reflection blog

I came to max and Lucas with an idea to crack open computers and make a laptop out of them, they liked it so we followed through and have made our computer. it was a fun challenging task and I want to do something like this again but I think I would know better because I now know what can and cant touch a circuit or a chip that is in the computer. I also helped by searching for the old parts and going to i.t to ask for some spare parts. this project conceded of searching for things and agreeing with Lucas because he knows all about that sort of stuff and he has also made a pc so he knew all the parts we needed which helped because that is how we had any idea of how to make it.

the important thing was getting all the right pieces  and putting them in the right spot so it could make a flowing and working circuit but I think that next time no hot glue touching any circuits or no hot glue at all I probably could find a solution to fix that problem

if I work in some place like an i.t service or a place the you need to know how to make a computer it would help because I would have a good idea of what is in a computer and how the parts work.

I didn’t see any patterns but we did repeat the same step a lot because there was multiple of the one piece but no on going pattern that I could see. I don’t think this project would have a pattern because all we where doing was putting old and new electronic parts into a shell of a computer and I don’t quite understand what you completely mean by a pattern.

I would say that I did alright I helped with a little of the building a fear bit of the hot gluing and I brought the charger to see if it worked. max did do most of the hot gluing and filming Lucas did all the build I helped with getting him the parts and if he needed an extra pair of hands.

I think next I could make a working pc and focus on getting it to work than the look because in my opinion this project we made it look good and I’m not saying that we didn’t try with the interior because we did and that was the hardest part so we tried to perfect that but it didn’t turn out that way.




friday design session

Today My group and I put most of the keys on our computer and we have tried to charge it but it doesn’t look like it will charge any time soon and no lights have come on signalling anything wrong or right and the motors haven’t overheated or the charger hasn’t as well so we don’t know for sure if it will work, in my opinion I have a strong feeling it wont work because no lights come no motors have come  on yet. I still have  high hopes that it will work but it looks a little sketchy so I’m no quite sure at this point in time, But we are moving along and getting our work done quickly and planning ahead. And I like that we’ve had this opportunity to be able to make a computer because at my old school we would never be able to do something this extraordinary



this is the process of sticking the keys on the keyboard.

Week 7 tuesday blog post

today Lucas, Max and I hot glued some scrap plastic to the bottom of our laptop that we are making we put this plastic on the holes just to protect the ram boards and the ins of the charger so that it wont go out of place or fall out. This is so that the current of the charger wont get lost.


this is where the charger is being covered



this is where the  ram boards are being covered


Now all we need is to attach the keys to the key board and hope that it charges so we can get a software, that is where we are trying to get to so that it confirms that the computer works.

today’s design session

so today me, Lucas and Max have been working on our computer that we have been building. we manly used a hot glue gun to glue 2 parts together as a substitute for a different part that we needed. It should work because we have glued the tip of the circuit to another of the same circuit we have screwed a few pars together and i am waiting on getting all the footage from lucas.







Todays session we made the body and aplyed the base of the keyboard we now need to put keys on the key board to make it work

we have also added some scrap metal to the back of the computer where the screen is  been held, it is to make extra protection and so some circuits don’t get dirty or broken

we tried to saw some things on to make protection but it was to hard


summary blog post for last term

Last term me, Toby, nick made a chain reaction.

It started off based on dominoes and then changed to based on pullies and monster trucks. We used design books and dictionaries to make a stable structure to put our objects on.        We also used parts from hotwheels tracks for the monster trucks to go down and push other things an what not.this is the final edit we made for our project.

this is short and quick but it is what our project was

I wasn’t there for the exhibition so I don’t know how that went


Camp reflection

Camp wasn’t the best some of the good things where going home, getting a cabin with my friends and the pinicle hike. Mr McKie bet $1000 dollars my cabin would get moved (we didn’t ) he still hasn’t given it to us though 😢 the pinical hike was fun cos we got to clime rocks and go in caves and explore different places to what we normaly would see.


The food is never the best at camp.  everything was so fake the cheese was so fake and so was the bread. The  soup on the first night didn’t look that appertizing   so I didn’t have it.


The water falls where cool because we could drink them.people said it tasted so good but I thought it tasted like normal water. me and some others wondered where the water came from at the top of the water fall.

on the way home I played a game on the bus and it went on for ages it was called im going on a road trip and if I said im going on a road trip and Im gonna bring a banana the other person would say im going on a road trip and im gonna bring a banana and something else that thy want to say and it went on for 40 mins.


Tom is a 14 year old boy who lives in Adelaide and then the book starts as him and his family move to Darwin because the government ask for people to help at a wharf and post office and tom and his family accept these offers and move to Darwin  they think they will stay there for life but that changes when the Japanese start taking over the pacific and Darwin is next.

I would give this book a 4/5 star rating because I liked when the main part of the story started because it interested me about that certain topic because I don’t know much darwins history and this book helped me learn about Darwins history.The thing that I liked about this story was the bombing itself because I wonder how that would effect me  and how losing family would effect me and how I judge things.

The theme of this story is change and  upheaval and I would relate this to my friend the enemy because in that book they lose family like in this book



chain reaction

Toby,Nick and I have been making a chain reaction, the end goal is to make a tea bag fall into a mug of hot water here is what we have been doing for the past week.

we progressed to this eventually.

The most challenging and annoying thing was when we had nearly set the dominos up and either someone walking by might of nocked the table or we accidently knock the dominos over

We have changed our design many times but we have made one but I don’t have the materials that I need to set it up now but I will on Tuesday.This is a video of our old model not working we have changed it up again and it is amazing.

Here is an edit of our complete project.


BANANA PIANO Makey Makey/little bits.

Me and toby have been working with makey makey and have made a really amazing piano out of and app some alligator clips a Makey Makey bord And………..4 BANANAS

here is a video of me playin the piano with bananas.

here is also a photo of the kit before we made the piano

Toby and I might do bloxels next week

so far making the piano has been my favourite thing about design this year

we got the software for the piano on the Makey Makey  sight  and labelled the bananas with up down left or right and if you held an alligator clip that was plugged into the bottom of the board and then touched one of the bananas it would make a note play on the piano.



my experience with little bits

me and toby where have been doing little bits here is some evidence of what I have been doing

this is a pass the parcel you pass it to a friend and they pass it back you repeat this until the noise stops and the person it lands on when the noise stops loses

this is some music we made with some basic coding and we used a diel to turn the music on and off and we changed it to a button or a slide that you push up and down to turn on and off as well.