3) Process Journal

October 22 2013 Day D

Work Completed Today

Design Technology:Today I worked on step 1 of my plan, which is creating a scale model. When I was creating the scale model I already had the measurements done so I made another scale model with the plans that I had for it so on the side of the paper it says PLAN 1) Find perfect fit 2) Find one with holes 3) Stick strips of plastic to make shape. These were my 3 plans to do. They were basically my plan A, B, and C.

People consulted

The people consulted today were my mom because I asked her when I should get the materials. She said that she would find stores where they would sell materials and that she would take me with her to look at them.

Photos showing use of tools used to create the product

I did not use any tools to build my product so I am going to Post a picture of my “scale model because this is what I did in class:b1

Challenges Difficulties Faced

I have always feared the construction stage because my product is very complex so I was not sure that I could succeed in building it. The one difficulty, which I am very worried about, is the materials. I have to find a perfect cylinder that fits the mechanism that is very hard to find. I cannot post a picture of this difficulty because there is nothing to take a picture of.

Evaluation of progress

I am falling behind even on the first day of my construction phase. I was looking forward to this but my lack of materials is Pulling me down. I think I should work harder when I get my materials so I will not fall behind or rather so I can catch up with my peers.

 

 

October 23rd 2013 Day E

Work Completed Today

Design Technology:Since I didn’t get my materials yet, I have been working on developing my website. I thought that my menu looked messy so I decided to add more subcategories and make it look neater and more presentable. This took a long time because wordpress’s server is week these days.This is a picture of the process:b2

People consulted

I have consulted my client today about how they want my website to be. My client stated that my website was very catchy and she liked it very much. She like the way that I organized my menus.

Photos showing use of tools used to create the product

I did not start building my product so the only tool that I used to construct the construction phase was Microsoft word and my computer.

Challenges Difficulties Faced

Some difficulties faced were that the website was very slow and it took a long time to load the dashboard. It was very frustrating and I tried to do my best but it took a whole period to do this.Picture of my dashboard:b4

Evaluation of progress

I have noticed that my peers have started working on their building already and I haven’t started. Like mentioned in the previous entry I must catch up and by my materials in the weekend or sometime in the near future.

 

October 25th 2013 Day G

Work Completed Today

Design Technology: Since I didn’t get my Materials yet, I worked on the humanities part of the project. In science because we learned about inclined planes I knew about that machine but I didn’t know how the others worked as well. That is why I thought that I have to research more first.Picture of the progress:b5

People consulted

The people I have consulted is my mother. Because I haven’t got my materials yet, I asked her when I could get it, she said that she looked around the shops but it wasn’t easy to find a fitting one and she thought that we had to make a matching one out of some plastic, and I agreed.

Photos showing use of tools used to create the product

I didn’t have my materials so I worked on some science, so the tools and materials that I used to create the product are my mac book and Microsoft Word.

Challenges Difficulties Faced

As mentioned before, some challenges or difficulties faced were that I didn’t know about the other machines and I only knew about the inclined plane. But I overcame that difficulty by researching about it and getting to build my knowledge. I don’t have any picture for this difficulty because it was all in my head.

Evaluation of progress

I think that in the Design Technology way I am falling behind because I haven’t even built my product yet and the others are making their shapes already. But in the document way, I don’t think I am falling behind.

 

October 31st 2013 Day B

Work Completed Today

Design Technology:I have bought my materials but since it is a short day, I decided to not bring my materials and work on further developing my document. I worked on humanities this time because humanities had a lot of work on it. This time I worked on the historical Investigation.Picture of progress:b7

People consulted

Some people consulted was my client. I was worried that my client was mad because I hadn’t started building my product. She said don’t worry because I still have enough time and since my product was very simple.

Photos showing use of tools used to create the product

The tools that I used for this part of the project was Microsoft word.

Challenges Difficulties Faced

Some challenges or a difficulty faced was that I tried to site a PowerPoint that I had used before and I didn’t know how to do it. I overcame this difficulty by finding out online how to site a PowerPoint. There are no exact pictures for this difficulty.

Evaluation of progress

As mentioned in the previous process journal I am doing well in the document but I must start building next period so that I can catch up with the others.

 

November 4th 2013 Day D

Work Completed Today

Since today was a double period, I worked on building my project. The materials that I had were these:b9Since I thought my plan didn’t make sense, I changed the orders so it could be easier for me. Today all I did was cut the high-density foam board in to a circle drill holes in them and drill a hole in the plastic cylinder.

People consulted

Some people consulted were my peers next to me. I asked them constantly if my high-density foam board looked like a circle and they replied.

Photos showing use of tools used to create the product

Some tools that I used to create this product are the craft knife.

Challenges Difficulties Faced

Some challenges faced were that Mr. Thorburn said that he didn’t have a tool that could cut a hole in to my plastic cylinder. He said he would drill holes on either side and try to make it. I solved this problem by it working and filing the edges to make it smooth.

