The Project that we are showing today is the School system: parts people and interactions. Also the Parts, Purposes and Complexities of our object. The object could be anything that is electronic and that could fit inside a shoebox. My object was a torch. Further Down the blog you will see a detailed drawing of the torch and its parts. The parts will have an explanation of what it’s purpose and what its complexities are.
The school system
Here you will find the scan of my work in my design folder / book. It is listing some things that are in the school here. For example, Parts, is listing the things that are part of our school, People is listing the different jobs at the school and what we call them, and the Interactions is listing the interactions that make reactions so things happen around the school.
Scan of drawing
here is the scan of the drawing that we had to of our object. It took a whole design session for me because I was away for half of it. Because the torch had a blue cover with a lumpy surface on the place where you put your hand so it took a long time. There is a drawing of the torch with and without colour.
Photo’s of parts
Here are some photos of the parts inside of the object that I brought in. There isn’t much because the blue protection cover that I told you about was really hard to get off so it took a long time. The cover still hasn’t come off because there was a black piece if circular plastic at the near bottom of the torch that just wouldn’t budge. Even the metal tools that we were allowed to use couldn’t break it off.
The things I learnt
These are things I learnt from trying to take apart my object. Torches are actually way more complicated than just pressing a button to turn it on and off. They need to be assembled in a certain way otherwise it won’t turn and or it won’t work. I found out that if you don’t tighten a torch tight enough the torch will not turn on. When pressed, the power button connects to some metal so that the electricity can pass through to turn on the light. But when the button is clicked again it disconnects the electricity flow so the light will not be able to turn on.
This is the part of the project where we start making a model that does something. For this we can work with a partner. I am working with Fidel. We already know what we a going to make: a Light house. You already know that my object is a torch but Fidel object is a green robot with lots of legs and you can control it with a controller.
Scan of design
Here you will find the scan of the drawing of the Light house in my design book. It has the materials that we will need to use to make our Light house and also the ideas we had before we chose the what we were going to make. We have made a decision to put my torch as a the actual light. As we have pulled our objects apart it will not work but we are going to use the Humming Bird LED lights to light up instead of the torch. Fidel’s robot’s legs will be some surfers at the beach.
Photos of creation
These are the photos of our light house creation so far. We have made the bottom / middle bit of the Light house with cardboard and Makedo’s. are going to try and get the project finish in the short time we have till the end of this year. This is what we have done so far. there is no more lessons on this project so I am sad.
Achievement in the project
Although we didn’t finish the project I am going to tell you what Fidel and I achieved. We were able to make the base of the light house and also we made the beach it was over looking. We didn’t get to attach the torch to the base of it we also didn’t get to make the code. I didn’t get to make the code because most of our design sessions were basically taking apart our objects because they we so hard. We also didn’t get to attach Fidel’s robots legs. What we were going to do was put the humming bird inside of the base of the light house and stick my torch to the servo motor which was connect by a cord to the H B (humming bird). There was also supposed to be a L.E.D light going through the back of the torch producing the light since the torch no longer worked. I really enjoyed this project and I hope I get to work on another one like it.