Monday, November 16, 2015

Makerspace Orientation

    Over the past few days we learned how to use some tools in the makerspace. One of them is a tablesaw. We learned how to make different cuts and how to use it properly and safely. We also became familiar with general rules of the makerspace. Appropriate clothing must be worn. No loose items like jewelry and headphones. A person has to be getting enough sleep so that he/she is always alert when using a dangerous tool.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Summary Statistics

    We learned in class how to calculate the mean, mode, and median of a data set. We also learned how to calculate standard deviation and make histograms. This will be useful when we start making and measuring different parts once we start building. We learned some math symbols that we need to know in order to calculate standard deviation. 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Maker Movie Reflection

    The modern population is using a lot of products. All those things had to be designed and invented. That's what makers are for. Makers manufacture, design, innovate, invent, program, research, and build. A lot of new inventions have something to do with technology. There are always many jobs available associated with the STEM fields. People are tired of not seeing what they want in stores. They are inspired to make something themselves. Makerspaces help people begin making what they want to do. The people can use the tools to do absolutely anything. Underwater robots and satellites were created with something as cheap as an Arduino. People can raise money with a website called kickstarter producing what they invented. I plan on making something with an Arduino as soon as I get one. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Linear Dimensions

     Linear dimensions help people measure the right amount of material they need. Labeling different dimensions has multiple rules that one needs to follow. Dimensions are usually labeled in a multiview sketch and have to not repeat. If the units aren't labeled we can assume that it's in inches. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Dial Calipers

      In class today we learned how to use dial calipers. They are way more precise than rulers because they can measure precisely to a thousandth of an inch. They have multiple measurements which they can do like length and hole depth. Dial calipers will helps us make exact measurements when we are working on projects. 

Dial Caliper