5D Stages For Our Skateboard

Miguel, Alex                                                                     Section:

Prototyping Design                                      Skateboard Deck

Discover Stage

What did you learn about the wood used in skateboards?

There are multiple types of wood you can use to create skateboards, they are, Baltic Birch Plywood, Bamboo, and Canadian Maple veneer.

What did you learn about stacking wood for the deck?

There are 7 layers needed to create a sturdy deck, you must use long grain layers of the wood after the cross grain layer is place and visa versa.

Why are there so many different layers?

They are this many layers of veneer to make the deck ridable by someone. It goes from one grain to another so that every part of the board will be sturdy.

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Define Stage

What was everything that needed to be done to prepare for your board?

What tools/materials did you use?

We had to think of a design to put on a board. The theme of the board in general. We needed to make the deck like a proper skateboard by sanding it to make it smooth, and cutting off unwanted edges with a scraper to keep it good looking. To smush the layers of veneers together we used a plastic casing with the air being vacuumed out of it to keep the veneers together. We used glue to keep the veneer together.

What were the constraints in building a skateboard deck?

The glue had to be spread quickly if not it will dry and the veneer wouldn’t stick properly. The veneer had to be placed correctly if not the board would not be sturdy. If we didn’t suck out all the air from the board container then the veneer wouldn’t have stuck properly. The board had to be sanded and scraped precisely.

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Design Stage

What are four (2) graphic designs for your skateboard deck?

  • List the things that work well about each design 

  • Add an image for each one

The two graphic designs are two anime characters, Goku and Madara.

They work well with each other because they are both famous anime characters from very famous shows, Dragonball and Naruto Shippuden.

Based on the information you have provided above…

  • Which design is most likely to be successful?

  • What factor was the most important in helping you decide?

The design most likely to be successful is Madara since his picture will be smaller on the board and also his design is simpler to draw.

The most important factor was theme of the board and how we wanted the board to like.

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Develop Stage

-List the material and supplies you will need for the design that you picked

I will need modge podge, paint, acrylic vinyl, markers, and pencil

Write any problems you have and any changes you made to your design and why?

I messed up by adding marker before the  modge podge, but the color that the design got because of the marker bleeding because of the wet modge podge made my character, Goku, look more like he does in the anime.

We added more to our board by adding acrylic vinyl to it, along with paint for our characters hair, and also laser cutting some Japanese words on the front of the board.

 

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Deliver Stage 

Does your designs meet the requirements?

Compare your design to the requirements you listed in the discover stage.

Does it meet all of the requirements? If not, what didn’t it meet and why not?

It meets all requirements, they were to add acrylic vinyl, modge podge, paint, and laser cuts. We did everything on our board.  Most of our board is covered and we kept the same Japanese theme all around it which I feel makes the board really precise and really thought out.

Does it meet constraints? 

Compare your design to the constraints you listed in define stage. Does it meet all of the constraints? If not, what doesn’t it meet and why not?

Our board was finely sanded and scraped. The board like pretty sturdy and the veneer was correctly placed and what shows us this is that the board doesn’t have veneers sticking out of it. The board also doesn’t have veneers misplaced because we glued the board well. We spread the glue out evenly.

What changes could you have done to improve your design?

We could have a bit more paint to the board. We have a reason for not doing so though, and that is because we still wanted some aspects of just the pure wooden board, so we kept some parts of the board without any design or color.

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myGame

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When either a left, right, up, or down button is pressed the circle that initially starts in the center of the console moves, and the circle changes color when each button is pressed. When the up button is pressed when the circle is traveling up the circle moves quicker; when the circle is traveling, but you press the down button the circle startsslowing down. Screen Shot 2017-06-05 at 12.53.42 PM.png

This shows that when the when either a left, right, up, or down button is pressed the circle does not change colors anymore, but what does change is the color of the background of the controller and the buttons. When the circle hits any wall, but the top one, the color of the background and buttons change to gray. When either the buttons are pressed or the circle hits the ceiling of the console the colors of the background and buttons change.

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This screenshot is showing that when the circle touches a wall or a button is pressed by the user the color of the background and buttons change.

myBlink

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// the setup function runs once when you press reset or power the board
void setup() {
// initialize digital pin 13 as an output.
pinMode(13, OUTPUT);
}

