2-17-19

This week we are going to present the final plans to the facilities people so we can start to build this monstrous lift. Even though the lift is unneeded by the performing arts department we have chosen to finish the lift, it is more of a personal accomplishment for my group and I. It shows us what we’re capable of and has taught us important things that will help us in the future.

– Justin Dewig

1-30-19

Last week my computer took a turn for the worst and broke, however I was able to back everything up. So until my new computer arrives my work will be temporarily at a halt. I did share all documents with Joe and I finished google skethup design. So now I am helping my teamembers with their work and doing research on how to efficiantly build this upscaled model of the lift. Hepefully by next week the computer will in and I will be able to propose the idea to facilities.

– Justin Dewig

1-24-19

The part list is complete and we are counting down the days till we receive the parts. While we wait I have taken the time to design a very minimal design of the outside eating area. I am doing this because it will give us a visual representation of where we are gonna build the lift. But it is just a very minimal design with not fully generated details for the tables etc.

– Justin Dewig

1-14-19

The first week back from break had a slow start but eventually I got back into the flow of school and work. Last week I started a parts list for the full lift, this week ill finish it and share it with Joe so we can hopefully get all our parts in. The further we get to the completion of the lift the more I realized how hard this job is going to be. Especially with how large the lift is going to be it is going to bring a lot of issues when in construction. All these issues will be a small problem but it will be fixable and we will be able to get through it. My hope is we get this done soon since we already know how to build it from the model. Hopefully this year is more efficient than the last!

– Justin Dewig

1-7-19

It is now officially the new year which means we got a lot of work to complete before the year ends. By the end of this year the lift will be complete (maybe even before the year ends). The plan is to get the parts to arrive so we start the process of building. While we’re waiting, we are planning out how we will go by completing the lift and much more. A school related resolution I have is to connect more with Tanner (team member in other class) so that we will not repeat work and so we know what to do. This semester I hope to accomplish a lot more than last.

– Justin Dewig

12-5-18

After talking with Joe I have been able to give myself and my group a sort of plan for the time we have before break. Before break we hope to at least get the parts in, then if we get them to finish drilling the holes needed in the arms and connectors. If we do get the top and base then we will drill the holes for those too. We are currently finishing up the parts list and then we will notify Joe about that. We hope to get this stuff done efficiently but effectively.

– Justin Dewig

12-3-18

Since last journal I have been finishing up poster presentations, thanksgiving break, article, and my reflection for the unit. What I hope to get to before the break is to get the parts list out for the big model so when we get back we can get this thing done. We have the measurements for most parts we just need to confirm the rest.

– Justin Dewig

11-12-18

Poster Presentations were a success with many people interested in the lift, now it is time for the final. We have been working on equations to get the sizing right for big model.

We had some more simple equations but after we read over it all we realized it wouldn’t work so we had to use equations we had only touched on Physics.

– Justin Dewig

10-31-18

This last week we completed the model lift and now we are prepared to start the final. We will start the sizing for the final next week because we need to prioritize the post for the presentations on Monday. After the presentations are complete we will make the final push towards the completion of our project.

– Justin Dewig

10-24-18

This week our group printed the connectors for the base and the top and I was able to mark and drill the holes for the base connectors. I was able to screw the actual lift into the base. Some setbacks that I am trying to figure out is how to connect the roof and how it will crank up with only one nut. For the roof, it is too thin to screw so I was thinking after everything I will just glue it down. For the crank part I am still trying to figure out a way get the crank to work.

– Justin Dewig

10-17-18

A quick update for the lift; we have the part that will allow someone to manually crank up the lift. We also have the base and the top ready to be cut. We hope to finalize the full design by next week because we are waiting for a part.

– Justin Dewig

10-11-18

We had a gap week because of outdoor ed but before that I designed a model for the rotating piece of the lift. It had problems when printing so I am gonna fix it this week and I will see how I could transfer the idea to a wooden template.

– Justin Dewig

9-27-18

For the model we out the files on dumbledoor but the names got mixed up and the wrong pieces were cut out so now we need to correct all the mistakes. After we correct the mistakes they should all print right and we can finish the model.

– Justin Dewig

9-17-18

Last week in WISRD we edited the connecting pieces for the lift so that the base could be made.  We sent to new design in and are waiting for Joe to cut the pieces with the C and C machine.  We are also working on fine tuning the actual moving parts so that they fold correctly and give us the optimal scissor lift.  We hope to finish the model very soon.

– Justin Dewig

9-12-18

This past two weeks in WISRD I have been working on the scissor lift that is needed to be built. I started to drill holes and out together the  first wood model and so far it’s going great. We did have a set back when some of the wood was cut to the wrong size so we are going back and recutting the wood to the right size. We are now using the laser cutter and the C and C machine to cut wood so we can finish up the model.

– Justin Dewig

8-30-18

First time in WISRD as a 10th grader was great. I had some trouble getting into WISRD and switching my schedule but I finally this week got switched into WISRD again.  2 weeks into WISRD we already have a huge project that needs to be done for the Performing arts class.  We also got our own space to work in the conference room, so Joe had me set up some lights for the rom to light the rest of it up.  As we move forward into the year I am ready for all the new projects to come my way.

