This week has been very interesting. My second cut on the plasma cutter was completed and I took home. I found my first cut, and I fixed it up, and make it look pretty again. I finally had the opportunity to make a 3D image with the 3D printer. It was the symbol of the new Batman and Superman movie, "Dawn of Justice." I used the website thingiverse.com to find the image I wanted. That project was printed and painted, and I was able to take it home that day. I am currently working on another plaque using MASTERCAM Quick Part. My plan is to make a plaque for my dad that says, "Better In The Moment." I have already used the router to round off the edges of the board that I'm using. I painted the board and I'm ready to make the cut. I hope it turns out great!
Friday, May 15, 2015
This week was a complete success. I was able to make two cuts on the CNC Plasma cutter, and they turned out great. The first cut was too thin, and the the second cut was a little messed up. Unfortunately my first cut was taken, but I've been taking the proper precautions with my second cut to prevent that from happening again. I hope to correct my mistakes on the third cut, and have it tien out better than the first two. Mr. Smith taught me how to use the grinder to clean up the last over slag on the back of the metal. I need to start thinking of new ideas for a new project because school is ending soon. I've had a really fun time in this class learning how to use the new tools and machines, and I want to take the year long class so I can further my knowledge in this class.
The housing market of California is soaring! The increase in sales has increased 33.1% from February to March. This marks the largest increase some 2012. Housing prices for the average house has increased 18,000 dollars. The cold Winter weather is a source of the increase in the market. The only problem is that the housing market is really only supporting the higher levels of the community because of the expenses.
Friday, May 8, 2015
The reasons for labor unions are employees disagreeing with the CEO or the manager in charge. The employees want a change in the business they work for, but the manager can decline. One employee can be turned down very easily, but if they come together, it is harder to decline. This is important because it shows that we can unite together to make a change.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
The essential question for this week was where plastic comes from. Plastic can be found naturally like in insects, plants, animals' horns or their milk. It can also be made made plastic, or synthetic plastic. Most plastics today are synthetic plastics. Recycled plastics go to a waste-to-energy facility, but other plastics end up in landfills, or in the ocean polluting it. Plastic is formed from natural gases and it combines smaller molecules into a chain that is strong and durable. Plastic is currently used in a lot of products today, but it is also one of the main things polluting our world today.
Friday, April 17, 2015
The essential question for this week was where all of our waste goes. The Laguna waste water treatment facility treats millions of gallons of waste a day. The waste from Rancho Cotate High School, and from the homes around the city travel to this facility through the sewer system. There are three stages to the treatment process: the primary stage, the secondary stage, the tertiary stage. there are over five-hundred underground pipes leading to the Laguna waste water facility.