Homework Homework is listed by the day it is assigned. It will be due the following class unless noted otherwise.
Thurs May 23 1) Study for your Final Exam - Review Materials HERE 2) Be sure you have finished your digital portfolio and SUBMIT HERE 3) Be sure you have submitted your Duplo Lego Drawing on Google Classroom.
Mon May 13 1) Please choose a topic for your final 3D modeling design. Choose something that is of special interest to you. Something that you care about and receives your time and attention outside of school. - Complete THIS Google Form to let me know your topic. 2) Please start your resume if you do not have one.
Thurs May 9 PLASTICS NIGHT!
Mon. April 29 Plastics Project - 1) Be sure that your group has filled out the STUDENT ROLES FORM for each students assigned role. Missing forms for the following groups...
Fren Comixz; Reinventing Toys
Storm Drain Junkies
2) Email Mr. Vezino with any additional materials needed by your group. 3) Reflection Blog Post - 4/29/19 4) Individual Roles work - 4 days left.
Thurs. April 25 Plastics Project - Each group will be presenting their prototype and testing results in class on Monday 4/29. Be ready to share the following information in your presentation: - Demonstrate you prototype - Explain how your prototype works - How did you test your prototype? - Who did you test your prototype on? - What were your test results? - How will you modify your prototype for based on the testing?
Tues. April 23 Plastics Project - Come in to work on your prototype as needed. The classroom schedule is shown on the PROJECTS PAGE. Your group should be finalizing your prototypes and testing it. If your design has a user you need to collect user feedback. Each group will be presenting their prototype and testing results in class on Monday 4/29.
Fri. April 19 Work with your group to complete the plastics prototype and arrange for testing by the end next week. The C102 classroom will be open Mon - Fri after school for work time. Check the schedule on the PLASTICS PROJECT PAGE for more information.
Mon. April 15 - Plastics Project - Complete your Reflection Blog (go to Ms. Forrest's page for more info) - Be sure your group has sent a detailed materials list to Mr. Vezino ASAP to have your materials for Wednesday.
Thurs April 11 - Plastics Project: Continue researching your design to be able to start building your prototypes on Monday. Be sure your group has sent me an email listing any materials you will need to build your prototype.
- Walking Mechanical Toy - Complete THIS FORM to register your biomimicry animal and project partner.
Please complete Fri. April 5 Prepare for Jr/ Sr Presentations... Juniors will present Tuesday 4/9 at some point during the core day. Please be dressed for a formal presentation and be well rehearsed to give your presentation. Slideshows need to be shared with all of your core teachers.
Seniors - HERE is the Schedule for presentations Wed Night
Jr/Sr Projects: Make sure that all forms have been submitted to your core advisor
Fri. March 15 1) Do something adventurous for your Spring Break 2) Do some research on how animals walk to design your walking robot. 3) Read a book.
Wed. March 13 Please complete the Visual and Functional Design Analysis that we started in class to examine the kitchen objects you brought in. I am looking for evidence of analysis and thought so please fill the out well enough to make this obvious to me.
Mon. March 11 You must bring in a kitchen implement/tool/object that we can analyze for its visual and functional design. Bring in something interesting that will allow for multiple level of design analysis.
Thurs. March 7 I know I spoke about a podcast but you get some articles instead. Read the following articles about design and be prepared to take a quiz on their content in class on Monday (3/11).
Fri. March 1 Please work on your chess pieces and Designer Case Study Presentation which are both due next Thurs (3/7). If you have fallen behind on your chess piece take the time to plan out your chess pieces including steps and tools to produce your chess pieces using Inventor. You will have a full work day on Tues. and need to be prepared to present on Thursday.
Wed. Feb. 27 Please take notes on the Elements and Principles of Design Presentation. This presentation is also available on PLTW under Activity 6.1. You will receive credit for having the notes completed. You must be able to identify the following design elements in pictures and objects based on the notes.
Point, vs line vs shape
Form, space, and texture
Color including temperature and value
Balance: symmetrical, asymmetrical, and radial
Emphasis: including the use of contrast
Rhythm: regular, random, gradated and graduated
Thurs. Feb 21 Please plan out your chess piece by drawing out design ideas (on paper) I will be checking these for credit in class.
Tues. Feb. 19 Field TRIP on Thursday. Please have all of your paperwork submitted by TODAY (Tues. 2/19) to attend] - SETUP free accounts with TinkerCAD and Fusion360 for our visit. - Bring warm layers because weather in San Francisco is fickle and often cold. - Bring a lunch. You can buy lunch at the Ferry Building but it is expensive. - Good walking shoes. We will be walking around SF so comfy shoes are helpful.
Thurs. Feb. 12 Another Quiz on Tues. Feb. 19. Yippee! You will have to model an object during class time. You may want to use PLTW or YouTube tutorials to review.
Thurs. Feb. 6 No homework due next class but start thinking about your chess pieces for the design project. Pick out some representative examples of your designers work. Start creating hand drawn sketches of possible chess pieces.
Tues. Feb 4 Please complete your Designer Case Study presentation and share with Mr. Vezino using THIS FORM. Additional information about the assignment can be found above.
Fri. Feb 1 1) Begin putting together your Google slides presentation for your Designer Case Study. Presentations are due Thursday (Feb. 7). - Be sure to include all of the requirements listed in the project explanation HERE.
