Friday, May 27, 2011

Redesging A Computer Mouse

Today's task was to redesign a computer mouse. My plan was to make it a different shape make it glow and some how make it make a noise. Instead of having the shape of a computer mouse I made it the shape of a guitar.

I added two guitar heads for clicking and mad e the guitar body bigger so it would suit any hand and it would look appealing. It also makes a sound when you click on any thing on your computer. The guitar looking mouse would have small and very quit fans underneath so it could float.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Redesigning Our Netbook Cases

“ I wonder what we are doing today”? said Vivienne. “ I don't know” I replied to her. As the second bell rang for school to start. Something caught my eye, which was on the projector. When I read it, it said “ the B.A.R key. Bigger, Add, Replace. Our class had to redesign our net book cases, not physically but we had to draw it.

First I made the case bigger so I could have a bigger flat screen television. Also I just saw that I don’t really need the handles so I replaced it with a stereo, and a lot more.
I added these features because it would be fun if we were doing it in real life. The T.V and D.V.D player was added for some more entertainment. Instead of handles I added A stereo so when I am writing or we are aloud free time I could just listen and relax. Instead of getting up and grabbing my net book from the cabbed I installed some little hover craft’s.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Marble Track


To make our marble track my group has been given, 10 pieces of paper and one meter of tape. With the amount of six newspaper’s we are going to be rolling them up in to tubes. Our group is going to connect them up at the end of each tube. We are going to be putting holes at the Beginning and the end of each rolled up newspaper so the marble can flow through. Also were going to try and use our tape wisely. I’m going to make the tubes, Chante is going to well balance our creation while Maru is taping it together.

What We Did.

“ I’ll start rolling the paper” I said. “Ok” Chante and Maru replied. As we started our invention strait away we got a positive attitude,but then I heard a plop on the ground. It was our tubes the weren't connected properly. So we tried to make it stronger with pieces of sellotape. Our group couldn't stick to the plan because it wasn’t working as we hoped it would, we were guttered . In the end we did not succeed. I hope that the next challenge will be a little easier.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Finally Swimming Starts

Yes! swimming has began. I have been dreading it for the last week. Before we got to the pools we had a choice, we could go into the big pool with Mr Marks, or we could go into the leisure pool with Miss Garden. I chose the big pool.

As I went into the pool slowly I could smell the chlorine, and when I was fully in the water it was instantly cold. I had second thoughts for being in the big pool, because I knew that the leisure pool was definitely warmer than the pool I was in.

“We are going to do freestyle” Mr Marks said to us.When it was my turn my arm’s were exhausted, and to make it even better Mr Marks kept on telling us what we needed to improve. I had to work on my arms.

After we did all of our strokes we had extra time. When Mr Marks told us we could have free time everybody said “yes!. Me and my friends did flips and competitions. Sadly we had to go out of the pool and get ready to go back to school.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Vote For The Best Introductions

I have tried to make two introductions about what I did in the holidays, but they are about the same things. So can you please vote for the best introduction by typing your answer in the box below the two choices. The first paragraph is going straight into the action and the second is going straight to my feeling's or what I was thinking. Vote for which is best.

“Hurry up” I said to my dad and sister, as I start hopping into the luge with excitement. When we arrived in Rotovages ( Rotorua). Our first activity was going down the luge.Down I went trying to steer it and just before I crashed in to somebody, I quickly read the instructions which I could not see. Later on I got the hang of it and got to go on it again but this time the intermediate it was more fun than the first time I went on. Half way on the intermediate lane I felt like I was on air but, I wasn't I was just going down a hill. After that l had to slow down because it was finished I had to wait a while because my sister and dad were taking very long to come down.

Cool I thought as I went inside the luge.Quickly I thought how do I steer this thing.After that I panicked and nearly crashed into somebody. A while later I got the hang of it and tried to go faster and faster, but then this sign was coming closer and closer it wanted us to slow down. “Oh” I said as I slowed down, it was the end. I really wanted to go on again I even begged for another go. Sadly we had no more passes.