Thursday, November 16, 2017

Jordan's 3D Printer Design

On Monday we got the 3D Printers in Class and it was EPIC.Our 3D Printing mentor Fashid said that we were to make a Phone Case so I got straight to work. First I made a Rectangle and put it on the blank canvas on Tinkercad and then I started moulding into the iPhone Case I moulded the case using a fillet which is basically  making the corners round. To make the corners round you have to make a sqaure the put a hole that covers ¾ of the sqaure like this:and then group the two shapes together .

It was very hard to mould it because I needed exact measurements but eventually I moulded it into this:
So I Printed it out but it was just a bit too small so I adjusted some measurements and Printed it out again but the machine stopped working.

One of the hardest things about 3D Printing is getting the correct Measurements I had to adjust the measurements 5 times before I printed it out for the first time then I had to adjust the measurement after I printed out in the wrong size so I have changed the measurements 6 times.The reason getting the correct measurements is so hard is because you have to make it just bigger than the phone you are making the case for. Maybe next time I will make a Harry Potter themed phone case with the iconic Harry Potter glasses and the Lightning bolt scar.

Sunday, October 29, 2017


In room 7 we needed something to share at assembly so we decided to make a slideshow of all room 7's highlights.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Verbal bullying ad

In room 7 we have been making verbal bullying ads. We did one in small groups of 4 and we did a whole class one. For our whole class add some people got together to make a script we then sat on the mat and everybody picked a line in the script. We found a quite place to video and Jordan videoed us saying our line. Then Mrs Paniora put it all together and it turned out really good.

Monday, September 18, 2017

How to count to 10 in Maori

In moari language week we made a presentation for maths. We had 2 kinds of choices to make our presentation one choice was to make it handmade and the other choice was to make it digitally. Me and my freinds Maya and Lucy joined together to make a video of how to count to 10 in Maori. We made some actions using the poi to go with our song.

Sunday, September 17, 2017


Clubs Once a week on a friday we have something called clubs there are a total of 6 clubs cooking, sketching, knitting, scouting, board games/lego and clay. In cooking we cook lots of food, In Sketching we do art and sketch things,In Knitting we Knit,In Scouting we do things that scouts do Like tying Knots & things, In board games you play board games & create lego & in clay you create things using clay.
In this photo Jordan is making the sauce for the pasta.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

3D Printers In Our Classroom

IMG_3855.JPGI was in the class when two men came in and said, “hi we are Farshid and Baruk and we have 3D printers for you to trial.” I watched them set it up and pull out some blue and black PLA (plastic). The Baruk said “do you want black or pink” and I answered “pink”. So Baruk went out the door to get pink PLA. Then everyone came in and saw the 3D printers and we got into it. Farshid showed us a website called TINKERCAD and showed us how to make a design. We all took lessons to learn how to use it.

Our first challenge was to design our name using text. We had to make sure that the letters connected for it to print properly.  I learnt that in order for the design to work my design had to be sitting flat on the work plane.  If it didn’t the 3D printer would not print it would just hover over doing nothing.

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I have enjoyed designing and printing. It has been fun and I have learnt something new.  I wonder if the school will purchase one of their own?

By Isla

Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Zoo Trip

When I turned back in time…
I am 10 years old, and I am standing in the middle of the Auckland Zoo.
The tunnels are crowded with excitement and people are crawling.
The noise is as quiet as a mouse & sometimes I want to scream to break the silence.

Every minute there is a noise of something… Something about to happen.
It is nearly the end of the tunnel.
It is getting brighter now.
The tunnels are getting shorter & shorter by the minute like a candle burning away.
Everything is light & bright.  Fresh & clean & clear again.

Katie (Bella’s Mum) calls from the other side “Come on girls” and we run to join her.
We stand with our mouths wide open, while we are pointing at the Meerkats and continuously going “Ooh,”Trying to catch their attention, but it never works.

I love the Meerkats.
Written by Lucy