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Rube Goldberg-Finn Remias November 30, 2016

Posted by mjoconell19summitk12 in Uncategorized.
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For our second station we chose the Rube Goldberg station. The idea of this station is to complete a task with a chain reaction of events in a very difficult way. We completed this project by using marbles, toy cars, and dominoes to turn on a light switch. This station can only be done with lots of patience, as we failed over 30 tries on each project. One thing I would recommend to anyone doing this station is, don’t use non-consistent components. We used lots of components which we had to set up on edge. We relied on the fact that is was so close to falling, it had to go, which didn’t always work. Make sure you use components you know will work 100% of the time. Also, don’t rely on lots of dominoes. We started our project using lots of dominoes, which was a pain to set back up every time. We later took out many of our dominoes, and even switched some to big books as dominoes. This made the project much easier and less frustrating to set up. Here is a picture of our project after it’s successful run.

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Rube Goldberg – Tim Gallagher November 28, 2016

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For my second station, we decided to attempt the Rube Goldberg station. we wanted to do this station because it was unique and we had never done anything like this before. The goal of this station is to complete an objective in the hardest way possible. Our objective was turn on the light above the station. The way we did this was we made a car go down a track and hit the light switch. If you like to be creative and hands-on, do this station. Some tips I have are use parts that work consistently and are reliable, rather than ones that are not. Also, don’t be afraid to take apart certain aspects of your project and make them better. Final piece of advice is do not rely heavily on dominoes because it won’t get you a very good grade, it’s not very creative and they are a pain to have to set up over and over again.

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Tinker Cad November 14, 2016

Posted by ejsmith20 in 3d Printing, Uncategorized.
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For my second station I decide to do Tinker Cad. I did not print any of my designs because I was at Tinker Cad and not 3D printing. This station would be very useful to know because it does allow you to do 3D printing. It was very basic but yet many things could be accomplished with just these basic tools. For my final project I wanted to make something that would be useful to me but also have something on it that represented part of me. I made a cup with a handle and a snowflake on it. The first challenge I had while making this was that I could not find a shape in the basic shapes that some what looked like a cup. I looked up a picture of a tinker cad cup and got the idea to use the shape called a parboiled. I took this shape along with a square as a hole and cut off the top  so that it became flat. I then rotated it 180 degrees so the smaller flat part was on the bottom. After the cup was facing the right way I took another parboiled and made a hole inside the cup.  The last problem I came across was making the handle. The bottom of the handle needed to be longer or slightly slated in order for the 3D printer to print it. The printer needs a stronger or bigger bottom so it has something to build off of. I took the regular size torus and then took another square hole and tilted it to the right. I put it on the torus in the shape of a handle and then made the hole. I connected the handle to the cup and added a snowflake on the outside to show Colorado. Advice fort his station is to learn how to create holes and use the undo button as much as you can rather than trying to fix your own mistakes but all in all this was a fun and useful station.

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free flight November 14, 2016

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For this station i was doing the free flight planes. I would really recommend practicing with the balsa wood before doing this. It is really hard to work with and rather frustrating. Another thing is you should use the lest amount of glue possible because it takes less time to dry and it is lighter.   Something Mr karden pointed out is you can cut the area above the rubber band off and because the rubber band is no longer rubbing on it it helps a lot and flies straighter.

balsa wood plane November 10, 2016

Posted by digonz in Uncategorized.
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The wooden plane station is a fun station with many challenges to over come  throughout the station. the plane is very stubborn and needs a lot of care. it was a successful station.one of the hardest issues was trying to fix the small cracks and big fractures on the planes wings. this station is very messy especially since you are working with super glue the majority of the station. i feel like this station isn’t for every one and takes a lot of patience. it takes a lot of time to be able to make your plane to be perfect and fly just the way you want to. doing this station i learned even more about aerodynamics and how to problem solve. almost every day we would have a new problem to solve and we would always find a way to get through it and make the plane better.

