Week of February 27
With the wood portion of the car completed and decorated, we will be putting the breadboard onto the car frame and attaching the motor. Testing comes next to how the circuit car runs, All due at the end of the week.
Week of February 21
We will continue working on out Electronic Circuit Cars and determining our wheel sizes.
Week of February 13
We will wire a breadboard that has the following components:
When these components are wired correctly, the two LED lights will turn on as will the motor to run our car.
Week of February 6
We will be testing our knowledge of the location of keys on the keyboard. We will also continue cutting out our car pieces - back bone and wheel supports.
Week of January 30
Determine the number of parts of the main body and cut out the pieces. Glue together. Attach wheels.
Week of January 23
Our electronic circuit has a 9 volt battery, 2 LED lights, a motor, and a resister. Since the voltage requirements of the LED lights is only 3.3 volts, if we connect a 9 volt battery to it, the lights will burn out. We will need to determine the size of resister to connect in line so that will not happen. Formula to determine the amount of resistance needed is required. We will use Ohm's Law. v (volts) = i (amps) x r (resistance). The specifications of the LED lights are 20 ma and 3.3 volts. Since I only have a 9 volt battery, determine the amount of ohms the resister need to have. Once that amount is found, we will wire the circuit using a breadboard and jumper wires.
Week of January 16
We were interrupted last week because of the iReady test. We will be working on our wooden cars this week. Choose either a 1 piece, 2 piece, 3 piece or 4 piece body of the can and hopefully start this week.
Week of January 9
Resisters, LED lights, motors, ohms, volts, amps. We will be working on a simple electronic circuit assembling parts on a mini breadboard and ending up with a car to be raced at the end of the unit. The first assignment: research various designs for Pinewood Derby Car. we will then make the chosen design. It will be no larger than 3-3/4" wide and 9" long.
Week of December 19
This a very short week. Just enough time to finish the Ohana - includes contents and landscaping. All assignments are due by Tuesday for grading.
Week of December 12
Our Ohana Project is just about complete. We now need to add landscaping. This means adding shrubs, trees, flowers, lawn, etc. Due at the end of class.