Wed. Jan 30 1) Complete your one page of notes on your your designer case study presentation. Please have your notes with you in class to receive credit. Lists of your assigned designers are above. If you never signed up for a designer please do so using the link above.
Mon. Jan 28 1) Complete the reflection for today's design challenge using the form below. - AirDrop Design Challenge Reflection 2) Continue working on your research for your designer case study presentation. You need to be able to demonstrate a page of research notes in class on Friday. This should include three different sources for your information. 3) LAST DAY TO TURN IN PERMISSION SLIPS is Wed. Remember to plan for Thursday's field trip and check in with your B-day teachers about any missed work.
Thurs. Jan 24 1) Field Trip Permission Slip: Fill out and get your forms signed. - If you cannot attend due to B-day classes please submit a written form with this explanation. - If you lost your form DOWLOAD HERE
2) Start researching your designer case study. Details above.
Tues. Jan. 22 1) Field Trip Permission Slip: Fill out and get your forms signed. - If you cannot attend due to B-day classes please submit a written form with this explanation. - If you lost your form DOWLOAD HERE 2) Watch these two videos on Industrial Design - Timothy Prostero TED Talk - Industrial Design in the Modern World 3) Come in to work on your Inventor assignments if you have fallen behind.
Tues. Jan 15 1) If you have not had access to your H: drive for saving inventor work, please fill out THIS FORM. 2) Take notes on Work Points, Work Axes, and Work Planes. You must be able to show the notes to receive credit for the homework on Thursday. - The notes can be found through PLTW under Activity 5.2a OR Download a PDF version HERE
Fri. Jan 11 1) No Homework unless you did not watch the Automoblox Windshield Modeling video from last Wed. 2) If you do not have access to your H: drive from school computers for saving work, please fill out THIS FORM
Wed. Jan 9 1) Sign up to bring something to the Alumni Brunch on Friday if you can. Sign up HERE if you can contribute. 2) Watch the short video showing the modeling process for the Automoblox Windshield part. Available on Youtube HERE
Mon. Jan 7 Sign up for a brunch contribution for our Alumni Brunch on Friday. Your teachers will be providing pancakes, coffee and fruit salad. Sign up HERE if you can contribute.
Daily Agenda This is a general list of activities from the day's class. If you are absent please check in with Mr. Vezino.
Tues. May 21 1) Final Finals Questions 2) Digital Portfolio - submit HERE 3) Personal CAD Design 4) Finalize LEGO Autodesk EXAM and submit through Google Classroom.
Monday, May 13 1) Plastics Reflection 2) Art of Design Movie time 3) e-Portfolio 4) Title Blocks- Instruction Slides
Thurs. April 25 1) FInish testing 2) Plastics - finish prototypes and begin testing.
Tues. April 23 CAST and CASSPP testing.
Mon. April 15 - Plastics all day. 1) Plastics Proto-1 completion 2) Gantt Chart for Project 3) Mini-Tutorials 4) Proto-2 Begin
Fri. April 5 1) Seniors practice presentations 2) FInish Reverse engineering of Wind-Up toys 3) Begin Crank TOy practice assembly.
Wed. April 3 1) Finish CAM Motion Analysis & Assembly 2) Reverse Engineering of Walking Toy
- Jr's go to test prep workshop - Sr's work on Sr. Projects
Tues. March 5 Please work on the following items for class on Thursday 3/7 1) Use Inventor to model your chess pieces. These are due next class and need to be submitted in addition to adding screen shots to your Designer Presentation - Check the RUBRIC for grading requirements of the chess pieces.
2) Complete your Designer Case Study Presentation including add a slide for each of your chess pieces next to an example of your designers work.
3) Complete 5.5b from PLTW if you have not already done so.
Fri. March 1 1) Overview of due dates for next week 2) Elements of Design Notes 3) Inventor work time
Wed. Feb 27 1) Mayhem Poets Fieldtrip 2) iReady Exam
Mon. Feb. 25 1) Overview of creating the Automoblox figurine in Inventor including use of the Loft tool. 2) 5.5b Inventor work time.
Thurs. Feb. 21 Field trip to San Francisco and the Autodesk Gallery.
Thurs. Feb. 14
Take the Inventor Tools and Terms Quiz - Please access the quiz through Google Classroom.
If for some reason you cannot access Google Classroom USE THIS LINK.
Continue working on Autodesk Inventor to complete Activities 5.5a and 5.5b
If you complete the PLTW Inventor work begin modeling your Chess Pieces
Tues. Feb 12 1) Quiz Review 2) Advice on 5.5a parts 3) Inventor work time
THurs. Feb 6 1) Check that you have submitted Designer Case Study Presentations 2) Notes on Holes and Fasteners 3) Inventor work time
Wed. Jan 30 1) Setting up materials for STEM Design Day 2) Intro to Airplane physics
Mon. Jan 28 Project Airdrop trial run.
Thurs. Jan. 24 1) Designer Case Study Assigned with Demo Presentation 2) Turn in Permission Slips 3) Inventor work time
Tues. Jan. 22 1) Inventor Skills: Revolve tool, Close Loop, Mirror, share sketch and advice for the Automoblox axle. 2) Inventor work time.
Tues. Jan. 15 1) IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR SCHOOL GMAIL OR YOUR H: DRIVE FOR SAVING WORK ... FILL OUT THIS FORM 2) Inventor notes on arcs, shell, offset, text, embossing, and offset work planes. 3) Inventor work time... Finish 4.2 and continue working on 5.2.b