Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Describe our first trip on the water...
Who? What? When? Where? Why? Set the tone. Paint the scene. Spin the yarn!
Also, what were your feelings getting into the boat for the first time? Were you in the boat we made or were you in a boat that we borrowed from Mayhew? How do you think you would have felt if you were in the other type of boat?
Finally, write about the experience and your expectations. Were you excited about the trip or were you dreading it? Often times having really high or really low expectations can influence behavior and how you experience things. Look back on the adventure, reflect on your behavior, and talk about your expectations.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I was asked to come with a final project so I came up with building a sub box. The name of my project is “The Box”. For a description it's big and square and makes a lot of noise. At least it should or I will have to come up with something better.
Hopefully, I can get a 12 inch sub speaker to put in the box, if not I guess I will have to wait. But also this might be challenging because I've never made a sub box and it has to be better than Dan's.
How will I show problem solving skills? I will show them by working them out. I wont know the problem until I get to it. Some possible problems are if it rattles, whistles, or has distortion but I will fix it if it happens.
How will I show my people skills? I will talk things out and I will take information in and learn from past mistakes. I could talk to Dan's dad because he knows a lot about speakers.
The thing I know is that I know what sounds good. Dan doesn't, so that's my advantage. If there's any distortion, I wont be happy.
We were asked to make a final project for the year. The title of my project is the sub box. The description of my box is a square with a 2 ½ by 2 ½ with a 11 ½ inch hole for my 12 inch sub-woofer and it is going to have a 3 inch exhaust.
This project is going to be a challenge for me. I have built a lot of sub- boxes before so I am trying to make a better one that is better than Calvin's. My box is going to be better than Calvin's because I have built a lot of them before and Calvin hasn't.
This project is going to make me use problem solving skills. It is going to make me use problem solving skills because I need to make sure that the box is actually a square. I am also going to try different size exhausts to make it sound better.
I will be using people skills because I am going to ask RP Williams for some of the wood that I need. I will have to call them to see if they if they have the right material. I will also have to make the order. It is going to be hard because I have to work with Ryan. It is going to be hard to work with Ryan he has never done it so he is going to ask a lot of questions. That can get annoying. That is going to bother me but I am going to have to get over it.
I think that the box will come out good. I am looking forward to putting it in my car.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Today we went to the Bcc and played some basketball. For the boat, today we are making custom paint jobs. We are going to make a Pantera paint job. Also we are doing a Dimebag Darrell tribute on the boat. We will be doing one side of the boat with our paint job. The other students will be doing the other side. That is what we are going to be doing for our boat project today.
Friday, May 23, 2008
No students today- NRHS Career Day and Spring Fling are happening at the High School right now. I am in the down town classroom planning our trips and preparing to pick up a boat trailer, life jackets, and paddles at Camp Mayhew around 1:00pm.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Assignment: Choose a project to work on during Challenge class and at home. The project must be finished on or before it is due: the last day before finals week. This is for part of the final grade in Challenge Class.
-You may work in groups
-You must fund it; on your own, or with “fund raising”
-You must be able to work on it during Challenge Class
-It must be legal (obviously)
-You are responsible to find the equipment needed
To get a passing grade, you must:
- Type a proposal for what you will do onto the Challenge Blog
- Choose a project that is challenging for you.
- Show effective problem solving skills
- Show effective group/people skills
- Present what you have done, and what you learned in some way to the instructor and the class
- Put on a community breakfast with food from Shop n’ Save; challenge yourself to get more than 15 people to attend
- Build a bike
- Build something simple with wood
- Make your own blog
- Design a skate board logo, deck, or sticker
- Design a Alt Wheels sticker and get it made
- Make a Challenge Class ’08 yearbook
Friday, May 16, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
To stay current with what we do in class and on our kayak project, I would like to try an new posting style. Everyday someone will post an entry on what has happened since the last post. Only one person has to post on their assigned day.
This entry should be a personal reflection. It should be in your own voice and should contain your own personal experience and thoughts.
I had to find out what kind of paint we can use for the outside of the kayaks. It needs to be durable and not harmful to the environment. The paint also must protect the epoxy from the harmful effects of sunlight. So far I know that oil based paint will stick the best to the epoxy, but we don't know if it is still harmful to the environment after it is dry. Things are getting down to the wire; I hope we stay on schedule.
This "personal reflection" style of post is what many people use on their blog.
my favorite part was sanding because i made the wood smooth and it felt good
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
First you put the sides together and match them up. Then you get the appropriate size drill bit and drill a hole through the bow and stern about an inch apart it is about 18-20 holes. We do this so the boat can stand up and it is also easier to work on. We used the stitch and glue process to attach the bow and the stern. We also use the stitch and glue process because it is easier to work with than nailing it or screwing it. After you put the bow and stern together you take car bondo and put it were the to sides come together at the bow and the stern this makes a fill.
The part I enjoyed is when we did the fiberglass and the fill. I liked it the most because I have alot of experience with fiberglass because that is what I made my BMX ramps with.