For my personal project, I made a surfboard fin with my pals Dylan and Christian. We used a MacBook Air to design the project through TinkerCad and we were able to use 3D printers at our school. The biggest challenge was finding exact measurements for the fin. We measured the size of a surfboard fin to find out the exact measurements. I enjoyed designing the project with TInkerCad and trying to make various designs for the fin. After making this project, I became a lot more familiar with TinkerCad and designing 3D prints. If I had more time, I would design the fin to a larger size.
This time in Creator's, we created our own Humming Bird Project which as a computer program which allows you to use LED lights or motors and control them with a computer. You are also given the opportunity to use sensors. This lets your project react to the amount of light in a room or how close it is to an object and it well turn on a light or a motor. I designed Moby from Brain Pop with another student, Dylan Vincent. We used 4 LED lights, a servo motor, a Humming Bird device, a MacBook Air, a cardboard box, paper, USB cable. Dylan and I experienced issue with coding our project and using improper motors. We were using a regular motor instead of a servo and this had the project to twist causing the cables to tangle and it was a mess. Switching to the servo motor only let the project to spin 180 degrees and then turn. I loved seeing the project in action in the end. I enjoyed being able to wave my hand in front of it causing it to light up and spin. I had to learn about the Humming Bird device to create my project. I tried many different coding sets to get the project to work the way I originally imagined it to. Dylan and I tried four to six different sets until we finally got one to work. If I had more time and resources, I would make Moby life size and make it able to walk and sense things at a larger rate.