May 4-10 Moving Lines And Moving Gears.

For this weeks code challenge we were tasked with creating moving lines using open processing. My code contained four different lines each doing different movements. To get them to move I made variables that I could either +1 or -1. This weeks engineering task was to create working gears. Usually with the engineering challenges I…

April 13 – 19 Canoes And Bouncy Balls

This week we were assigned to create a canoe using fusion 360. This step of the canoe was not too hard but I learned a couple things. I used an offset plane for the first time, which im sure will be helpful in the future. I also ventured into the surface tools for the first…

March/April 30 – 3rd, Getting Back Into The Groove

Despite school being cancelled and the fact that we no longer have access to the shop, we are going to continue to work on assignments. I decided to complete the Fusion 360 assignment first. Our first task is to recreate this project, it consists of 3 components. It also includes joints which I have never…

February 10 – 14 Final Piece? And OSHA

This week I printed out the larger piece that I made last week In Fusion. I plan to use this as my final piece if everything works out. I think it came out nice. I have one issue though, the small pieces of wood that separates the acrylic is very fragile, and some have already…

February 3 – 7 Circuit Board Designing

Last week I finished off with creating a schematic for my circuit board. The schematic is pretty simple, it consists of 20 LEDs for my 10 acrylic pieces. It also has two 3 pin connectors, these connectors will allow me to connect to power, and to other boards if I make more. The hardest part…

January 27 – 31 Starting New Project

This week I aimed to get a good start on my new clock project. To begin I wanted to create a prototype, this prototype would house only 3 panels instead of the 10 that my final would. I created multiple pieces on fusion. The first one would hold the acrylics in place, the second would…

January 20 – 24 Looking for a New Project

I am finally done with my thermometer project, this means its time for a new one. In the beginning of the week I had no clue on what I was going to move on to. I looked at websites listing the “best/most fun arduino projects”. As I got more ideas I started to write them…

Jan 13 – 17 Finished Project (For Now)

After using the new LED strip lots of my problems were fixed, this meant I was close to finishing. All I had left was to finish some miscellaneous tasks. First I used epoxy on my USB for it to stay in place. Next I printed out a new container piece. This piece contained a larger…

January 6 – 10

This week I continue to have problems with my code / circuit board. I troubleshooted my issues and I figured out that it might be my LED strip, so I created a new strip which seems to be working so far. I updated and worked on my code so it would work with my new…

Dec 9-13 Code Problems? And Container Update

This week I worked on my container and I finished my code. Firstly I created the top piece which will allow a button to be pressed outside the box. I also added angle brackets inside my container which will make it more secure and firm. To insert these brackets into my container I measured everything…