blog #6

What did you learn about the overall process?

I learned that from when we start the project to when we finish the project, we did not do the project alone the way but we follow the Designing thinking process like read the entry doc, read over the force reading and finished first draft.

What did you learn about yourself?

I learned that it’s not hard for me to present in front of the people because yesterday, I present in front of the people that I never met before and I did well. The point is that we need to practice to not be nervous.

What will you take from this experience to make the next 20 days of school more successful?

The experience I will take from the presentation will be that I need to practice before I’m gonna do something that I’m not confidence at because yesterday when I first present, I will so nervous that I can’t speak property but as I present more and more, it get better.
What will you take from this experience to be more successful next year?

That experience will help me to become more successful because as I present more and more, I will not be nervous if there is a project that we will be asked to present the work to other classmate and I will be able to speak clearly in front of them and get a good grade for my presentation.

What advice would you give to next year’s freshman about their final presentations?

My advice to next year’s freshman will be when they present to those who them never saw before, they can just pretend like they have know each for a long time and don’t just read what the board but said what have you done during the project like what are some challenge you face and how you over throw the challenge.
What advice would you give to next year’s freshman about their egg cars and blog posts?

My advice for the egg car will be, keep the seat of the egg low and keep the side of the car high because if your car fill over, the top of the side will prevent the egg from touching the ground and try to leave some space around the egg because then the egg with not be squeeze by the car after the crash to the wall. For the blog post, my advice will be read over the rubric before you write the post so you will know what should be in the post.

blog #5

One of the feature that I need to work on is the wheel is my car because during the test, the wheels come off from the axle while the car hits the wall and the car is moving sideway while going down the ramp and it’s removable

My original plan for designing  the wheel is to put the stick inside the straw and poke a hole at the bottom of the car and put the straw  through the hole and places the CDs on the ends of the stick while five straw pieces in the center use to stable the CD and tape the one end of the CD the wheel won’t come off from the axle.

But after I finish the base of my car, I realized that the straw is not long enough to pass through the holes on sides of the car so I decide to put the wheel on the bottom of the car and hold by the small stick that is glued  to the bottom of the car using the hot glue. MY second design went well until I tested my car, while it’s going down the ramp and hit the wall, one of my wheel came off from the axle.

After testing the car, I realize that my wheel is fully stable because the car is not moving straight while going down the ramp but moving wobbly because the wheel is not stable and also I realize it’s not safe for a car’s wheel to be removable because if it is then it might come off on the way down the ramp and the car will just crash even before it hit the wall so I tape the straw with more tape so the is not space for the CDs to be wobbly so it could moving straight and I put the rubber bands at the end of each axle so the wheel won’t come off while going down the ramp.