Evaluation of progress

Overall, I think I am doing find and I am trying my best to catch up. But I am still not at the place that I want to be so I am working hard.

 

November 7th 2013 Day G

 

Work Completed Today

Today, I worked on cutting the dowels and putting the gears on and sticking the gear on to the dowel using a glue gun. I also made the 2nd plastic cylinder.Picture of progress:b11b12

People consulted

Some people consulted was my mother. I took my half finished product home and she said that it was good but she said to file the hole of the outside cylinder more.

Photos showing use of tools used to create the product

I have used the glue gun but it was very hot and dangerous that I didn’t take any photos.

Challenges Difficulties Faced

Some difficulties faced were that I was afraid that the gears will not go together but because I measured correctly and precisely, it worked fairly well.

Evaluation of progress

I am doing well and I have caught up with the other students and with the document as well. The next thing I think I have to do is check if this product works.

 

November 12th 2013 Day B

Work Completed Today

Today, I worked on developing the side bar for my website. When I looked at my side bar I realized that it was very drab and it wasn’t very special so I decided to customize it.Side bar Customized:b13

People consulted

Some people consulted were my client. I gave her the semi-finished product and asked her if it was fine. She said that it was good but she said that same thing as my mother. She said that I should file the handle hole.

Photos showing use of tools used to create the product

The tools that I used for this was safari because I didn’t build today.

Challenges Difficulties Faced

Some difficulties faced was that I had to enter the code in the text bar so it will work when looking at the actual website. It was a difficulty because I had never done it. But I have solved it by looking up on the internet to find out how to do it.

Evaluation of progress

I am doing very well and I certainly like the way that my product is turning out because all I need to do is add the water proof material and then I am done.

 

November 14th 2013 Day D

Work Completed Today

Humanities: In Humanities I have finished the mechanisms study and know I am moving on to the historical investigation that I have slightly started.Design Technology:I have completed developing my website in class. Because the teachers thought that the weever II theme was a good idea I changed my website to that theme and then I realized that this was total chaos.  It was unorganized and even if I tried hard to make it better it wouldn’t so I undoed everying.

Pictures of progress:

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People consulted

Some people consulted were my client because I asked her if she liked the weaver theme and I showed her the captured scene. She said she liked the old one better but she thought that I could improve more on the weever theme.

Photos showing use of tools used to create the product

The tools that I used to create the website was safari.

Challenges Difficulties Faced

Some difficulties faced was that when I changed it in to the weever theme, the static page would appear with the sidebar, which was ugly to see. I solved this problem by changing it back to the 2011 theme.The pictures are above.

Evaluation of progress

I am doing very well, except I need to end my product and finish it off. I don’t think I am behind anyone know that I’ve almost finished building.

 

November 15th 2013 Day E

Work Completed Today

Humanities:I am almost finished with the historical investigation because inclined planes have a lot of information to it online. I am also using easybib to correctly site my resources.Design Technology:

The work that I have completed today is I have worked on Humanities because I decided that I have almost finished DT and it was all right for me to start doing research to finish Humanities.

People consulted

Some people consulted were my client. I asked her if my product material for the swimming cap was okay. She said it was fine because it was waterproof.b19

Photos showing use of tools used to create the product

Because I didn’t build today, the tools that I used to create the document was Microsoft word.

Challenges Difficulties Faced

Some difficulties faced was that at home, I couldn’t find any swimming cap but I was sure that it was at home. I solved this problem by getting my family to help me find it. I couldn’t take pictures of this event but I have the picture of the cap obove.

Evaluation of progress

I am doing well since the deadline is coming up. I have finished most of my information and I am working on the evaluate on science the only thing I need to do for DT is cut a hole in the swimming cap and file the cup.

 

November 19th 2013 Day G

Work Completed Today

Humanities:Today at humanities I got feedback for my Development. It was helpful for my construction phase because I could see what I could improve on and develop or change.Design Technology: I had a lot of work completed today. Today I worked on filing the hole in the inside of my big cup because it is one of the last stages in to finishing my product. At home I cut a hole in to my swimming cap to finish the project up.

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People consulted

One person consulted was Mr. Johnson as I mentioned about the development stage. I have gotten a lot out of that talk and I know that I will take the feedback in to consideration.

Photos showing use of tools used to create the product

 The tools I have used to create the product was the file as you can see in the picture.b23

Challenges Difficulties Faced

Some challenges faced were that when I was cutting the whole inside the swimming cap I didn’t know the exact size to make it. So I got a sample umbrella and drew the circle. I don’t have any pictures of this event.

Evaluation of progress

I have finished almost everything from building to the document. All I have left is to finish some of my science and my humanities.

b) Final Product

i)bird eye view

SAMSUNG

 

ii) Front view

SAMSUNG