WhiteBox Learning is a complete Standards-Based STEM Learning System for Engineering, Science, and Technology. Using this platform I can create, analyze, and simulate designs, hundreds of times, from a web browser before creating a physical model. Through out journey I can also compete with other students as well!
In the two images shown above, the left one shows our "testing/engineering" set up while on the righthand side is a video showing a live demonstration of my prosthetic.
The goal of this project was to create an arm prostetic that would launch a ball across a vitural feild and hit a target. We had constantly had to tweak, change, and adjust things like our arm angle,forearm length, to the very amount of rubber bands to add to the arm. After lanuching the ball we would gain infomration about our prosthetic like the Hight, Launch Angle, Initial Velocity, and kinetic energy released. From there we would change numbers into decimals and race to see who could not only finish first but get the ball exactly on target.
SketchUp is an intuitive 3D modeling application that lets you create and edit 2D and 3D models. The program includes drawing layout functionality and surface rendering. The app has a wide range of applications, including in the worlds of architecture, interior design, landscaping, and video game design. Sketchup has also found success with people who want to create, share, or download 3D models for use with 3D printers.
This is just one example of the few assignments Mrs. Trout wanted to us to complete to get us adjusted controls of SketchUp. Click on the Tutorial photo to see more!
☆━━━━━━━━━━━━━━Eventually our final Sketchup assignment came along!━━━━━━━━━━━━━━☆
These are some photos of my "Banana-Cutter" prosthetic attachment!(the small handle on the top was supposed to the the attachment part to the hand prosthetic that Mrs. Trout had already printed for us.)
☆━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━☆ The goal of this project was to eventually create our very own prosthetic attachment tool using SketchUp as our 3D modeler. I made several helpful adjustments to my design thanks to all the prototypes, adjustments and feed back I recieved. My classmates also made such cool inventions such as, chop stick holders, a hair brush, ipad holder, and much more! ☆━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━☆
✼ VEX Robotics ✼
What Is Vex Robotics?
VEX Robotics is a robitics kit that promotes creativity, problem solving and teamwork through the engineering of a robot. The kit provides students with all the materials, maual instuctions, and a coded remote controller. In addition to learning valuable engineering skills, students gain life skills such as teamwork, perseverance, communication, collaboration, project management, and critical thinking.
As shown in the two images above, VEX robotics does not only involve enginearing but coding as well.(that is an image of my own groups code) Click on the photos for a closer look!
The goal of this project was job was to put together the parts from the kit, erase pre-made code from the controller, and start all from stratch and work together.
My Robotics Family! Meet Boba our VEX Robot!
Here was our live VEX Robotics Competition where we had to get our robots to put as many balls on the other teams side before time runs out!
✼ My Website ✼
What Is StudioWeb
Using a website called Studio Web my classmates and I learned about the meaning and defnition of HTML. We also learned many tech terms and abbreviations that will help us understand exactly what HTML is. With StudioWeb we learned HTML basics such as how where specific types of HTML code belongs, how to keep our work spaces organize and a short basic video on how HTML handles video, audio and images.
The StudioWeb Home Page.
What Is Khan Academy?
Using this another website called Khan Academy my classmates and I learned about the CSS. CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. CSS describes how HTML elements are to be displayed on screen, paper, or in other media. It can control the layout of multiple web pages all at once and funky fonts, backgrounds, and designs to a plan webpage.
The Khan Home Page.
Here is only some of the HTML and CSS I used to make this website!
☆━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━☆ This Website was the final goal of this assignment! Using all CSS and HTML tricks and tips that I learned from Khan Acadamy and StudioWeb this website looks organized and fancy.