– Justin Dewig

5-15-18

Another quick side note for this week is that I was able to complete the design for one of the holders.  This holder is a very important piece that will hold down the tracker and keep some poles inline.  I printed the design and we have Tanner on Team Viewer watching the print while we are not at school.  If this piece prints correctly it will bring us one big step closer to getting that balloon in the air.

– Justin Dewig

5-14-18

Last week we were able to size the nut and bolts right so that it was the perfect size.  My other group members were able to cut down the wood rods so that we could help with the balloon project, which will happen this weekend.  As we finish up the year we are just finishing and finalizing all our projects.

– Justin Dewig

5-7-18

Last week my group and I presented our poster and projects to other during the poster presentation night.  We had quite a bit of interests towards our projects and I think it really went well.  I also helped out my group member Tanner, who is working on the air balloon projects, and I designed and printed a nut and bolt that was fitted to the right size.

– Justin Dewig

4-17-18

The past few weeks in WISRD my group and I have completed the Escutcheons for the sustainable housing in Venice.  We have also adopted a few new projects such as helping making a device for the weather balloon and for the Hydroponics group.  We have a poster presentation coming up and we are pushing through the end of the year.

– Justin Dewig

3-12-18

I was only at one class last week due to me getting sick.  We designed and printed a tool that will help us with putting the Water Bottle Handle in acid tone.  That was what we had gotten done on Monday, this week I am feeling better and hope to get a lot of work done.

– Justin Dewig

3-5-18

These past few weeks in WISRD we have gotten a fair amount of stuff done.  The Circuit was turned in to Luke Kenny and it is ready to print, we are waiting on the feedback.  We have finished the design for a new tool we can use that will help us with the Water bottle handle and the acid tone.  We will be printing it this upcoming week in class, and we learned new information that will help a lot with the anemometer.

– Justin Dewig

2-12-18

It has been some time but I have learned some new stuff.  Joe taught me and another student how to clean and set up the clay printer downstairs.  We also have had great improvements with the train track piece and we have gained some good knowledge about our water bottle handle.

– Justin Dewig

1-21-18

We were able to finish the circuit board and start with the acid tone bath for the handle.  We hope to meet with Joe this upcoming week to discuss the finished circuit board with Joe.

– Justin Dewig

1-16-18

This past week in STEM my group and I finished the circuit board and are ready to print it.  We also are researching to set up an acid tone bath for our new and improved water bottle handles.  For this upcoming week we want to get 0ur acid tone bath done and get our circuit board printed.

– Justin Dewig

12-7-17

This past week in STEM has been very slow due to the loss of school because of the recent fires.  But, my group has sent one member to help other with making something.  Tanner and I have been working on the Circuit board and the circle and square illusion shape.

– Justin Dewig

11-5-17

This past week my group and I finished our poster and sent it in to Joe, we are ready for our poster presentations on Monday.  This next week we are going to do our poster presentation and I am going to finish my news article.

– Justin Dewig

10-30-17

This week we started to make our poster for our poster presentations.  We also printed out 4 of the final design for the handle and we are ready to sell it to Wildwood School.  We also started on designing a circuit board for Zach and we hope to be finished by the end of this week.

– Justin Dewig

10-22-17

We finally finished our final design and we printed the handle in the correct color.  In this next upcoming class we are going to print a large amount of the handles so that we could sell some.  We already have an order for 4 handles, we just need to calculate our price for each handle.

– Justin Dewig

10-16-17

This past week we finally got our first model printed and it works.  The first model had some problems like being a little too sharp and being very thin, so by the end of the week we had designed model two that gives it more of a thick base for support and we put the words “WISRD”.  We started printing the second model and we are hopeful for the same results.

– Justin Dewig

10-7-17

This past weekend we finished up the small details on the model and we assembled all the parts on Onshape.  Now we are ready to start printing it, hopefully by our next STEM class we start the process.

– Justin Dewig

9-22-17

This last week my group and I measures a handle for a water bottle station so that we could design it. And we have started and finished all the parts of the handle that require measurements so now all we need is to add a base of our own design.

– Justin Dewig

9-17-17

This week my group and I just finished taking the tutorial videos on Onshape.  Even though we finished to tutorials we are not a 100% with the program but it is still a work in progress.  Like I said last week, Joe told us he had stuff for us to work on.  So this upcoming week we are most likely going to work on that.

– Justin Dewig

9-12-17

A small setback I had was that I was teaching sketchup to my group but it turned out that Onshape was a better program.  So now this last week me and my group have been taking the tutorials on Onshape.  When we complete the tutorials Joe said he had stuff for us to work with, so that will be my main focus for the next week or more.

– Justin Dewig

9-3-17

After the second week of STEM classes me and some other kids have decided we wanted to work with 3D printing.  Since I have had previous work with Google Sketch Up I am teaching the others how to use the program.

– Justin Dewig

8-26-17

After the first week of school I have had 2 STEM classes, they have been a little confusing but I enjoyed them a lot.  My plans for the future are a little mixed up because I am stuck between working with 3D modeling and printing or working with the AR/VR group.  Although I have some knowledge with 3D modeling/printing I was told that there is a lot of help needed with the AR/VR group and I want to go out and try something I have never tried before.  So I think that I am leaning more towards joining the AR/VR team for the future classes.

– Justin Dewig