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balsa wood plane November 10, 2016

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The Balsa wood plane station is fun but defiantly has some challenges. Some challenges I encountered was not enough lift, too much lift and the plane kept breaking in places. To start, when there wasn’t enough lift we added a piece of  balsa wood under the wing in the front. That helped a little but not enough. The plane would start to lift but then it would stay at the same altitude and then start to fall. When we first started flying the plane there was to much lift because the wings were to far back. What would happen is the plane would lift right away and go right up to the ceiling and get stuck. Almost every time we flew the plane some part of it would break. The plane kept breaking because the balsa wood is so thin which makes it very easy to break. Even though we had many challenges along the way, it was still a fun station and I learned a lot.img_2349

Sketchup November 3, 2016

Posted by isaenz17 in Architecture -Sketch up, Uncategorized.
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For my first station I decided to go with Sketch Up. I had no knowledge at all going into this program. I didn’t even know it existed. When I opened it up it seemed fun to use and like something I wanted to learn and use. I tried to learn all the basic skills required to use this program, to at least start to create one project in this. I got the Basic skills from the tech lab folder. To get there you go to computer then to resources then click on computer science folder. After all of  that you will see a folder called Tech Lab in there look for another folder named architecture which then you’ll find start up tutorials on sketch up. These really where useful because they help you start off. Through out the station i did use YouTube to look at tutorial to more advanced things. Also got some help from a friend who was doing the same station. So if you have any friends working on the same station help each other it will make things easier. So for my final project on Sketch up I decided to make a hotel using all the skill I have learned through out my practice projects. It was pretty hard making all the windows the same. But the best part for me making it was the entrance it just turned out how I wanted. So overall I do recommend this station for anyone because even if your not interested in architecture its still a pretty fun program to use and fun making buildings.hotel2hotel3

Cake Design November 1, 2016

Posted by kylarys in Culinary Art, Uncategorized.
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By Maggie Braner and Kyla Rys

For our second project we decided to learn about cake design. We chose cake design since was an interesting station that can be applied for baking and included lots of techniques that skilled bakers use. It was really fun to learn about the different tips and techniques you can use to decorate and create various. We decided to combine all of the practices for our final to display what we learned in one cake. For our final, we made a double layered 8 inch round cake with marbled fondant, nilla wafer sand, fondant decorations, and piped icing around the edges. If we were to do this again we would  spend more time thinking and preparing for the final, by considering all of the things we had to put together. Our advice for this station is think ahead for your final. Because it takes more time than you might think. Something that was really helpful was watching youtube tutorials and following along with them. This gave us more visual guidance and allowed us to see how each technique was made. Overall we think  cake design was a great station because it gave us creative freedom and insight on how to decorate for special occasions .img_4082

3-D Printing November 1, 2016

Posted by lagosnell in 3d Printing.
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For my final project I created a hockey game. My hockey game has a rotatable rod that has a hockey stick attached to the bottom. When you rotate the rod and swing it fast the hockey stick will hit a puck which will then fly into the net. A struggle I had with the hockey game was getting the hockey stick to move. I started out with a traditional bubble hockey set up where the player would spin and be able to move around the platform. This was too complicated so I decided to go with a Foosball set up. For anyone thinking of doing TinkerCAD I would recommend watching tutorials online. I would also recommend looking at the gallery and all the other things other people have made. 

Illustrator final November 1, 2016

Posted by mjoconell19summitk12 in Uncategorized.
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In my first project, I chose the illustrator program. It was a little tricky at first trying to figure out all of the tools and concepts for the station. I illustrated a view of something you might see in Colorado during a sunset. It was made in a cool font that makes the scenery more diverse and different than something you can see in the mountains. For people wanting to this project i would recommend them to know how to use computers well enough to do work on them. I would also recommend them to read the Illustrator book and read it over for their research. I would also ask Mr. Karden as much help as you can if you don’t understand anything. It was a fun project to do and it taught me a lot of skills for using computers and other programs.   screenshot-2016-11-01-at-8-04-30-am