PRIYANKA'S EIGHTH GRADE PORTFOLIO
PROSTHETICS (on whitebox learning)
At the beginning of the year, we learned about prosthetics. Our work was done on Whitebox Learning where we inputed values for different characteristics of our prosthetic arm. The goal was to make our simulated prosthetic arm throw a ball a certain distance and get the ball exactly on the target.
Picture #1 (top left): A random gif of how our prosthetic arms worked! Picture #2 (top right): A picture of us testing our built prosthetic arms! Picture #3 (bottom middle): A screenshot of my virtual prosthetic arm!
3D PRINTING AND MODELING (on sketchup)
Once we got into the flow of eighth grade, we started doing 3D printing on a webside named sketchup! In sketchup, we 3D modeled an adapter to go on a 3D printed model hand. I made a whisk and a spatula! It was a little hard making the whisk at first because I didn't know how to do the rods. But I finally got it! The spatula was pretty easy compared to the whisk since it was all simple shapes. Unfortunetely, I couldn't print my whisk and spatula since they were complex shapes and they wouldn't fit in the 3D printer.Where I 3D printed!
Picture #1 (top): A 3D printer printing "3D"
Once we finished our 3D printed gadgets, we started building robots! Mrs. Trout gave us groups and in those groups of about 6 people, we built the VEX robot. It was hard at first since we kept putting in the screws wrong and it was a struggle taking them out, but once we got the hang of it, we finished building the robots pretty fast.
Picture #1 (top left): Kate, Kylie, and I building our VEX robot!
WEBSITE DESIGN WITH BRACKETS
Towards the end of the year, we started learning HTML, a language of code used for website design. At first, we were learning it on StudioWeb, but that got a little boring since it was just a monotone guy speaking slow and some questions after the video. After we finished a few chapters of HTML on StudioWeb, we started learning CSS on Khan Academy. It was a lot more interesting and fun because we actually got to tinker with some code! Once we finished all the assignments, we started coding our own websites on the code editor, Brackets I'm writing code on Brackets this very second! I'm coding this whole webpage using HTML and CSS.How I'm coding this website!
Picture: A screenshot of some of the code for this website!