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#BUBBLES- Soldering, Coding

Today s0cceRcat23 continued to write the code for our Arduino. Also, we both researched more on how to code for our project. I soldered together our disk motor and propeller motor. After we finish our...

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#BUBBLES- Coding

Today s0cceRcat23 began to code. She was taught some by BBcats, and wrote a few lines of code. I tried to solder together the motors for our disk and propeller, but because of the difficult angle, it didn't...

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#BUBBLES- Cutting and Gluing

Today s0cceRcat23 and I cut some things and glued most of our bubble machine pieces. After testing it out, we found that the slot we had made in our trough was too small for the disk, so we took an X-Acto...

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#BUBBLES-Learning to solder

Today s0cceRcat23 and I learned and practiced soldering. We watched two videos, and then got a demonstration. After that we each practiced twice with little pieces of wire. Next class we hope to solder...

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

The English Football team known as Tottenham Hotspur opened their new stadium in April 2019. This modern building is the second largest in the British Premier League holding 62,062. The stadium features...

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#BUBBLES- Gluing and Testing

Today s0cceRcat23 and I glued our bottle cap to the CD and then our motor to the bottle cap. We used hot glue because it makes a strong bond, and dries quickly. We chose to glue our motor to the cap because...

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#BUBBLES- Part Delivery

Today, s0cceRcat23 and I received three of our ordered parts. We now have our Arduino PIR motion sensor,  DC motor, and the propeller. We are yet to get our gear motor and rechargeable battery, so we...

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is an observation on communication tower. It is located in the Shibakoen district of Minato City, Tokyo, Japan. It was built in 1957, and is used as a support structure for an antenna. The...

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Rain Vortex

Jewel Changi Airport

Just this year, a modern new airport called 'Jewel' opened in Changi, Singapore. Singapore is home to many beautiful structures such as The Gardens by the Bay and the Marina Bay Sands, but the most spectacular...

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#BUBBLES- Planning

Today s0cceRcat and I planned out exactly where all of our wood pieces will go. We did not glue the pieces yet because without the motors, we can't be absolutely sure of their measurements. We also discussed...

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#BUBBLES- Sanding

Today s0cceRcat23 and I sanded down our CD and a piece of wood acting as one of the legs for our bubble machine. After drilling the holes in our CD last class, we noticed that there were dried bits of...

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#BUBBLES- Cutting and Drilling

Today, s0cceRcat23 and I cut out all seven of our wood pieces using the scroll saw. Along with the wood, we cut our water bottle with an X-ACTO knife, and drilled holes in our CD using the drill press....

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#BUBBLES- Material Assignment

While waiting for our ordered materials to come, s0cceRcat23 and I assigned what materials that we have at home that we should bring in. We also went over the design for our machine and all of the soldering,...

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#BUBBLES- Project Order

Today, I finished our project order. This included all of the materials we need, their cost, and where we are going to order them from. We edited our original project order by taking away the plywood...

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#BUBBLES- Part Sourcing

Today s0occeRcat23 and I worked to finalize the sources for our parts. We also sketched out the circuit for connecting our motion sensor to our bubble machine. Below is the list of materials we need,...

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#BUBBLES- Design, Supplies

Today, S0cceRcat and I continued to design our bubble machine and created a list of materials that we need, so far. Below is the current list of materials Trough (Plastic Container)Bottle Cap DC...

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#BUBBLES- Research, Design

S0cceRcat23 and I have continued our research and found a few more examples of people who have done projects like ours. Below are the links. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xa_NImUFV0 This person...

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#BUBBLES- Project Research

My partner, S0cceRcat23, and I are working on building a motion activated bubble machine. Below are some people who have done projects similar to this. https://esfstream.com/tag/raspberrypi/ This...

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#BUBBLES- Roles, Research

s0cceRcat23 is the team lead, and I am going to do all of the project posts. We are looking for directions for DIY automatic bubble machines, and will continue our research on this subject. Requirements/Specifications:...

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APEX Athlete Monitoring Device

APEX Athlete Monitoring Device

If you have been keeping up with professional soccer, you may have noticed players wearing these strange vests. They are called APEX Athlete Monitoring Devices, and are used to measure the distance,...

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Oregon Trail game

Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail is a fun, interactive video game designed by Dan Rawitsch, Bill Heinemann, and Paul Dillenberg. It was developed in 1971, but produced by the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC)...

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