// the loop function runs over and over again forever
void loop() {
digitalWrite(13, HIGH); // turn the LED on (HIGH is the voltage level)
delay(1000); // leave it on for a second
digitalWrite(13, LOW); // turn the LED off by making the voltage LOW
delay(100); // turn off for a tenth of a second
digitalWrite(13, HIGH); //turn the LED on (HIGH is the voltage level)
//leave it on for a seventh of a second
delay(700);
digitalWrite(13, LOW); //turn the LED off by making the voltage LOW
//turn off for a quarter of a second
delay(250);
digitalWrite(13, HIGH);//turn the LED on (HIGH is the voltage level)
//leave it on for a sixth of a second
delay(600);
digitalWrite(13, LOW); //turn the LED off by making the voltage LOW
//turn off for a half of a second
delay(500);
digitalWrite(13, HIGH);//turn the LED on (HIGH is the voltage level)
//leave it on for 85 percent a second
delay(850);
digitalWrite(13, LOW);//turn the LED off by making the voltage LOW
//turn off for 200th of a second
delay(50);
digitalWrite(13, HIGH);//turn the LED on (HIGH is the voltage level)
//leave it on for 1 and 1/5 of a second
delay(1200);
}

Electrical Vs Electronics

Electrical definition- Objects which takes electricity and turns it into some other form of energy like light, motion, heat, anti heat, etc.

Electronic definition- Objects which for the most part has some type of computer controlling these objects, and or objects like transistors, diodes, and integrated circuits.

Electronic circuits have the ability of precessing things whilst electronics do not have this ability.

List of disadvantages NYC faced in switching to electronic traffic lights

  • The traffic lights throughout the city can be hacked through a computer and that can cause major disasters.
  • People would have to be retrained to learn how electronic lights work from once knowing how they work through an electric point of view.
  • This costed a lot of time and money to install these new electronic lights.

 

List of advantages NYC faced in switching to electronic traffic lights

  • No one well need to go to each individual traffic light pole and fix the wiring to fix the light.
  • Traffic will flow smoothly with an automated timed, computerized light controlled system.
  • It will improve the safety of people if the lights work properly 95% percent of the time.
  • Traffic lights can be fixed quicker if someone is always monitoring the NYC traffic lights in a certain area.

 

I think NYC did the right thing in changing a lot of NYC traffic lights to be electronically instead of electrical because, driving becomes smoother meaning less accidents and more safety, hence less traffic; which is always a good thing! If a problem come ups with a light, the fixing of the light would come quicker because it is electronically controlled instead of electrically controlled.

 

 

Parallel Circuits

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Virtual Circuit A Parallel, 2 Switches, 2 resistors

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My virtual circuit where a switch keeps on two lights and the other two can be controlled by pressing on whichever switch you choose. -My Circuit

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Physical Circuit A Parallel, 2 Switches, 2 resistors

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Physical Circuit B Parallel, 2 switches one resistor

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My physical circuit where a switch keeps on two lights and the other two can be controlled by pressing on whichever switch you choose. -My Circuit

A Simple Circuit

zCircuit Board

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Positive energy flows from the positive lead of the battery and then goes through the switch if the switch allows it to, and then the flow energy continues until it hits a resistor in which the resistor limits the amount of energy going into whatever it is powering. The thing gets powered and in this case it is a red led and then negative energy goes back into the battery.

Electrical Safety

1st. Metal is a great conductor of electricity

  • Don’t wear metal jewelry or watchbands when working on electrical circuits.
  • Use tools with non-conducting handles.
  • When possible, work on electrical circuits with 1 hand, keeping the other away from conductive materials.

http://resources.schoolscience.co.uk/Corus/16plus/steelch1pg2.html

2nd. Another decent conductor of electricity is water

  • Never work with electrical circuits with wet hands or on a wet floor.
  • If there is a spill, shut off the main power before doing anything else.

http://www.physlink.com/education/askexperts/ae61.cfm

3rd. A so-so conductor of electricity are humans

  • Don’t touch electrical circuits with your fingers.
  • Treat all electrical devices as if they are energized.
  • Disconnect the power source before working on electrical circuits and devices.
  • When possible, work on electrical circuits with 1 hand, keeping the other away from conductive materials.
  • Should someone come into contact with electricity, don’t touch them; shut down the main power.
  • Never touch anyone’s electrical circuits unless invited to do so.
  • Enclose all electrical contacts and conductors.
  • Always de-energize electrical circuits when done working with them.
  • Do not wear loose or hanging clothing near electrical equipment.
  • Always drain capacitors before working near them.

https://socratic.org/questions/why-is-the-human-body-is-a-good-conductor-of-electricity

 

bounce.pde

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The is the first bounce version, I managed to add movement to the circle in all four directions. I also had the circle change color when the middle button on the device had it been pressed.

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I added a new color to the circle every time I change the direction of the circle in the second version of the code.

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In the third version of bounce I added to the code, code to make it so that the ball bounces off the north and south end of the device’s screen.

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In the fourth version of bounce I added to the code, code to make it so that the ball bounces off the eastern end of the device’s screen.

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In the fifth, and final version of bounce I added to the code, code to make it so that the ball bounces off the western end of the device’s screen; hence the ball being able to bounce off all sides of the device.