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Architecture January 4, 2016

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Using sketch up to practice Architecture in tech was a very fun station i didn’t get much time in class for this station. So i used sketch up a lot outside of school and came to like it it was a fun project. I highly recommend it to anyone who like hands on learning. You learn how to use basic geometric shapes to make these amazing structures. My favorite structure i made was my castle which didn’t take to long to make but was extremely fun to make. My advice for anyone who does this station is to do your research on how to use sketch up before you use it it will be much easier to use.

Architecture January 4, 2016

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In the architecture station I made many things including  a Colonial Revival style mansion.thomas-creen-thing

One of the problems that I discovered was that sometimes things would stick together when I didn’t want them to. But luckily there is an easy solution to this problem. You select the area/ things you want to remain independent, then you right click and click on the make component or make group buttons. Although each of these buttons make the selected things independent from other things, they each do different things. Making the selected area a component makes it so that if you edit the area in the component it edits all copies of the component. If you make it a group you can edit one of the copies of the group at a time, without effecting the other copies.

Computer Architecture January 4, 2016

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In Computer Architecture I learned a lot about the basic structure and the use of many parts in a computer. The most exciting part was of this station had to do with a lot of taking this apart and discovering way things worked. I took apart computers and drives assemble thing to motherboards and test graphic cards i learned all of this and its simpler than you think. And it was a great way to be hands on learn which helps me a lot with my learning presses. One of the biggest things i recommend about this station is to know your resources and be ready to use them so you can advocate for yourself which is very necessary to have. I highly recommend anyone who likes hands on learning to try this take it from me.

 

 

3D Printing with the Clear 3D Printer January 4, 2016

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Unlike the the smaller 3D printer this printer requires you to enter your creation into an external program called Axon

The first step is to save your creation as a STL file.  I recommend that you save the STL file onto a flash drive, because you will have to transfer to a different computer, unless you are at a computer with two monitors.

The second step is to build your creation in Axon 2. To do this you import your STL file into Axon 2, then you click the gear that says build on it.

The third step is the print settings and build. Once you have clicked build the print settings screen will pop up. Here you can adjust the build to fit the needs of the print. Once this is done you hit OK.

Once this has happened you sit back and enjoy the bars filling up as Axon 2 makes your print. When the bars are filled up and the print time, cost, ect is calculated you hit OK.

From here you then save the build file onto your flash drive. You do this by clicking the folder that says,” Save Build File,” then selecting your flash drive. From here you  eject your flash drive.

The fourth step is printing it. You then go over to the printer and insert your flash drive into the port. You then click on the little target button to turn the machine on. A globe  will then appear on the screen. You then tap the screen to bring up the main menu. You then hit print and select your print to print.

If a message saying that no file could be found try redoing steps 1-3, and if this doesn’t work then do steps 1-3 on a different flash drive.

If you are able to select your print then stick around the printer for a bit, and make sure the printer calibrates, and prints. You will see this by the nozels moving to the corner, then the little plastic thing and ejecting plastic. From here you can leave, but check in from time to time to make sure your print is printing.

If this does not happen try canceling your print, then re- printing. If this does not work, then un-plug the printer and plug it back in, and re-print.