’t be harmful to humans. Even though Thanos wiped out half of our main source of food, the useful things in our body like microscopic organisms, or microbes. Scientists claim that there are billions of cells in our body losing half of them shouldn’t be the problem.
I made timelines, and read articles. It has been a fun unit.
I used thinglink because it is easy to use and there are icons to click on.
I am most proud of my college. Because it was fun to make.
I had some challenges that I can’t ask teachers questions whenever I want, I had to send an email.
In the design challenge, I made my own clarinet. Mine worked pretty well and it managed to play Hot Cross Buns almost the same as the real saxophone.
My clarinet almost failed because I made the two finger holes too close together. And the other one is supposed to be on the other side. I was lucky that is still worked really well.
PVC, for the main body.
Felt, for the decoration on the bottle at the top.
Plastic bottle, for the horn. (removable)
My saxophone mouthpiece.
Hot glue, to attach things.
(The one on the top is mine. )
I think I did pretty well because I wrote this last year and there’s a big difference with the last year’s one and this one. I added stronger words and sentences. It’s better and longer too. My challenge is that I don’t know how to describe the theme. There’s a big difference between my first draft and the final now. At first, I used both past and present tense and no fugitive languages. My first draft is a really weird piece of writing that doesn’t make any sense . But now, I added a lot of fugitive languages and all using past tense. It’s also one of my best narrative writing I have ever written.
My biggest success was there were a lot of people playing my game at the cardboard arcade day.
My biggest obstacle was that the fence keeps falling off, and we have to rebuild the fence every class.
If I did this again I will make the obstacles differently.